August 28, 2009
Now, I had my work cut out for me. Each "file" in the Scrap-o-Dex had to covered front and back. Here is the end result:Well, she loved them all. I think she was enjoying her time with her "grandhappies":
August 26, 2009
August 20, 2009
August 19, 2009
August 17, 2009
We won both games on Saturday. Doodle and I missed those as we were picking up Doodle, PIA and Spice Rack from their various locations.
It was down to the "championship" game. Now this is no laughing matter. We were going to be playing the other hometown team for the 1st place trophy. I really, really, really dislike the other coach. I mean R.E.A.L.L.Y. don't like him. I am not here to protect his image or his ego. .
Lil' C is warming up. Ready to take him on. "Put me in cold, I'm ready to play, today!" (Even though it was 90 degrees outside and he had just wrapped up playing catcher, pitcher and outfielder at the last game!)
Anyways, back to the point here. Last game of the day. Lil' C takes a stand and swings the bat.
He does get a hit and the game is underway! After a couple of innings in the field, he takes his turn on the bench like everyone else.
The game wraps up and............. WE WIN! It was very exciting! I know it is shameful and petty to be so happy that the other coach lost but who cares??? It is sad because I know several of the kids on the other team and I hate to have them loose.But it does not outweigh that OUR team won! THAT coach should not be teaching young boys how to play the game as he sees it. There are plenty of coaches out there that do a great job, he is not one of them.
Anyway, the boys on the team did a great job and all the parents were very proud of them. I was especially proud of Lil' C as he had struggled at the last tournament with his hitting. Good job my boy.
It was not so bad. The cove was pretty and the water was calm. The beach left something to be desired but the view was pretty. The kids got down and dirty and explored.
Some of my favorite shots of the kids are when their backs are to me. I catch them when they don't think I am watching, or maybe they know I am there and are choosing to ignore me since I have the camera in hand?
The camping tooth fairy also made a visit this trip as well. Doodle had come to me after our beach trip and exclaimed her tooth was loose. She thought if she kept wiggling it the darn thing would come out. Well, after an hour of persistence, it was in her hot little hand.
Doodle had a visit during the night from a slightly tipsy tooth fairy and in the morning came marching out of her tent indignant that she "only got a dollar" from the tooth fairy. H.O.W. got $5 when she lost her tooth. I tried to explain the difference between the FIRST ever lost tooth and the 6th or 7th.......... I got the eye roll and huffy breath and her backside as she marched off! Told you I earned that Mother of the Year EVERY day.
August 14, 2009
Everyone has to get a look see:
Now time to combine all the ingredients together to make camp ice cream. All eyes were on Miss E. and Stands with Wood as they made this yummy concoction:
But before we can enjoy the ice cream, Stands with Wood gives all the kids a cool treat for all who were willing to try something new. He took Fruit Loops and soaked a couple in liquid nitrogen, then passed a few to each kid and told them to chew it quickly. Here is what that looked like:
Now time to enjoy the fruits or Miss E.'s labor!
Some added chocolate some ate it plain but ALL enjoyed it!
As you can see the crowd is NOT impressed:
We had stick bashing, armpit farting, slow motion kung fu, water gurgling, charades, stare downs and a hip hop style fight.
Anyone notice anything interesting about the stare down? Looks to me like Lil' C lost this one.......
At the final curtain call everyone was pleased with their performances. Another great "kid" idea was hatched and executed with great style!