Sarah and Emily played Winter Soccer this year; the weather interfered with at least half of the scheduled games, but the team ended the season on a high note with a win on Sunday to finish in second place with a record of 8-2.
Sarah told us at dinner one night last week that the kids in her class made fun of her because she doesn't have a passport.
A couple of weekends ago, we volunteered at a horse farm in Mt. Airy, Maryland as a family. It rained cats and dogs, but Sarah and Emily groomed some horses, we cleaned the stalls with pitchforks and shovels, and we fed the horses peppermint candy sticks.
Yesterday, Sarah and Emily wanted to make some extra cash by setting up a lemonade stand and washing the cars. Emily took ownership of the lemonade stand, and Sarah washed the Volvo and vacuumed the interior. Emily planned to donate half of her earnings to the Animal Welfare League. During the 90 minutes the lemonade stand was open, there were several customers, including a couple on bicycles who handed Emily a fifty-dollar bill and rode away. Emily went nuts and Sarah went crazy, packing up her backpack and "running away." After Sarah calmed down, Emily got mad at Sarah for being mad, then SHE ran away. Thankfully, customers William and Abigail McClennan chased them down, one at a time, and walked with them back to our house. After careful thought, Emily approached me this morning with this letter for the Animal Welfare League.