Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Big Camping Party

The kids were supposed to camp out Friday night at our neighbor's house but it rained and stormed so much that they didn't get to. So they decided to do all the camp out activities they had planned on Saturday night without the actual camping out. We had a blast.

We got there at 6 after being in our pool all afternoon and went straight in their pool. Their pool has a slide and Maci Clare loved it. She would shoot off the end like an airplane. Because she is so little she flies.
We had hot dogs and chips and cookies for supper. Very Yummy. My mom made all the chili for the hot dogs so they were great. Her chili is the best.
Right after we ate, the kids were told a story about some rare bird (not sure because I didn't really hear the whole thing) and then sent off on a nature hunt. Of course, Jack found a "kicket" (cricket) and put it in his bag. He never bored of the nature hunt. He loved it.
Then the water games began. They had several water balloon relays and other water stuff. Girls against boys, of course. Then they all ran for the pool again, while our neighbor started a fire.

We ended up sitting around the fire telling silly camp fire stories until about 10:15. It was so much fun. But my kids were exhausted. We threw them in the bed and gave them showers this morning. What an awesome way to spend the first weekend of summer. (BTW, this was Bible School Kick off for my dad's church.) So we are off to VBS every night this week.


Stephanie said...

That looks like a blast!!!!!! Love the pic of Maci Claire going down the slide!

For some reason I'm not getting your updates...I hate blogger sometimes :) Oh well I'm back now..I'll try to keep up now!

The Ice House said...

Looks like a great time was had by all :-)

We haven't had any trouble with Greenville Library, but I knew that the kids had to be there to sign up and to get their prizes. Once last year my youngest was playing with puzzles (he was 2) when the others were having their papers stamped and the clerk wanted to know if the 4th child was there with us. I think the idea is to get the kids into the library as well as the reading.

We go to the library in TR or Berea. If you are going to the main branch they may be different than one of the smaller ones.

Southerner said...

Looks like a lot of fun! And YOU got to avoid camping out, which you were probably doing an all day pray vigil about God sending a storm or something so you could avoid it.

I found Lil Blue Boo and My Mama Made That this week and both of them repurpose clothes from tshirts and men's shirts. I don't have their full address that I can find quickly, sorry. You are so creative- I can't wait to see some of the things you are making, SHOW US YOUR SEWING. I am not yelling, I am talking like a talk show host.

Michelle said...

That looks like so much fun for everyone!

I know ya'll are having a blast with that pool this summer.