Today’s Smile–Throwing Rocks

During our vacation, Adrian really enjoyed all the rocks that he could throw into the lake. He collected a few rocks, but most of the time he preferred throwing them. One day Grandpa said that “God put the rocks where they were.” Adrian wondered a minute before Allan said, “God put the rocks where they are so little boys could throw them.”

Calumet Photo Shoot

It all started with a bright yellow new sweatshirt and an old building!

We were walking back to the car after exploring Calumet. Daddy had treated all the kids to either a sweatshirt or a t-shirt of their choice. Adrian saw this yellow one and fell in love with it. As soon as he was outside the store, he put it on. While Daddy was still in the store, Adrian, Allan and I walked ahead taking pictures of the town. As we passed this old building, I asked Adrian to stand against it and I got this great picture.

On the road to leave Calumet, a teenage boy accidentally hit the RV we were in.  His car was really messed up, and the RV corner was messed up. Everyone was okay, but the boy was understandably upset. Allan bought him a candy bar (and candy for everyone) and then we still had some extra time while we waited for the police to come.

I decided to take the kids back to the old building and try to get some good pictures of everyone. I would have loved some more time there to take more pictures, but Dad called saying everything was done and we could leave. 




Bathing Beauty

It has been very hot the last few days. Andrea decided that Megan needed to put on her bathing suit and learn how to play in the sprinkler. Megan enjoyed it as long as someone was holding her. If the sprinkler was on while she sat in the grass, she cried.

Princesses Picking Petals

Today is Audrey’s Birthday Eve.  She and Andrea dressed up as beautiful princesses and then picked some flowers for the dinner table.

I loved watching the cars go by as they chose their flowers. Most of the men just drove by. The women would watch the girls for a little bit with huge grins on their faces.

I pray that all my princesses grow up knowing how special and beautiful they are. I pray that they will learn to know their heavenly father in a deep way that shines through everything they do. And I pray that their lives will draw many to our Awesome Father God.