With eighteen grandchildren twelve and under, I love my opportunity to take the older kids on their own once a year to "Grammie Camp"! When we started there weren't many over five so we used that as the lowest age of kids who could come. As the years passed the group has become too large to fit in a suburban so this year, we divided into two groups. (Basically it is "Group 2" explained in an earlier blog.) This year that included Eliza, Claire, Camden and Hazel. We had SO much fun on July 19th-20th! It started with a sleepover at the Lighthouse.
We packed up those four little ones and headed up after dark. The first thing we saw when we walked in the door was FIREWORKS! The fireworks are spectacular on the 4th of July, but they just keep on coming for the rest of the summer.
After going through the Grammie Camp Song, we got out the sleeping bags and pillows and "settled down" for a fun sleepover.
Hazel and Camden
Claire and Eliza
Sister Eyre even came to Grammie Camp (that poster from Eli's wedding has really been well used and well loved!
We survived the night with only one child falling out of bed...uninjured! Nothing is cuter that a sleeping child!
In the morning, we had fun making crepes together and of course that cute Charity joined in the fun!
After an ancestor story, Grandfather came by to say hello on Duffy!
After enjoying the bunnies and grasshoppers in a nature walk, we headed for town where each "camper" was allowed to choose a special "workbook" from Alco. They loved working on that on the way home!
There's nothing like the opportunity to have kids on their own with cousins to really get to know them. A great time was had by all!!!