After a good night’s sleep we settled into life at camp.
Monday happened to be our 13 year anniversary, and we were happy to spend it there, we just made sure we didn’t make it known, I really don’t like that kind of attention, and thankfully my husband honors that:-)
Breakfast::Worship::Small Groups::Speaker::Lunch::Family Time::Free Time:-)
The first day of free time they have a swim test for all kids under 12 that may want to go in the water. If they don’t test, or don’t pass, the must wear a life vest in the water at all times…Last year Holden thought he was going to test, but the cold water shocked him and he decided not to. This year he was determined to test. I should have known he was a little anxious about it, given his attitude during the morning, but I really thought there was no way he wouldn’t pass. He is a GREAT swimmer. But I think the pressure and the waves got to him:( He only made it about a third out and then turned back. He was SO disappointed. This is totally one of those moments as a parent that is hard. I knew he could do it, but he was beating himself up about it so much I just had to support and encourage him, and let him cry it out. I reminded him he could try again next year. I was very proud of him for trying, ocean swimming is NOT the same as pool swimming, and I know it can be intimidating. We will work on it for next year:-)
He decided to go throw rocks into the water out by the rock jetty. I love this camp, there are rules, but they don’t tell the kids NOT to throw rocks, they tell themWHERE they can throw rocks (so they don’t injure swimmers), because I mean come on, even big kids like to throw rocks into the water!
This was his, I am upset because I didn’t pass the swim test face, but it quickly turned to a smile:-) Love him!
This little guy was on the volleyball court already during the swim test, but then he wanted to venture out with daddy. It didn’t last long, I guess it was too cold.Throwing rocks is fun for A LONG time!
Of course kayaking is fun too:-)This was our home for the week. We always request a tent cabin, although the boys beth voiced requests for “real” cabins next year. Although none have bathrooms, or electricity, so I am not sure what the cabin gets us:-) Maybe a door!Holden brought his magnifying glass and had a lot of fun with it, collecting various things to examine. I love how here his hands still look little.13 years with this man, and it keeps getting better! SO glad we made our reservations 5 months ago, or we would have talked ourselves out of this trip. It’s amazing how when you remove the distractions your mind is free to rest, and focus on the important things, not all the things we give importance to in our “real” life. I’m ready for many more years together:-)“Take MY picture mama!” Not to be left out this sweet, sweet, cuddly boy!
Like I said we were high on the hill…The final session of the day is 8:15-9:15, kids too, which is CRAZY late for our kids! SO this night we put them on the roving babysitter’s list(seriously the best camp ever!) and we put them to bed before the last session, the rest of the week had SUPER fun night events that we did not want them to miss!
Honestly THIS place might be the “Happiest Place on EARTH!”
Romans 15: 5-6 (NIV)
“May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had, so that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.”