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 . . .
And Sleigh-boats at the lake ~
so we could float them! Then we had a contest to see who’s boat could hold the most presents!
We made elf hats to wear to the Christmas Party
And some Christmas jewelry too.
We even had a Santa Decorating contest. We decorated real live kids!
And oh my goodness ~ I thought they were the Big Guy, himself! I thought Santa had come early! Don’t they look good?
But, after all that, we still had some waiting to do. So we had a hayride and sang Christmas Carols.
I asked all my little camping friends if they’d been good this year. Turns out they all have.
Good thing! Because Santa was coming for a visit. The REAL Santa!
I was so excited to see him!
We all hugged him . . .
and told him what we wanted for Christmas.
Then we played carnival games for prizes . . .
And we got tattoos . . . not the real kind, silly! The fake kind . . .
There was cookie decorating, too!
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.
We all listened carefully for our names . . .
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.
See you soon, Santa!! Only six more months till we meet again!