So very tired…Charlotte’s wakings started at midnight and continued on throughout the night. She is cutting some teeth, and I think that might be the cause of our problems. Needless to say, insomnia has me looking in the pantry for milk and putting flour in my coffee. Due to a severally handicapped writing ability, today's post will be mostly pictures that I hope speak for themselves.
The Girls on Ahmic
Ben, Charlotte, and I slept in the main cabin at Needle Point while Henry, Dana, and Lia took over the boat house. This was Ben’s first summer living at Needle Point, and I think it made him understand why I was so sad to leave when we moved to Manakiki, our other camp.
Needle Point is on a peninsula so you are surrounded by the beautiful waters of Ahmic. I don’t think my grandparents could have picked a lovelier spot. It’s also very flat and great for children to run around.
Charlotte and Lia both loved the swing, and we all spent much of our time there.
It was such fun to see their excitement as cool air wooshed by,
to hear bouts of giggles as they swung past ground carpeted in wild blueberries.
Children make you remember the pleasure of simple things.
Lia and Charlotte continue to observe and get to know one another. There were times when we had to run interference when hair was pulled or toys were not being shared...
or biting occurred :)
But by the end of our trip they were doing well, and I look on in excitement as to what their future play will be like. For now the playtime mainly consists of Charlotte sorting things and Lia crawling around and eating things.
Though I think both of them greatly enjoyed all the outdoor time:
And sampling the various flavours of dirt:
And let's not forget hide and seek:
And those brief, sweet moments:
I continue to pray that they will be wonderful companions and that Ahmic will be a place where their friendship blossoms.