Oh.my.gosh. If there was a word that would mean extremely exhausted, it would describe me. This past week was Day Camp. We got up and ready and left the house everyday at 6:45ish. Everyday, we were among the first people there to set up and the last people there to clean up. It was a very busy, hectic, chaotic, fun, silly week.
We ended up with around 70 Cub Scouts (plus a dozen or so Scout Buddies, which were their little brothers and sisters). As a Camp, we made crafts like a miniature first-aid kit, which came in handy several times, a popsicle stick bird feeder, a mason jar terrarium (super introduction to ecosystems), and leaf rubbings. Each boy had the opportunity to learn how to shoot a BB gun and a bow and arrow. My two Scouts enjoyed archery so much that we've been searching for a beginner compound bow set for them. We all learned skits and songs and worked on achievements toward advancement. It was a very productive and fun week. But, I'm glad it's over!
My week of Scout activities didn't stop there, however. On Saturday, we hosted our yearly planning conference. Leaders from our Pack met up here and we planned out activities and events for the upcoming Scouting year. After our planning meeting, we had a going away party for some great volunteers (who are moving to Alaska). When all was said and done, it was after midnight when we got to bed. No complaints from me, though, because I always appreciate adult interaction!
Now, we're getting ready to leave again. We are leaving for a quick two day trip to the beach. Few things in life make me happier than being with my guys in the ocean. Adam loves the water, Adisson will spend the day on the boogie board, Zander will sit on the sand and let the waves crash onto him for hours, and Jax will avoid the water at all costs while he plays on the beach. And I can't wait. When we spend time traveling and visiting new places, I can't help but think about how awesome it would be if we could pack up our stuff, jump in an RV, and spend some time traveling, learning, seeing (we could totally be a roadschooling family), but reality reminds me that we're married to the Army. I suppose they move us around enough anyway. :)
When we get back home, and I can try to find some semblance of order, we'll get started on our summer learning plans. The boys will focus on reading and math this summer. Adisson will be working on finding books by homeschoolers and his multiplication facts while Zander strengthens his reading skills and addition facts. My plan for Jaxon is to find a way to teach him the alphabet without him screaming at me (he really dislikes the Alphabet Song).
Ok, it's time for us to get finished packing and get out the door. Here's hoping I can get some cute photos to post for next time.