Bonjour from Campagne Maison
It brings a smile to my face and joy to my heart to see how simple, inexpensive things can still make for fun times with the kids in this age of electronic games. Our children have no shortage of them and can usually be found caught in their hypnotic grip. Thank goodness they all have active imaginations, great social skills, and plenty of energy to still be normal kids.
A few cans of Silly String, a Slip-n-slide, some tattoos and enough water to keep squirt guns filled up for imminent battle, kept our kids occupied for hours. Jayci covered herself in dirt. I really do not know how her mother got it all out of her hair. Madison pushed a doll stroller up and down the hills. Hayden locked Mya and Haiven together with a pair of play handcuffs and they all chased each other across the bridge playing tag and hide and seek.
They even had fun having their pictures taken while holding the Corn Toss trophy!
Kaleb, Conner, Parker, and Hayden
Haiven, Mya, Evan, Conner, Parker, and Hayden
Maggie playing hide n' seek
Madison with her pool toys
Twins Parker and Conner Kung-Fu play fighting
Maggie...learning at a young age that it's tough being a woman in a man's world!
This is my niece, Sylvia. She is Rick's daughter.
This is my sister Patricia. She is married to Larry.
Our Family Reunion would not be complete without mentioning our father, Voy Rivers, who passed away on March 1, 1981. His tombstone reads "Taken too soon" and he was.
Last year we started a new family tradition to have our reunions here at the farm, in memory of our deceased brother-in-law, Carlos. His love for this farm was contagious. Without fail, at least one of us would accompany him out here, when we came to TN for a visit. It didn't take long for us to fall in love with the slower paced lifestyle and serene atmosphere of country living.
Thanks for stopping by the farmhouse for a visit. We love having company.