Beached whale and giraffe

Last week we saw our friends Michelle and Bart up in Maine.  Michelle was amazingly generous and loaded us up with baby stuff— I think we now have more clothes for the baby than for us.  At one point she held up a lion costume and asked me if I wanted it.  I said I thought our baby would be too little for it come Halloween.  Oh no, she explained, one of the best parts about having kids is you can dress them up in ridiculous costumes at any time.  And she proceeded to put her son Spencer in a giraffe costume.

I have to admit that this aspect of parenthood hadn’t occurred to me before.  But I am pretty excited about it.  Also about all the hats with ears.

Cute photo by David, of course.