We had our block party this past Saturday. We begin the block party with the neighborhood kids and their party horns and harmonicas parading around making lots of noise to announce the party.
My cousin (who lives in the area) is driving past my road and pulls over. We go over, say hello and I let her know about the block party. She has been out in field service with her family and goes on to tell me of all the spiritual activities they have planned for the fall. All of her children are homeschooled and pioneering.
I ask her if she would send the kids down later to play with us. She actually said, "Well maybe I will send them over, but they have rehearsal for the special assembly day program." Now I'm actually surprised she didn't give me the old "they can't play with worldly kids routine", and I'm thinking there is no way she is going to get her elder husband to agree to let them come to the party. I really thought she was placating me so she could get away as soon as possible.
But guess what! About 45 min. later my little cousins come running down the road to join us! And towards the end of the evening my cousin bakes cookies and comes and joins us with her sister (my other cousin) and kids. Can you guys believe that?