Friday, August 20, 2010

Grammie Camp... the Last Day!

Well, before I talk about the last day... I forgot to mention that on Day 3 we also had a water balloon fight. The rules were simple.. you were not allowed to hit each other in the face (because that would cause tears), and you weren't allowed to get me or Gail wet.
Great plan, but I did a great job getting both Gail and I went, by filling the darn balloons with water. We used an funky attachment for the hose, and Gail and I sat in lawn chairs, while the girls played in the lake. After breaking several balloons by over filling them, we got a system down and I filled them perfectly. They lined the deck, and the girls figured out for themselves how they were going to toss them at each other.
Well, the damn things didn't break. Not sure why... but they bounced off of each other and broke on the ground. While this was somewhat disappointing, it did spur on a round of giggles every time they bounced. Jessica and Caleigh figured out a system by which they squeezed the balloons before tossing them.. and they had a 50 percent success rate doing that...

The end results were that everyone's balloons got thrown and busted (a lot of them over Grampie who was a sitting duck)... and there were no tears and a lot of giggles (especially when they filled the tops of their bathing suits with balloons and walked around with big knockers for a while, including the baby!!!)

During the evening of Day 3... we had spa night.. where we all took turns treating each other to spa treatments... Caleigh applied this face treatment that hardened onto the kids faces and hurt like heck when it came off... (we didn't know that was going to happen!!). Emily filed and buffed everyone's nails in preparation for Gail to apply the polish! I was the foot and leg (and hand and arm) masseuse, using the dregs of a bottle of Aveno Cream!
The morning of Day 4 started with the last round of Yoga, a great breakfast and the presenting of the Grammie Camp Badges that Gail made. She had each one of her girls sewing them onto their "I Spy" quilt.
Yes, all of Gail's grandkids can sew, with the except of the baby, and it won't be long, I can assure you!
Then it was on to "Art Show" set up. While some girls finished up the final stages of their projects, others made signs and helped set up the display. Gail drew the eyes on most of the creations, so they waiting in line for this big event.

Below is the display of animals, two extra tie dyed shirts (for Mitchell) and our flower topped pens.
Please meet Tarlick... who was created by Grace.
Meet "Flo", the blue whale with the giant smile, created by Caleigh.

Meet "Ellie" the Elephant... with her big lashy eyes... created by Jessica..

Next, is "Susan" the rainbow tailed fish.. created by Emily.... whom I called Susan for most of the week!
And finally, meet "Pennie" the pink pig.... created by Caitlyn....
Our string art was displayed on the cottage window for all to see. We put a piece of paper over the green string art, because it had feathers tied to it to make a dreamweaver. They were getting battered by the winds of the day! I forgot to take the paper off before I took the picture!

Our string balloon art swayed in the wind ...

After all the art was done and displayed, we packed up suitcases, cleaned up the bedrooms and prettied ourselves up for the camp group pictures... Aurora brushed my hair!!!

And the camp picture below shows how unique and beautiful our shirts turned out..

An amazing week. I feel so honoured to be a part of this fantastic family. We have already started planning next year's camp!!!


GailM. said...

Ahh, that was so much fun. You are the best sister in the world. This wouldn't have been possible if you didn't jump right in with lots of ideas and enthusiasm. I'm so glad we did it....and I'm so looking forward to next year.

cpm said...

I love the picture of you all walking towards the camera...very Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants like!
You and Gail have the best ideas! The t-shirts turned out amazing!!! Such a talented bunch!