What made the week of Sam and kids and Rachel and David and kids here so special and much easier was the magic factor of a patient and wonderful woman, Clarice!
Here's Tom, her dad, who brought her over from Portland at the beginning of the week.
Immediately she was gobbled up by eager kids.
And more eager kids--all loving how she played with them.
She was a major factor in getting both Gwen and Maddie to learn to swim (underwater too!).
Simon didn't want to be without her.
She organized activities for the kids--tricky ones too--like everyone icing Tulip's birthday cake.
We would find her at any time during the week gently talking to or playing with one, two, three, four kids.
Thank you many, many times Clarice. We all fell in love with you!