Audrey likes to have her picture taken most of the time. She likes to help me come up with creative poses and to try new things.Â Since we were experimenting with black and white this time, not all of her creativity turned out.Â So here are the two best pictures from her photo shoot. Check out her favorite picture here.
Mark is going to be a Freshman this year.Â We are looking forward to starting high school, but we are also a little apprehensive about it. There is so much he needs to learn!
But he is excited that we are turning the focus more. We have been praying about what God has planned for Mark and will start moving toward that goal.
As we watch Mark turn into a man, we will give him time to practice skills men need to be providers. With Daddy’s help, he builtÂ raised gardens, but he filled and maintained the gardens mostly by himself this summer. He has outdoor chores that he loves doing. He has told me often he would rather be outside moving wood then working inside.
Mark will also have time to explore his different interests.Â We know that making time for hobbies is a good way to relax!
I look forward to seeing Mark’s growth this year. I see him “sprouting his wings” and, while he is not ready to “fly” yet, he is getting close.
Dad and Mom went to the zoo with us for “Mommy Camp”. We had a great time exploring. The kids were treated to a stuffed tiger and a ride on the zoo train. They both enjoyed it, but Megan was fascinated with it.
After the zoo, we enjoyed a picnic lunch. The kids wanted to play on the playground, but I told them no. Then I took out their swim suits I had brought and let them play in a small water park across from the playground. Megan ran around screaming with joy.Â Adrian enjoyed having the water dump on his head and I often found him under the bucket trying to get hit.
It was hard to tell them it was time to go. They were having a great time and I enjoyed watching them have fun. I thought they would be exhausted and fall asleep in the car, but they talked about the water park the whole way home.