HIIII!! I’m back. I feel live we’ve been gone all of July! We’ve been back from 2 different camps for almost a week now, and life is getting back into it’s groove. Early bedtimes for the boys, clean house, regular story times at the library and other routine things that make life feel a little more normal.
We’ve had a great time the last few weeks, but it’s always good to be home (and back to blogging!).
I’ll start out from the beginning… Right after the 4th, we headed to Camp Tadmor (where we spent 2 weeks last summer) for Skyler to be the nurse again. It was really fun going back this 2nd year, already knowing the groove of camp, many of the staff and especially to go visit our friends who live at camp – Adam, Angie, Julia & Kate. Julia & Kate are the same ages as the boys, so it has been fun to keep in relationship with them over the past year because the kids love playing together!
The boys enjoyed the water much more this year and got braver with how deep they’d go in (which made mama terrified. ;)).
Had to throw this picture in of sweet little Kate!
I love this 3-picture series of Asher experiencing some good splashing, haha.
Then daddy dropped off Asher at the shoreline and gave Zeek some swim time… which Asher hated.
“There’s daddy….without me.”
Asher learned how cool it is to wear your hoods on coats and sweatshirts and shrieks loudly if you remove the hood.
The giant slip n’ slide! Which clearly Asher hated. Haha. Way to ease him into it, dad. (Sorry for the blurry picture, I had to zoom way in!)
Zeek was also terrified of it (but understandably so, since he was standing at the very end of the slip n’ slide at one point and a big guy came sliding down and knocked Zeek off his feet, flipped him over backwards and he hit his head on the ground… so he had a healthy fear of it. hah. Poor guy.). This was him trying to carefully crawl off of it after daddy put him on it.
Camp WIPED the boys out. A few days in, Asher woke up from his nap (which was an hr and half already), came out to the couch to cuddle and fell asleep for another hour and a half!
There’s always a carnival-like night for the big kids, so we took our boys over to check out the activity. They loved the helium balloons and glow sticks that were given to them.
One of the carnival activities was to hit a lineup of balloons with a sling shot and pebbles. Which Skyler was awesome at. He grew up playing with a sling shot and he had a good aim.
It was so nice being at camp this year with the boys being bigger and able to play a little more independently. I’d sit outside on the little deck in the morning with the sun streaming in through the trees, drink my coffee, read my book (Shepherding a Child’s Heart) and the boys played with sticks and rocks in the dirt. Boys are great.
Had to get a photo of all of us together, because I know someday down the road, we’ll really enjoy looking at these pics of where we were in life! This is Angie, Julia (who is exactly a month younger than Zeek), and Kate (who is a day younger than Asher). Angie is also pregnant with her 3rd right now. :) So fun! We love having them as friends.
Tadmor’s theme this year was superhero, so we had to get a couple shots of the kids in the photobooth.
We had such a great time and are looking forward to our trip out there next year too!