Monday, August 20, 2012
I took the kids for a week to Saskatoon to spend time with their grandparents, aunties, uncles and cousins. We also had "camp cousins" while there. Jenn and I have been doing camp cousins since Emora was a baby and we were in Abilene. We've had "camp" in Texas, Fort Qu'Appelle, SK and Saskatoon, SK. Our theme this year was Hosea 10:12: "Sow for yourselves righteousness, reap the fruit of unfailing love, and break up your unplowed ground, for it is time to seek the Lord, until he comes and showers righteousness on you." We sang our camp cousins song and our theme song each day and some others and did activities and crafts. Jacalyn- my cousin Lin's daughter also joined us once she got back to Saskatoon.
The kids always enjoy time at the acreage. It's become so beautiful- not at all like it was when we first moved out. We actually had to pitch a tent to eat our sandwhiches in because the sand and wind was unrelenting in the treeless, flat 10 acres. Mom always said that the trees would grow and that some day we would appreciate them. Now the kids play in the trees and could climb them too!
The fish pond and little gazebo area is always fun. At the end of the week, mom hosted a tea party for the kids. Ivan exclaimed that it was the best party ever!
The broken tractor is always fun too. My parents never farmed the land, but there was always plenty of grass to mow and stuff to move around, so this tractor was handy for lots of years.
Ivan snagged my camera and got some great pics of auntie Andrea.
She loves to bake and gathered up the kids to make muffins with them. I know this will always be a treasured memory for them- baking with auntie Andrea. It's so nice when we all have different talents to share with them and expand their horizons.