Last week was pretty exciting around here.
First, our wonderful, long-time friends drove in for the week. Imani and her mom stayed with us, and Caleb joined Grace's fifth grade class on their epic 4-day trip to the Amani Rainforest. This trip is highly anticipated by every HOPAC student, and is often mentioned by seniors as their favorite HOPAC memory.
I had the privilege of taking the first HOPAC elementary class to Amani way back in 2003. Gil and I later chaperoned a few other times. In fact, one year baby Grace went along!
Gil got to chaperone this year, while I held down the fort at home. But it was so special to hear Grace's stories and see the pictures of places I had been with my class so many years before.
|Chameleon hunting at night|
Gil and Grace came home just in time for Lily's eighth birthday. My little introvert does better in small groups, so she had just a few friends over. They made Valentines, played Twister, and had ice cream sundaes.
I keep telling my children to stop growing, but they just doesn't listen. I guess we better work harder on obedience.