Saturday morning it was business as usual. Fred went on a bike ride, I made breakfast (with good coffee!! Hallelujah!!) and the boys just laid around. When Fred got home I met up with Liz at Shelby Farms. It was hot, but it was so fun. We did a 6 mile hike through the woods. I cannot tell you how much I love Shelby Farms and walking with a friend. It really is my happy place.
Here we are before...
During one of our errands Andrew and I stopped by the library. They had one of these little stick your face in the hole things. I couldn't resist getting Andrew's picture. It just makes me smile.
Sunday morning I woke up to get ready for church and made Oven Pancakes for breakfast. (Click here for the recipe.) I will be making these again. I used whole wheat flour and half the sugar. Tami told me about these and I owe her a thank you note. Yum!!
While I was making breakfast I heard a commotion on the stairs. I looked over to see Jack lugging his suitcase down the stairs.
Yep, he came down packed for camp. We don't leave until tomorrow at 3:00 pm. There's no telling what's in his suitcase. I told him to put two towels in it for showers. He gave me a, "WHAT!?! You know I'm not going to take any showers!" Oh dear.
Jack and I left for camp Monday morning. We had an amazing time. I slept in a luxurious bunk bed and was able to shower in a spa like experience...I kid. I slept on a plastic mattress and showered in a small stall with only a stream of water as big as my pinky.
Some of our high school and college students dressed as super heroes to lead our late night activities. One thing that we did during the week was to reward kiddos for good behavior. If we saw one of them doing something good they were nominated for a Selfie with the Super Heroes. It was great. Jack was nominated the first night because he helped load heavy stuff on the bus. If only he wasn't so shy...
Our cabins were divided between girls and boys. Most of the boys were out early, but the girls had to be woken up each morning to go to breakfast.
I also got the nickname of Ms. Hannigan and the Child Whisperer. I got the girls to sleep in record time. It was awesome. Call me whatever you like. I was asleep and that's what mattered!!
We have a few days to recover before we leave for our final trip of the summer. We will head to staff retreat. Then we just have a few weeks before school begins. But I'm not talking about it. Not talking about it will keep it from happening, right?!?