*while driving to join the Youth who were camping
Lauren: I can't wait to make s'mores!
Cameron: Mommy, you know you don't have to have a campfire to make s'mores. You can just put it all together and stick it in the oven. (typical boy, always searching for practicality)
Mommy: I know, Cameron, but campfire is the fun way!
Lauren: Yeah, Cameron, besides...that's the traditional way; the way the Indians did it. Right, Mommy?!?
*Upon being teased by her sister for a mis-pronounced word
Sophie: (emphatically) SIZZY! I can say it however I want. Don't you know I'm in Sophie-world?! (Sad thing is, she spends a lot of time in Sophie world; I just didn't know she had a name for it!)
*and now, some pics....just for the kicks of it!
Lauren received the desire of her heart a couple of weeks ago, and finally got to go horse-back riding. Whoa, just had a major Jani flashback! Lauren LOVES horses, and Jonathan's girlfriend Monee' shows horses with her family. They graciously allowed Lauren to ride this mare, and she was a true natural. Nothing like seeing sheer joy on the face of a child.
This was a snapshot I took of the children on our first day of school....funny how they don't look that alert and chipper on every subsequent morning of the school year!
Reagan cut his first tooth two weeks ago, on his 8 month b'day, and his days revolve around smiling and playing with his sisters and brother, and playing patty-cake. He is the sunshine of our home. So glad God gave us our little caboose!