The next group of Grammie Campers (see previous post for details) was five little boys! They are hysterical to listen to. Oliver, Silas, McKay and Charlie are just such a great mix. We ended up driving to Logan about 90 minutes away to pick up our fifth little Grammie Camper, Camden, who is a bit older, and the natural leader. His parents had car trouble getting him back to Bear Lake so we met them in Logan to pick him up. I would give anything for a recording of the hilarious conversations that took place on those two 90 minute rides. Camden called roll every time we got back into the car and made sure that everyone was “seat belted”.
As luck would have it, our darling 88 year old Grandma lives in Logan so we met Camden’s family there and had fun with Grandma’s puzzles and taking pictures with her. Grandma got to meet Camden’s baby sister Poem for the first time (as you can see they were pretty taken with each other). Grandma Ruthie has dementia and is sadly getting a little foggier every day! These pictures will be priceless in years to come.
Next stop….the USU Creamery where we enjoyed some great ice cream.
From there it was back to Bear Lake and a great conversation about Family History. Swedish fish were prizes for anyone who could answer questions about their ancestors and I was amazed at how much they remembered from last year when treats were in the mix. We stopped at the historical marker where Grampa Roy gave Grandma Hazel a ring and asked her to marry him on the shores of Bear Lake just outside of Fish Haven.
And then it was back to the cemetery in Bloomington where the boys had a wild romp finding Grandpa Roy’s grave. Camden’s middle name was Roy so he was the most excited to be there:
The “weed drill” was next and that was very entertaining! Most of the boys are five and six and couldn’t really count to three hundred so things were a little more complicated. Some “miraculously” made it to their goal of 250 in no time at all! In the end they helped Camden who was the only one who really could count to finish his goal of 400 weeds.
They all loved those really big ones because they were “fivers” (worth 5 cents)!
Just before going to the Dollar Store we stopped at the Arctic Circle where they couldn’t be happier to play at playland and enjoy a little “junk food”!
The most popular purchase at the dollar store for these little guys were these handcuffs. We soon learned that not everything (in fact very few things) at the dollar store were actually a dollar. These babies cost 250 weeds but they thought they were totally worth every weed! Their uses seem endless!
Sleeping at The Lighthouse with this crazy crew is always interesting and so fun once they quit bouncing off the walls!
Sorry Silas, you were in the bathroom!
At bedtime, Grandfather came and told them his famous “Old Ephraim” Story. Even though teenagers have been known to be scared by this story which was presented with “over the top” gusto, by grandfather, when we asked the boys afterward if they were scared, Silas said, “Actually I thought it was kind of funny.”
Even these little guys know the Grammie Camp song and the first part of the scripture (Heleman 5:12) which we reviewed in the morning after a pancake breakfast. The finale was a squirt gun fight. Needless to say…everybody won!
Could anything be more fun than spending a day with this crew without their parents? They kept me rolling with laughter. I sure love these little guys!