(Tio jetted into town between meetings. Zach hasn't seen him in about a year and a half. You never saw a boy run so fast or jump so high into somebody's arms!)
(Tio taking a phone pis to send to Cousin Katie back home in Chicago. Zach is just a LITTLE excited, can you tell?)
(Boy bonding time... throwing stones into the water.)
Big dreams coming true -- Zach has wanted to take a fencing class since he was 4. Now he's finally old enough (well almost, we're fudging it a little). He was so serious about it, trying so hard. I wanted to snap a hundred photos, but I didn't want him to feel weird, so I controlled the shutter finger and kept my distance.
(So little and SO big. Have I mentioned that my brother is 6'5" and I am 5'2". Yeah, so not fair.)
Big party time -- well big if you're a 6 year old. Some funny masks, some Zydeco music, and some ice cream. Laissez les bon temps rouler!