It's always a gift when we experience warmer weather in a time span when it is typically cooler.
The WMML baseball game on Saturday provided a sunny welcome to the weekend. The helpers were the SIB (Sigma Iota Beta) sorority from Hope College. Abby and Rachel were Cam's volunteers, and they were eager to see the kids play. The awesome batting box that Cameron and other ball players use truly makes all of the difference when it comes to feeling included.
Following the warm game, we were on way to the cottage. With the pleasant temps, we remained outside for the entire duration. The sunshine and water just made us all feel relaxed. Cousin David paid us a visit since he had flown in from Texas to winterize his cottage. Hanging out with the cousins is truly a favorite weekend activity. Our outdoor dinner of chicken pot pie, veggies and fruit were a great combination. Fortunately for us all, Calla picked out a delicious cookie dessert with frosting designs. It's easy to see why Cam gets along with his cousins so well- the "sweet tooth" is strong with this group!
Cousin Katie M. recommended a book for Cameron called "All the Way to the Top" which is a true story about Jennifer Keelan-Chaffins, a girl born with cerebral palsy. She is a lifelong activist for disability rights. Jane and Cam read it together and this was his review:
"That was a really good book, Mom. I don't know if I would've liked it as much if I didn't have a disability."