We’ve had such a wonderful visit with our nieces & nephew from Houston. The past 2 weeks have been filled with several activites—We participated in a few library programs, cooled off at the Splash Pad, watched a movie in Lake Charles, did a little shopping at the Dollar Store, made lots of desserts, sewed some little pillows with the girls, handled major yardwork directed by Marlon for the boys, had a few late-hour family nights, played a bit of Scrabble, engaged in an intense water balloon battle and even managed to attempt backyard camping.
Tomorrow we plan to finish off the visit with a “Backyard Party” where the children are setting up little carnival type game stations, I’m coordinating some age-appropriate races & Marlon will be cooking up some hearty hamburgers & Hebrew International hot dogs.
We mailed out invitations last week & have 14 children confirmed to attend. We’re all looking forward to the fellowship & excitement of the party....the countdown is on!
I can truly say that I’m blessed to have this special time with our relatives & once again I encourage you all to embrace the gift of family.
P/S Here’s a short excerpt from the Water Balloon Battle in it’s raw form. Feel free to click on the link if you can handle the fierce chaos of the moment (BTW, thankfully no one got hurt):