She who will not be deterred

” … and we have fireworks tonight!”
– Amanda, excitedly

“You’ll have smokey noise-makers tonight.”
– John, unexcitedly

COLORFUL smokey noise-makers!”
– Amanda, unaffectedly

She’s not a coffee achiever … yet …

“Where does the General keep his armies?”
– John

“Up his sleevies!”
– Shannon

(…time passes…)

“Ohhhhhh! Ha ha.”
– Emily

(snicker, snicker, snicker)
– John & Shannon

“I’m tired. Leave me alone.”
– Emily