|Belle, Katie & Grandpa Chuck|
|The sunset the night of our family party.|
Tonight, I read another chapter of A Secret Garden to Belle. We'll get to read one more chapter before I leave (Chapter 24: Let Them Laugh), because tomorrow she leaves for a four day, three night camp adventure with three of her closest friends from school and her Girl Scout troop. We'll pick her up on the 2nd, and that night, I'll get to read to her one more time. I wonder if I'll be able to read to her from Abu Dhabi. I won't be able to read to her on the 3rd because my plane will be in the air while she is going to bed. I might have to get a second copy so Rob will read it with her. These are the things I am thinking about tonight after watching her pack her camping bags and methodically check off each item on the list. She's a good packer.
|Liz, Ashleigh & me|
|Erica, Sammy & Belle|
Tomorrow, I bring Belle to camp with the other moms, and Rob & I'll empty the storage unit. Tonight, I'm going to resist staying up late just to watch Belle sleep. Maybe I'll just stare at this picture instead:
|Belle at my early birthday dinner|