Monday, September 1, 2014

ten for summer's end

Janneke's preferred posture at the beach.

Rachel's preferred posture at the beach.

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We've been campin'...


when a leisure game of Kubb turns into a full-scale tournament...


 when it's lovely to be sitting and talking and not doing too much more....


when feet become black from the sooty sand but they still get tucked into a sleeping bag...


when you are chased down and dunked for not jumping in...


when sharing the hammock is better than swinging alone...


we call it camping and this summer, we can finally call it fun, after many try-and-try-agains with wheelchairs and feed pumps and sand.


It was a treat to share these recent camping experiences with family made up of cousins and cousins-in-law and friends who loved to visit the campsite for coffee, play tug-of-war, take bike rides and hikes.  We can't say enough how grateful we are for the respite help provided by Christina Teeuwsen and Katelyn Pot.

And it was a treat to see Rachel finally relax on our last day at the beach.  She was comfortable enough to sit at the sandy edge with her dad and go into the water with her mom.  This was a huge step for her since she prefers her bed and home to anything else.  


Have a super week - especially to all beginning a new chapter with schooling, teaching or life.

peace,
spot

2 comments:

Jacquie said...

Yay! This post makes me smile big. Katelyn said she was going with you this weekend, and I'm so glad that you had a FUN camping adventure. Here's to more of those with your gals. Blessings as school begins today and new routines challenge the balance yet again. Love from Burlington, Jacquie

Anonymous said...

It sounds like camping is a happy experience now! I'm so glad. What a treat to have respite while you are on vacation, and what great experiences for all your girls. Happy back-to-school for your four beauties!
samm in Welland