The Zimmer Home recently traveled to Grand Isle, Lousiana, near New Orleans, for a final summer outing before school starts. Home Parents Al and Rachel Howell share about the highlights of the trip:
We had a blast!!! All ten of us (seven kids, summer missionary Paige Brokaw, and Al & Rachel) stayed at a church on Grand Isle and were able to go to the beach four out of the five days that we were there. The kids were amazed as we were getting into the water and saw dolphins swimming just past the wave breaks! At one point, they all got within ten feet of one. Our 8-year-old saw the dolphins and was convinced they were sharks. He refused to get into the ocean the entire first morning we were there. The kids found out pretty quickly that the Gulf was home to thousands of hermit crabs. They caught many of them each day and made hermit crab zoos, then we’d turn them loose. They built sand castles and buried each other in the sand. They practiced synchronized swimming and played something called the Color Game. There was a gym at the church where we stayed, so the kids had a blast playing there in the evenings. We played kickball and “Steal the Bacon” as a family.
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Inside Out – Helping Our Children with Emotions
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