After a Tuesday that was full of our chores expectations for the summer and half the day spent cleaning (and learned how and what that means by having to do certain things a few times...) we finally made it to Wednesday! :) The boys were SO excited - they were leaving for camp!! This was Jacob's first year and he remembered how much fun Josiah had last year and could not WAIT!!
It's a great way for them to have a little camp experience - without it being super long, expensive, or overwhelming for the kids. Our church takes the kids up to a conference center/resort area about 1.5 hours away. It's our kids, our camp counselors, we teach our curriculum, and they use all the fun resort area stuff (lake, hiking, pool, etc). SO it's not like I'm sending them off to a camp with 500 strange kids they've never met. David did that as a kid and LOVED it, but I think it would be overwhelming to some. This is 3 days, 2 nights, and they PACK in the fun (lights out isn't until 10:45 pm!!).
Nobody was crying at my leg begging to stay home, that's for sure!!!
Callie and Caleb and I headed to a little park not far from our house. We only just discovered it at the end of last summer. It's in the midst of a residential area sort of hidden away, but is this cute little playground with a spray fountain. It was overcast and cloudy and the rain had kept us from going to the pool all week. Figured this would make up for it a little bit. They LOVED it!
They kept filling up their bucket with water and then filling it with sand to make some kind of sand castle I suppose. I loved hearing their conversation, watching them laugh and giggle together. Such a sweet relationship.
Enjoyed a little popcorn snack...
...and practiced a little percussion before heading home for lunch and naps. Fun morning with my little ones!