August 13th was a happy day in our house - Auntie Chloe arrived to spend a week of summer vacation with us. She was also here to take in some classes at our church that were happening that week, so she had some time out and about as well as some time with us every day.
I think the pencil tickling idea got Chloe's brain going, and she introduced the girls to a game our Mum used to play with us when we were little. A simple Kleenex is all it takes... (and yes, that unfortunately is a plastic hammer you see in contact with the top of Hope's head... Ahem - JOY!)
Skilled Uncle that he is, Reid charmed Hope and Joy with new activities when he was around between games and the word "hockey" was merrily added to their vernacular.
Just cute. :o)
Josh had other plans this evening, so Bev, Chloe, and I toted the little girls off to watch one of Reid's evening games. At breakfast the next morning, Reid asked Hope if she had seen him. Her reply couldn't have been more honest - "No - I couldn't see you because you were running too fast. You need to run slower so I can see your face!" This, of course, made all of us laugh, and required an explanation as to why it was not a good idea for Reid to run slow!