Samantha, who also went by the nicknames Sammi and Sam, was Kelly’s ten-year old daughter. She was also Nikki and Corey’s neice, since Kelly and Corey are brothers. Porter developed an immediate crush on her, following her around almost from the get go. Luckily, Sam was very nice about it and they did seem to get along famously. Porter kept asking where Sammi was everytime she was out of sight and she stuck with her everytime we went for walks. When it was time to leave on Sunday, he asked if she could come to our house and play trains. When I explained that she would be going to her home, he then asked if we could go there to her house. It was very cute. And lastly, when we were at the cafe waiting for the ferry to take us back to the mainland, Porter told Sam that he loved her while they were sitting at a table. It was very sweet. Porter and the older woman. It was so funny how obvious Porter was about it and yet I think he thought he was playing coy and that no one else noticed how much attention he was paying her. I suppose there was a time when we were all that obvious about it.
Sam and Porter by a fence, while we waited for our campsite to be ready.
They passed the time throwing things over the fence.
Then played catch, while Alice tried to pull the wagon.
Porter, about to throw the ball.
Sam was also taken with Alice, who likewise thought she was terrific, too.