When the Parker children forget to bring some food inside from a family picnic, David makes it his mission to teach them about initiative. The methods he uses to get the message to his kids become more and more extreme.
11-year-old Olivia is a passionate young lady who struggles with her younger sister Camilla, defends her latest favorite cause, or tries to learn a new musical instrument. Sometimes all that activity gets her into trouble, but there’s always a lesson to be learned.
David is the Parker family father. He always tries to guide his three diverse children into making the right decisions.
Eva is a sensible mom who works part-time as a nurse at a local clinic. She has to find the right balance between raising her family and dealing graciously with her mother, who wants to make sure their Hispanic heritage doesn’t get lost.
Matthew is an inquisitive 10 year old who loves to tinker with things—often to the consternation of everyone around him. But when he isn’t breaking and rebuilding stuff, he’s helping Emily Jones solve mysteries around town.
Eight-year-old Camilla is an energetic girl with a lot of enthusiasm for sports, animals, and even serenading mariachi bands! She occasionally gets in squabbles with her sister Olivia, but they always work it out.