The children and I enjoyed spending several days in Nashville with my sister, Jennifer, and her family. We attended the last night of their church's vacation Bible school, a carnival-style evening of family fun. The children registered in the church foyer before heading outside to the grassy hillside behind the church building. There they found booths for games, face painting and balloon animals. Ice cream cones, popcorn, cotton candy and snow cones were tasty treats when the kids needed a snack break. Inflatable water slides and a jump house were favorites of the group. Jennifer's 6-month-old daughter, Caitlin, watched with interest as Big Brother David showed their cousins around.
Jennifer always loved horses, and growing up she was convinced we had room in our backyard to keep one as a pet. Jennifer took horseback riding lessons in high school and still loves to ride today. So it was especially sweet to see Caitlin getting her first pony ride. If she takes after her mommy, this will be the first of many mother-daughter moments on horseback!The children had a great time playing outside together! Emma made the evening a little too exciting for me, but for the rest of the group it was a perfect evening of family fun!