Friday, July 6, 2012

beach vacation- part 2 (Andy goes to camp)

Well, I'm just getting used to being a mom of a boy.  Yes, I know he's nearly 8, but being a mom to a baby boy, or even a preschool boy isn't that dramatically different than being a mom to little girls. (At least it wasn't for me).  But now, oh boy.  Baseball, broken bones, Ninja warrior.  Summer camp.

Yup, just left him with a whole herd of little male types for 3 days of playing in the dirt, shooting at things and telling scary stories.  Who knows what else goes on when little boys are left to their own devises.  I shudder to think.  When I went to camp we braided each other's hair and made keychains.

Don't get me wrong, I'm really excited for him.  He spends a lot of time with his Mama and two baby sisters.  He needs a few days off from hearing, be gentle, be still, be patient, be quiet!

Well, I did hang around camp for a little while to make sure he was settled and had what he needed.

Here the boys are heading down to the lake for a swim test.  Poor Andy, I didn't pack his crocs so he'll be hiking everywhere in socks and tennis shoes.

Here they are, Hunter, Colby, Andy and JT.  They look like they're planning on behaving themselves, right?

 Here are Haleigh and Macon, the coolest chaperones a kids could ask for.  Was I really that young when I started taking kids to camp? Andy and Macon are in the same color group for the week.  Hope Macon's prepared for a very enthusiastic shadow.

Andy and Colby taking their swim test

All smiles.  Swim test passed, now for a green bracelet and the freedom to swim out to all the cool places in the lake.

Well folks, this is where I left him.  Just waiting for the fun to begin.  Yes, I'm worried a little, and miss him a lot.  But I hope he has as much fun as his Daddy and I have had at Blue Lake over the years.  I'll let you know how it all went after I pick him up.


  1. He had a blast everytime I saw him.. He even sat with us for a few meals in the Dinning Hall and ate well, and yes mom, he even ate his fruit and veggies. Sorry we didn't get to see you while we were there.
    Sandy & Joshua

  2. I believed you until you said he ate veggies. You must have him mixed up with some other kid ;) Glad y'all had a good time!