Just before lunch today... Elisha: Hey, I want to play with God's farm. Me: What? Elisha: God's farm - I can see it right up there (on his very top shelf) with the animals and everything...where baby Jesus was born. Me: (realizing what he meant) Oh, you mean the nativity. Elisha: Yeah. God's farm.
It's been a week, and we are in withdrawal. The IWU students are gone: most of them for the summer, but some of them FOREVER! Many students graduated, one of whom happened to be our babysitter, Rachel. She was actually much more than a babysitter, transitioning to friend and adopted aunt in less than a semester. But now she is back in Ohio, and we are missing her beautiful smile and fun loving disposition. Below are a few photos of one of our last times together (doesn't it just sound so depressing?) out at my parents' house. We miss you, Rachel!
Do you have any idea how difficult it is to get a photo of 5 people with no one blinking and the children looking in the general direction of the camera?