We are tired (in fact the boys are all now asleep).
We are sticky with s’mores and bug spray and we all smell like we have been smoked over a hickory fire for several hours.
Camp has begun.
I’ll provide more detail later, but it’s late, I’m tired and I need to be fresh as a daisy for tomorrow.
As Charlie said, “We did so much today it’s like we’ve already had two days at camp”. Way to go Charlie.
So, just to give you a taste of what we did today, here are some highlights….
We picked up R.J. first. He was ready to go, but I think Carson will be missing more than his tooth.... 🙁
Mackenzie met us at the door. The first thing we heard...."I want to go to your house". Now, how do you explain Camp to a 2 year old?
We picked up Ben and Charlie at their baseball game. I don't know much about baseball, but this looks difficult (it's Charlie behind the mask). He grabbed the ball and threw out the runner on third.
This hit got Ben to first base. Nice hit, Ben.
- Awww. This is the flag I made 7 years ago for the first official Camp. Mr. H. jiggered a way to have this welcome the boys as we pulled into the driveway. Nicely done, Mr. H.
- We had everything set up before the boys arrived. Most important part? The flashlight.
- It was sprinkling when we first got home, so I got the boys working on their Cartouche. I’ll fill you in on the details later, but suffice it to say Charlie’s didn’t work out so well.
- The fire pit made everyone happy. Boys are easily distracted by fire. I’m rethinking Camp. All firepits…all the time. It just might work. We ate dinner (hot dogs over the fire) and had dessert (S’mores, of course). They had sticks, fire and wood. All of their needs were met.
At one point, R.J. told Grampy he wanted to go swimming. It was just dusk so he was fully expecting a negative. Guess what. Grampy said sure, go get your life jacket. Oh, I wish I had my camera ready for that expression. After about a half hour of confidence building, goading and double dog dares, all three got their life jackets on and went swimming. Don't worry Mommies, it wasn't as dark as it looks. I used a flash (because I still don't know how to use my camera). They were very proud.
After the swim, a hot shower and hot chocolate...back to the firepit.... And yes, it is now dark.
And then a late night boat ride. Nope, we aren't telling you what time it was. What happens at Camp Grandmama and Grampy Campy stays at Camp Grandmama and Grampy Campy!
And then to sleep....
They could barely keep their eyes open.
I hope they sleep past 6.