We went to the Bluff Park Art Show this past Saturday, which is always a fun time. There are lots of local and regional artists, good food, jazz music and two playgrounds and some dirt for Owen. Everybody wins!
Scott and I swore that we would end the dry spell and actually purchase some art there this year, and we did! Owen sniffed out every booth with animal-themed work (even the odd little friends of this artist), but when we wandered into Michelle Prahler's booth we knew it was the one. We told Owen he could pick whichever one he wanted, which he briefly misinterpreted as permission to act like a contestant on Supermarket Sweep.
Ultimately we avoided any larceny charges and paid for the monkey painting Owen is holding in the photos above. He had us hang it that very night above the reading chair in his room. I think he made a great choice!
We were heading home for Owen's nap when he spotted a giant crane at Wald Park, and I realized it must be the weekend for winterizing the local pool. So we did a yooey, postponed nap for about an hour, and had a blast watching them put up the giant air dome.