After eating one doughnut each, we decided to deliver the rest of the 3 dozen doughnuts we were given for free to a local fire station and Pilgrim's Inn ministry. The firemen were very appreciative and offered Riley a chance to climb up in the fire truck and take a quick tour in their garage. It's been about a year since he got to do this and it hasn't seemed to lose any of the thrill (the picture below is Riley last year and the picture on the right is from today). My goodness, he's growing up fast!
We think Maggie might be a pretty girly-girl. She absolutely LOVES shoes of any kind. She likes to wear bows (most of the time) and is fascinated with bracelets! I also adore how she likes to sit with her teeny little feet crossed one over the other. It's just so precious to see. As you can see, our little 15 month old is continuing to keep us entertained!
For Labor Day, we went to Rodger and Melissa's house for a Low Country Crab Boil and found out that someone else in the family loves eating crabs as much as I do---Riley! Except, he calls them "crabfish" and he likes to pretend to crack them, but have other people do the hard work of actually "peeling" them.
Last weekend we got together with our QCP Neighbors (even though 2 out of the 4 families no longer actually live in QCP) and a few other close friends. In fact, after the Warrens and Huntingtons arrived, we had 15 kids and 12 adults all in one place! Here's a picture of the Gamecock QCP Crew (Riley is still a Clemson fan, so his attire doesn't completely match). What a blessing to have these little ones grow up together!
So whether we're grilling out at home and Riley is helping Daddy using the "clappers" as he calls them or we're riding together in the car listening to one of Riley's crazy stories about "when he was an old man, he used to drive a cement truck" or "he used to play on the playground at Daddy's school"...I pretty much can't ask for a better life! When Riley prays at night to help the kid in Dad's class do his work or for Grandma and Grandpa Condra to like their "new house" (assisted living facility), I can't help but thank God myself for such a precious family and friends that I get to experience life with!