This is Bender. He is an American Staffordshire Terrier (friendlier cousin of the pit bull.) He has a big crush on Jessica and loves to be petted by her. Jessica always makes time for him when she comes to visit.
Unfortunately, my camera is full of photos from traveling and I didn't get any cooking pictures. But for the record, we made salsa and delicious potato tacos for our cooking activity today. We also played with some neighbor kids while their parents talked to some fire officials about their burned house. We left the children for a nice stroll downtown before boarding the train for home. It was a pleasant day as usual.