The Meadow

Today was the last day of a VBS that a group from Britain was doing for the kids in the village. We went along for the picnic and had a great time. It was a warm day, and knowing this, I decided to take along the shade tent. I’m glad we had it along.

We took our car to the bottom of the hill, if we had had our ARO, we would have just driven that up, but it’s a jeepin’ road and the car wouldn’t have handled it well. From the bottom we walked up. Along the way Sienna got a bug down her shirt that started stinging her. We don’t know for sure what it was, but it left some pretty big welts. It was about this time that I started wishing I had something along for the sting. The problem, it didn’t just happen once, it happened at least twice, not counting the bite she got at the house before we left. Now she’s a little skiddish about bugs and doesn’t want to go in the grass because of the ants or anything else that might bite. Especially things that fly.

The event started with the kids reviewing what they had learned that week. Most of the kids were well behaved, there were a couple of the boys that I thought should be sent home for their acting up during the review time. But since it’s not my call to make . . . .

After that they served lunch. Nothing super special, just sandwiches and fruit and yogurt. Sienna was really liking the yogurt.

Once all that was cleaned up they broke out the games and the kids got to playing. David, the boy in the blue that Sienna is chasing and vice versa was a having a grand time playing with Sienna. They were playing swords with the rackets and then the bigger kids came along and took one of the rackets so it became a game of keep away. They kept running back to the shade tent for safety. Some of the older girls came along and sat with us later and tried to talk to Sienna, but she wasn’t in the mood for talking then, she wanted that racket back from David.

All in all it was a good time and we enjoyed the walk down the hill as well. It’s a nice meadow (it could use a lawn mower, but then it wouldn’t be a meadow any longer) and it’s a good place for the kids to have plenty of room to run and play.

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