June ends up being camp month in our house, it’s only 2 weeks of camp, but those two weeks seem to suck up all my energy.
We dropped off the boys at camp, and they stopped their exploration and excitement long enough to say “bye,” but really they had already forgotten I was there.
So, we set off home with a week of just Princess in the house. And every year I realize why I am not cut out to be a Mom of one child. It’s hard.
I love this picture of Princess and I just after we dropped the boys off. We stopped at a convenience store and picked up Icees, and she was happy as a clam.
During that week Princess and I got tea at Barnes and Noble and did our Bible study together. She gave me attittude, that pose in the top left corner is a rather common look I got. I tricked her into helping me clean my room so she could sleep on the floor. She attempted to make a rub-on tattoo using paper bags, markers, and honey. Needless to say that didn’t work too well.
Wednesday, Princess, my Mom and I had a girls’ day. We started off getting mani/pedi’s, and then from there Princess was given some money to spend at the mall. We walked the entire length of the mall twice before she made her final decisions, and I was tired at the end of that day. But she quite happily bought a necklace AND a Pocahontas doll (on clearance, no less).
Thursday, Princess spent the night at a friend’s house, so Jeff and I had a date night. Our plans for going dancing were a bust when we couldn’t find parking, so we hung out at a coffee shop for an hour or so and then called it a night.
We picked up the filthy boys on Friday and got to watch the awards ceremony and see a fun video of all they’d done that week.
As you can see, it’s a young boys’ paradise camp. My boys love going each year, and I’ve slowly converted more and more friends to send their boys also.
This past week has been our church’s version of VBS (our second camp). We take our clubs out into the areas of Round Rock that probably don’t go to camp, and we set up a day camp with games, stories, crafts, and a bouncy castle. It’s a lot of fun, but oh so tiring.
I don’t have as many pictures this year because I’ve been over in the pre-k area, and after a while my pictures seem to blur together.
There are also those general pictures that just don’t fit a category that amuse me or make me happy.
Mac cornered a possum in our front yard, and was trying his best to get himself seriously hurt as that possum was about to attack.
I’d really like to know WHY my kids took the bottom drawer out of the dishwasher WITH DISHES IN IT. I asked the kids and they looked at me in confusion.
The boys got tsais for Kung Fu, and are very proud to have their first REAL weapons. I’m wondering how long before someone does something terribly stupid.
OK, the kids are ready for our final battle simulation of the year, so I’m gonna head off and moderate the great Roman Civil War.