I went out this morning to weed a flower bed and Rachel came along to help. "Helping" disappeared as soon as we got there because Rae spotted one of her favorite things in the world - a ladybug.
With pink ladybug decorations in her hair from yesterday's ladybug outfit...
...and a huge red ladybug on today's outfit, she was perfectly dressed for an encounter with a real, live orange ladybug!
She talked to her ladybug, sang to it, and let it crawl all over her.
[Look! A ladybug on my ladybug!]
This is some serious ladybug love!
Katherine watched Rachel playing and said to her, "Aunt Winnie would have loved you." My beloved Great Aunt Winnie died the winter before Rachel came home. She loved ladybugs and her house was full of ladybug themed mugs and magnets and bath mats. One of my great sorrows is that she and Rae never had a chance to meet. Kate was right, Aunt Winnie would have loved her. And their shared ladybug love always makes me smile.