These are adorable pictures! So sweet! The girl with fawn is a stunning photo with those colors and expression. Good job, photographer – and it was probably snapped in a moment! I am so glad we did all those read-a-louds. We still do them. Even the big kids love that. They are thinking, they are visualizing, they are sharing an experience which they can reference in their humor and conversations. The older ones can understand the odd references made by younger ones – even snatches of sentences. A vacation is a shared event, but usually once a year. Stories and meals and Bible-time can be daily times for family to grow together. That strengthens bonds, and also minds.