Because we all know that Salt is to wordless as Amanda Bynes is to sanity.
Whatever. Analogies are fun.
This past weekend was jam packed full of awesome with my family. Sunday included early morning cuddles with a sweet little Betty, Mother’s Day breakfast, a great time had by all at the baseball game (even though we lost), and lobster tails for dinner. On Saturdays Mr. Salt works all day, so Betty and I got together with my mom/her Nana for a yummy lunch and a trip to the Strawberry Festival in Baltimore.
The Strawberry Festival is put together by an area church and it has been around for as long as I can remember. I used to go all the time as a kid and it hasn’t changed a bit. It’s not very big – just about one neighborhood block long – and includes vendors who have set up tables where people can buy handmade items, a BBQ where you can buy hotdogs and hamburgers, games for kids, a bounce house, and a little petting zoo with pony rides. You would think that there would also be strawberries or strawberry related items for sale, but I’ve never seen any. The name of this festival is misleading.
Anyway, Betty had her first ever pony ride there last year when she was just barely over a year old. Of course I took lots of pictures because I’m her mom; I have about 2,000 pictures of her in my phone right now and that’s only from like the past 2 months. This year we were determined to get a photo of Betty riding the pony again and that we did. In fact, my mom did such a great job of capturing the photo that when I did a side by side comparison I realized that she had taken it not only in the same pose, but in almost the exact same spot. I’m half-tempted to Photoshop it so that it looks like the same horse too.
Nice job, Nana!
Never mind that she has a creepy arm growing out of her back in the first photo; I was hanging on to her for dear life thinking she was going to topple off that horse at any moment. This year she didn’t need my help at all.
Look how much she’s grown!
I see this little girl every day so sometimes I forget that she was ever so small. But here she is one year later in the exact same moment and it almost makes my head (and heart) explode. I always thought the whole “they grow up so fast” thing was kind of cliché, but they really do grow up so fast.
As with everything else, I’m fashionably late to the Mother’s Day party this week, but I sincerely hope that all you moms out there had a beautiful weekend with your loved ones!
PS. The woman on the left is the original Betty, my wonderful grandma whom my little Betty was named for. She passed away in 2005 and so obviously never got to meet her, but I have no doubt that they would have been BFFs.
Have you ever been back to a particular spot to take a photo years later? (I LOVE doing that!)