The kids at The Pines have grown accustomed to having their picture taken. Too accustomed, in fact. Between the Niehoff's, us, visiting teams, Birthday parties, outreaches, and other events, it is quite common to see cameras around the property. Before this last team left South Africa, we gathered everyone together for a group photo shoot, an event that becomes more complicated as we continue to grow.
Look closely at the group picture. As you will see, some of the kids don't appear too excited about another bunch of people interrupting their busy schedule to capture the moment for all time. I've taken the liberty to zoom in on a couple of them. Hopefully the resolution doesn't cause us to lose the quality of their expressions.
Noticing the lack of excitement, we decided to liven things up a bit. What you can't see from the picture is that the kids are posing in the midst of a small flower garden. This flower garden was recently equipped with underground sprinklers that come up when the water is turned on. As it happened, the spigot was located conveniently close to my hand, and the temptation was too great. Gene, one of the team members, was able to capture this next photo on camera. Again, I've taken the liberty to zoom in on a couple, so as to vividly display the new emotions on their faces. Meredith, in particular, seems to be a bit of a drama queen. You would think that she was being charged by a lion or something.