Friday, August 3, 2012

Grammie Camp #2 and #3: “The Guys” and “The Princesses”

 

The next Grammie Camp was with the Fabulous Five. They are Group 4 or “The Guys”. Boy do they ever have fun together!

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It was back to those weeds!  They aren’t quite convinced that work is fun, but they’re getting closer!

 

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Here are the treasures that they bought later in the day with the money they earned:

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Although it’s a little like organizing flies to get this crew to sit down and listen, they did like learning new stories about our ancestors who helped to settle the Bear Lake Valley. The Jacobsons are big name, especially in Bloomington where so many of those good-to-the-core famers and their hard-working wives who made a difference lived and died. These guys always love running around the cemetery to find graves and get doused by the sprinklers!

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Back at the Lighthouse, they found pictures of themselves when they were “kids” and were mesmerized with the influx of dragonflies!

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We sang the Grammie Camp song and they all had memorized the first part of my favorite scripture, Heleman 5:12 (as did The Babes), “And now my sons remember, remember that it is upon the rock of our Redeemer who is Christ, the Son of God that ye must build your foundation.”

The night was wild but so fun! At least no one fell out of bed! After a breakfast complete with pancakes, eggs and bacon (a rarity in Eyrealm) they wrote a little note for their journals to remember what we talked about and what we did. These guys are a barrel of monkeys! We had a little car race contest and the guys tried out their new bird whistles in preparation for our evening of bird-watching coming up at the reunion.

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Man I love these boys!

Because we start Grammie Camps when the kids turn five, we have two new five year olds this year. We didn’t have an overnight for them but we did spend a few hours together at the Lighthouse. Friends from China had given us some new designer costumes and to their delight, we found special “Tinkerbell” costumes for Lucy and Elsie.

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And we played Go Fish with Princess Cards and they got new coloring books too!

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It was a pure delight to hear them chatting with each other and feel their immerging personalities!

They were pretty excited about making bread together too.

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Next summer Lyla will be joining them for our Grammie Camp celebration. But for this year, what an adorable duo!

2 comments:

eyre blog said...

have I ever told you how much I LOVE that you hold Grammie camp. you are absolutely brilliant and brave to do these and I love you so much for it. What lucky gandkids!

shawni said...

Wow so many things I hadn't seen. Keep 'em coming Mom.