While in Colorado, we stopped at the Garden of the God’s for a picnic. It was a beautiful day out, and the park was crowded! We had hoped to return and explore more on the way home, but we were unable to.Â It was fun admiring God’s design as we drove through it!
After reading the Little House books and a few others from that time area, Andrea wanted to make some prairie girl dresses. She planned to wear them for the traditional tea party. We also thought it would be fun to try to take some pictures in “the Wild West”, as Adrian insisted on calling Colorado the whole time we were there.
They also had fun wearing them while playing or doing chores around the house too.
Andrea and Mark were walking ahead of the rest of us enjoying a private conversation. I was glad that I had just taken a picture of their backs, when they turned around, saw me with the camera (caught!) and took off running.
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.
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.
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.
He is starting second grade this year.Â But even more exciting is his gapped tooth smile and two other teeth that are wiggly!