Lest you think I didn't have a good time camping with the children I want to reassure everyone that (now that I've had a couple of nights of sleep) it was about the most fun thing ever. How could you not love spending time with this "little mother" as she scolds her younger cousin about playing too close to the road?
How could you not smile every time this one grinned and showed that tooth that's just barely peeping through? And she grins all the time!
And tell the truth now, could you have denied him the 3rd S'more? Or that last piece of chocolate? Even though you knew that every time we joined hands to say the blessing he squeezed the "little mother's" hand so hard it was all she could do not to yell out loud?
And I'm just gonna tell you right now there's not one of you out there who would have told this one she couldn't sleep with you even though you've been warned that she is a little heater and kicks like a mule! Or who wouldn't have watched Barney with her forty leven times and loved every song and every dance and felt sad every time Baby Bop couldn't find her yellow blankie!
And can't you just see these 4 cousins years from now sitting around the kitchen table drinking coffee and laughing about the time they went camping with Grandma and Grandpa? And having watergun fights with Grandpa? And playing Ring Around The Rosie in a camper they could barely turn around in without falling all over each other? And burying each other up to their necks in the sand?
Which one do you think takes after me the most? It must be this one! Look...I think she's blogging! Wonder what her blogspot name is?
"Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from Him." Psalm 128:3
"Then He put a little child among them. Taking the child in his arms He said to them Anyone who welcomes a little child like this on my behalf welcomes me, and anyone who welcomes me welcomes my Father who sent me." Mark 9:36, 37