I got to spend a day at the farm with A-man last week. It was surprisingly cold for these parts, but by early afternoon all the kids had their jackets off. This top photo is my favorite. I think it shows true joy. It's what makes Alan, Alan. His ability to enjoy every moment completely. Other kids were worried about sand in their socks, or bouncing too high, or that it was too cold, but all Alan saw was a chance to jump. It's what gets him in trouble with his teachers at school and church and *sigh* here at home, but on his field trip he could totally be himself....until it was time to move on and he was asked to put his shoes on, four times, couldn't find them so kept jumping, got hollered at, put on his shoes, and gave one final jump for good measure.