Monday, June 24, 2013

MeeMaa Day Camp Day 3!

Day three was zoo day.  Flag ceremony, then  zoo.  We met up with all kinds of cousins, saw animals, rode the carousel, rode the train and ate Cheetos near where the cheetahs were supposed to be.  We always bring Cheetos just for that.  But the cheetahs were no where to be seen.

The pictures include cousins and in one my brother who happened to call and we held up the phone.  We always get one of the kids at the lion cub drinking fountain and one of Kallie and Jocie at the orangutans home-- the zoo has one orang named Jocie and one named Kallie, although they spell theirs differently.  Jocie was born right around the grandkid Jocie's birthday.  Yes, that is two animals named after Jocie.  Kind of...  We also got the crowd getting ready to ride the tram back from Africa, and talking of the Royals.  Shannon can be seen giving the Royals the thumbs up, because she loves them so.   
We got home and made the marshmallow catapults.  I think they ate as many as they used for the catapults.  They aren't the strongest of catapults, but they worked.  The only thing they could hit was a pregnant Shannon and then we put all the kids outside with all the marshmallows to use on each other.  Pampa ended up using the leaf blower to blow all the marshmallows out into the street so we wouldn’t get ants.  Then the first part of camp ended—two more days to come later.



Saturday, June 22, 2013

MeeMaa Day Camp Day 2

Day two was farm day.  First with the flag, and songs.  Then on to Kim’s house to play with the goats—one of them is named after my granddaughter, Jocie, and the chickens.  Joc theGoat has the purple collar.  And yes, they walk the goats.

Only one egg was cracked in all the fun.  An improvement from last year...

We went to the park for the picnic lunch and walked a nature trail.  Sometime between the park and the trail, someone turned up the heat and we about died on the ½ hour we walked the trail.  Amazing how fast the heat can come on!

 We got home and painted picture frames and the boys made chocolate chip cookies for the snack.

It's tough when you are so tired that you have to lay down to eat your cookie!  And yes, my hubby makes the cookies that big all the time.
We ran out of time to do the obstacle course and marshmallow catapults.


Thursday, June 20, 2013

MeeMaa Day Camp!!

Last week, I held MeeMaa Day Camp.  We- my sister and I hold this each year, but this year we are separate due to scheduling...Here is a link to last years'All of the 7—at the time—grandkids got to come.  The theme this year is Naturally Good.  I don’t know why, but it sounded good in Feb, when my sister and I started planning.  And we have already started next year’s planning. 



Anyway, the first day started with the flag ceremony and singing camp songs.  The songs seem to be a crowd pleaser!


Then we made the waterbottle holders, and cut out and put the faces on the Owie Kats. 
Owie Kats are cat shaped and rice filled.  Then you put them in the freezer or heat them when you get hurt.  Mental note, don't tell the kids about the freezing until they take them home, unless you want to try to freeze the whole house.  They need to check on them a lot.  And get hurt a lot... They have to dry before we can sew them. 

Then it becomes a blur—we made God’s Eyes and the lunch crew took orders and made English Muffin pizzas for lunch.  Each day there is a lunch crew and a snack crew.  The other crew does the flag ceremony. 
The lunch crew seems excited to get to work!!
We then sewed the kats.  everyone gets to sew... *Hint* hold the two year olds hands when sewing, they like to poke all the buttons...
Next, ran the obstacle course and the snack crew got to make the camp favorite of Poop on Ice—No-Bake Cookies on ice cream.  It was pretty good, but those that stirred theirs together didn’t like it as well.  But the name was fun to repeat over and over again.  Soon, with more singing and taking the flag down, camp was over…

P. S. Does anyone know how to get rid of that tiny pic?