Saturday, June 18, 2011

Cousin Camp 2011

We managed to have our 2nd Annual Cousin Camp for all the NC cousins this week.   I thought we might have to cancel this year, but we were able to pull together a shortened version because everyone pitched in to help! 2 days before my surgery! We all had a great time. 

The cousins made these t-shirts with Aunt Jen.  They each chose a color and placed their hand prints on everyone's shirts.   I think they turned out so cute! (make sure to click on each collage to get a better look).


After t-shirt making, we went on a Super Scribner Scavenger Hunt.  Each clue included a fun family fact and an activity challenge.   Some of these included: Jump on the trampoline 18 times, one time for every cousin.  Do 10 jumping jacks, naming all the Aunts and Uncles.  Move 43 M&Ms, one per year Grandma and Grandpa have been married.  Do 14 push-ups, the age of our oldest cousin.  Potato sack race to Utah and California, and Hold hands moving the hula hoop around the circle without letting go of each other, and more!


At the end of the scavenger hunt, the children found a prize.......Water Blasters for everyone!  The cousins and Aunts had the biggest water fight ever!  I think the Aunts won, but only because we cheated and pulled out buckets!


And as if we weren't wet enough, Aunt Jen made these cool water pinatas for everyone.  They were a hit!

Once we were all dried off, we ate lunch and made these awesome Robots with Aunt Emily!  These are so cute and clever.  I love how each one turned out so different from the other.

We played Cousin Bingo, learned the Cha Cha Slide, jumped around having fun like silly monkeys, and played Charades for some quiet, indoor activities.

Then we headed back outside to play together some more!


We ended our camp with a birthday celebration for Madylen and Masen.  Pizza, presents, and a make your own Sundae bar! 

 

Thank you, Jen and Emily.  I am so glad we didn't have to cancel.   I enjoyed creating these beautiful and fun memories with you and my sweet nieces and nephews.   I am so glad Grandma came, too! 

1 comment:

Elyse and Steve said...

How fun! How are you doing, Danielle?