Today, after church, we had a picnic lunch of PBJ under shade of a tree. The kids had a foot race to the rock across the field and we sent the kite out full-line. Then, before a walk through Como Zoo, I sat next Simeon on the 1914 vintage Cafesjians Carousel. Aelah rode the horse in front of us. Her face beamed with sheer joy. That smile will stick with me. (This photo doesn’t capture the real thing at all.)

I may not always catch it or appreciate it – it may even seem mundane in the moment, but today was about as perfect as it gets.

Cafesjians Carousel