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  ~ ~ ~ t He said to them, "Because of your little faith. For truly I tell you,  if you have faith the size of a mustard seed,  you will say to the mountain, 'move from here to there,' and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you." Matthew 17:20 ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ scripture and a snapshot You are invited to the Inlinkz link party! Click here to enter


  ~ ~ ~ Saturday I went to an old fashioned firemen's muster with my grandchildren, daughter, and son-in-law. It was great fun! The fire department of their town was there selling hamburgers and hotdogs! Verne looks very handsome sitting on top of the hand tub pump. There are several events each summer and each team creates a ribbon for each event.  Folks pin their ribbons to their shirts or shorts. Little Natalie opted for wearing nothing but her diaper as the temperatures were almost blistering hot so she is trying, unsuccessfully, to pin her ribbon on herself.  On Saturday night Verne, Abby and I had a sleepover in in my tent in the back yard! When it got dark enough Verne and I watched the fireflies with our heads down by the screen doors! Abigail fell asleep before the fireflies came out but she woke up early enough to do some coloring! Natalie is still too little to sleep out in the tent but we found a spot where her blankets will fit when she gets old enough. ~ For truly I t

sleeping in the tent

  ~ ~ ~ I spent the night in my new tent with my grandchildren. We slept under the most beautiful big, old pine tree in their back garden. We call it a Tamarack pine but I'm not sure if that is what it really is.  Verne, who is 5, watched fireflies with our heads down near the screen doors before falling asleep. He thought it was just about the coolest thing he had ever done  and I think it was just about the coolest thing I've ever done as well.  Abby fell asleep before the dragonflies came out but she woke early enough to color some pictures  under the blankets.  In the morning we emptied the tent of sippy cups, crayons, tiny lanterns, and picture books.  We folded up our quilts and packed up the car. Daddy brought us coffee and donuts from Dunkin Donuts and I headed back home. Children learn so much from being out in the natural world.  It doesn't have to be a hike into the great wilderness. Sometimes an overnight in the backyard is a wonderful adventure... maybe even th