“Mommy Camp”

Because I am counselor, activity director, cook, nurse and part of the clean up crew at “Mommy Camp” this week, Adrian will be the special guest writer most of the week.

When the big kids went to Lake Ann Camp, Megan and me got to go to “Mommy Camp”.  It is a special camp because it is made for little kids and big kids who are not big enough to go to Lake Ann.  We get to finger paint, play games, use chalk, play in the sprinkler, learn how to cook eggs and biscuits and sausage.

Last night we watched a movie and Mommy read a story to me in bed.  Mommy camp is fun.  It is probably more fun than Lake Ann.  (Momma said at least for me!)

Fun at the Restaurant Store

Today’s guest writer is Adrian.  Enjoy!

We went to Lunkers.  Grandpa took us there with Grandma and Great Grandma. Megan screamed and cried all the way there!

Lunkers is a fish restaurant in Edwardsburg, Michigan. I had pretzel bread with a buffalo burger and a pickle salad and some chips.  Momma had the same thing but with an Elk burger (mine was better!). Megan had chicken wings and a little salad. The food was good.

Seeing the fish was better. The fish were in tanks around the sides of the restaurant. There were turtles, frogs, fish with no names and iguanas. They were real live! My favorite fish was the Lion Fish. It was in a big tank with lots and lots of fish in the middle of the restaurant.

Sometimes the frogs could stay still in the middle of the water without going down. After we saw the fish, iguanas, turtles and frogs (Momma wondered if that is where they got their frog legs from) we went into the restaurant store. We saw a HUGE fish coming out of the wall! Lots of bricks were coming down! Then we found “the great big moose, who’s name was Fred”, a bear and a mountain lion!  We also saw Peter Rabbit at the other end of the restaurant.

Megan was quiet on the way home. ‘Cause she was sleeping! (She was good eating and shopping though).  Thank you Grandpa!  I liked the “rain forest restaurant”, even though there was no tigers or lions or Thunder!”

P.S.  Momma said that I needed to let you know that Megan was afraid of Fred, until we told her the mooses name was Fred, and He liked to drink his juice in bed.  He was a great big moose, who liked to drink a lot of juice!  Then she liked him a lot!


This morning, all of the kids were up by 5:15.  The three oldest ones were heading up to Lake Ann for a week of camp! Lake Ann is a camp that teaches the Bible and provides many fun activities.

This will be Audrey’s first time at camp. Andrea loved it last year and is so excited about being able to go again.  Mark has been to a few camps, but I think he likes Lake Ann the best.

This will be the first time that they are taken to camp and then “dropped off”.  Allan is going to be helping on a project, and then he is coming home.

Please pray for the kids this week!  I am praying that they are open to what they hear and that they choose to grow because of something they learned.

Morning at the Park

The kids and I have been trying to take walks while the weather is cool.  Yesterday, I asked Allan to drop us off so we could take a walk someplace different.

After rolling down a hill, and running around a track, we crossed a foot bridge to play for awhile at the middle school playground.  It is a small playground and the older kids are almost too tall for everything, but we had a lot of fun.

Heading home, we threw sticks in the water and played “Pooh Sticks” awhile.  Then the kids explored under the bridge and enjoyed the water.   We looked for caterpillars–did not find any 🙁 –and managed to walk the two plus miles with stops, in just under 50 minutes.  It was a nice morning!


Day at the Beach

Yesterday, we spent the day at the Lake.  Megan started out apprehensive of the water, but ending up really loving it. The kids were in the water most of the day.  We only stopped for lunch and a break from the sun.

It was a great way to celebrate!


Because there has been very little rain, fireworks by our house have been canceled.  However, Allan found out that the ban by his brother’s house was lifted.  Last night, after the kids were ready for bed, Allan told them to change back into their cool clothes, put on  some walking shoes and go to the car.

We drove to Winona Lake and met Josh and Angie.  Then we found a nice grassy place to sit and enjoyed a very nice show.

I rarely take night pictures, so I had fun experimenting.

Thank you Josh and Angie for joining the fun at the last minute.  We enjoyed ourselves very much!

Click fireworks to see how the experiment worked.

The Hug

Today’s guest writer is Megan.

I love my Daddy, he is the best Daddy in the whole world! He loves to play with me and gives me lots of hugs.  His face tickles me at night.  He makes me laugh.  I am glad for my daddy.  I love you Daddy!