Ho Ho HO! Christmas In July!

 

Christmas is sooooo much fun!  And its even more fun in July!

Except for the waiting part.  Sigh.  That’s hard, really hard.

Debbie and Megan tried hard to keep us busy so we wouldn’t think about it so much.  We had a Bocci tournament, and a snowball hunt, made giant Bubbles, and played reindeer games in the field.

We had Arts and Crafts every day, too!  And we made lots of Christmas-y stuff to hang on our campsites to remind us Santa was coming.

Like Christmas Wreaths from pine cones . . .

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And Sleigh-boats at the lake ~

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so we could float them!  Then we had a contest to see who’s boat could hold the most presents!

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We made elf hats to wear to the Christmas Party

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And some Christmas jewelry too.

 

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We even had a Santa Decorating contest.  We decorated real live kids!

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And oh my goodness ~ I thought they were the Big Guy, himself! I thought Santa had come early!  Don’t they look good?

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But, after all that, we still had some waiting to do. So we had a hayride and sang Christmas Carols.

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I asked all my little camping friends if they’d been good this year. Turns out they all have.

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Good thing!  Because Santa was coming for a visit.  The REAL Santa!

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I was so excited to see him!

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We all hugged him . . .

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and told him what we wanted for Christmas.

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Then we played carnival games for prizes . . .

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And we got tattoos .  . . not the real kind, silly!  The fake kind . . .

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There was cookie decorating, too!

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And finally, when I thought my antlers were going to fall off from all waiting, Tami announced it was time for Santa to give out presents.

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We all listened carefully for our names . . .

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It was such an awesome weekend, we didn’t want it to end!!   One little guy stayed, waving goodbye and saying Thank You,  until Santa was just a speck in the driveway.

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See you soon, Santa!!  Only six more months till we meet again!

Pirate Weekend 2015

 

 

 

Shiver Me Timbers!  We were overrun by pirates!!

It’s taken Tami days and days to recuperate!

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So, okay, they didn’t pillage and plunder.  But they DID play a ton of games all over the campground.

They built fairy houses down by the lake . . .

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And then sank each other’s ships . . .

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They scavenged for the Scavenger Hunt, had two story times, and trained to be a pirate under the most horrible of conditions . . .

Swabbing the deck . . .

Swabbing the deck

Walking the plank . . .

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Walking the plank

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Walking the plank blindfolded AND

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getting squirted with water at the same time!

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Walking the plank and getting squirted with water by your MOM!

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And if all that wasn’t bad enough, then Debbie lined them up to throw water on them, like it was a hurricane or something!

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I turned to Megan to ask if I could sail on her ship, instead of Debbie’s, but Megan did it too!

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We played all kinds of pirate-y games . .  .

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and made sandcastles too!

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There was even some swordplay with the Poland Spring Captain!

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We had a right, fine Poland Spring Pirate Crew!  I’d set sail with them anytime!

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Fourth of July ~ 2015

Oh my goodness!

I was having so much fun with my little campers that I almost forgot to post news about our Fourth of July camping fun!

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Every one wants a picture with me!

 

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Sooooo much love!

There was so much to do.  We made jewelry, had a scavenger hunt, and a watermelon eating contest . . .

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There was also All American Relay Races, Bubble Play, Bocci and Story time . . . twice!

We sent water balloons soaring, had a hayride

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Our weekly Hayride group photo!

And at Arts and Crafts we got to make USA Rockets and Shooting Star Wands

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Aaaaaaand the next day, we made Yankee Doodle Hats and Drums

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There was a seed spitting contest too!

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Really, I don’t make this stuff up! There was soooo much to do!

But my very favorite activity . . .the one I couldn’t wait for . . . was our Pots and Pans Parade, featuring . . . ME!

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Oh, okay, it really featured all my little campers in their red, white and blue.  But I was there too!  And I got to hold the flag while the bikers rode, and the walkers beat their drums.

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Our campers are the most patriotic people I’ve ever seen!

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The Friday night feature was Candy Bar Bingo! This young lady is my new best friend!!

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And Sunday Night, BJ Hickman visited us!

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Every time I see him, he has something new . . . and he’s so funny!

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What a fun weekend!!  So glad you all could make it!

This N That: Recreation Pictures

Here’s a few random recreation pictures from the last couple weeks.  Our newest  recreation director, Megan, love to take photos of the kids having fun!   And we have lots and lots of fun!  Not just on the weekends, but in the middle of the week too!

 

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Porridge Eating Contest
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Bubble Play . . . A double bubble!
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Hanging out with Maxwell Moose!
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The messier the arts and crafts, the better we like it!
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Water Balloon Slingshot!
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Making “shades” we can call our own
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I have no idea what this relay race is, but it looks like tons of fun!
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Candy Bar Bingo!!
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Relay Races in the pool!
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Tattoo time!
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Maxwell is always getting so many hugs!
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Look at the fish this young fisherman caught!
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Selfies with Maxx are hard to do . . . those antlers are so big!
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We can’t count the number of little campers who learned to ride their bikes in front of the campground store. This young lady mastered it by the end of the weekend.
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Popcorn over the campfire!