One of our favourite Manitoba locations, besides home, is Clear Lake. Every October, the full extended Kehler family will retreat to the rented cabins for a long weekend. The lookout deck over the marshwalk has always been a place to stop and take family pictures. This year was no exception.
Arianna, our oldest, is confident and full of energy for her friends and soccer with boys at recess. She loves consumerism and would love it if mom and dad's bank accout were limitless. "Because you know what I really need? I really need a..."
Jane, next in the line, is a the truest friend any nine year old girl could ask for. Loyal and giving to the core. She is one of my six classical guitar students and has a good ear. She has an artists eye and a love for flavour. "I'm full but it just tastes so good..."
Big brother Micah and little Sammy are the best of buddies. Micah, not wanting Sam to feel left out of Nintendo even though Sam doesn't know what to do, will hook up a controller for Sam so that he can play too. I actually think that Micah secretly just wants to have an opponent to play against that won't fight back...and then pummel the crap out of Sam's guy. They would sit there and play and laugh all day if we let them. Off to read some books...we don't want our worlds to consist of merely the make believe...do we? ( note to self )
Sammy loves his mommy and can't stand it when she hints at leaving the house. "Don't worry Sam. Mommy's just going to get some milk. Mommy will be right back." Going for milk is the only excuse Sam will accept. "Joyce...whats with all this milk in the fridge?"