On Saturday we had plans to go to the beach with students from our college ministry at church. They actually camped Friday and Saturday nights, but we're just not that adventurous... how old we've become just 9 years out of college! Reagan already had reservations at Camp Grandma, and when Alyssa woke up with a fever she joined that party too, which left us with only Parker! As much as I love being mom to three, being mom to just one is fun once in a while. The feeling of relative freedom is suprising considering how much one child dominates your attention when you have only one. We were able to give Parker so much of our time while still enjoying fellowship with the students who graciously made him the center of the sand-castle building, frisbee throwing, dolphin watching, hiking and wave chasing. He was in heaven! I guess heaven was a bit of a drain on his energy though because by the time we got back in the car (before 6 pm mind you) he was out cold. We all enjoyed our day as a family of 3... and the girls had a blast with grandma too, even in spite of the illness.