Andrew attended Day Camp with his cousin, Alex. They got to be "buddies" the whole week. On the last day of camp, Andrew's leader came up to me and told me how much she had enjoyed having the cousins together this week, how well they got along, how kind they were to each other and to the other boys. How well behaved they were. Words every mom wants to hear.
At camp, Andrew got to participate in archery, shoot bb guns, make space derby rockets, get sprayed by a fire truck hose, go on nature hikes, and eat cookies and chips every day. He loved camp!
His friend Corbin was at camp with him, too, but was in the Bears group, so they didn't get to see as much of each other as Andrew would have liked.
As I mentioned above, Ryan and Molly invited friends over to play this week, since we were home in the morning. On the first day of camp we had friends over for a fun painting and water table play date. I tried to make the sidewalk chalk paint I have seen floating around pinterest. The colors were not very bright on our driveway...or our fence, but they still had fun. A friend told me the trick to getting brighter colors was to use food coloring gel.
Each week we try to do something nice for someone else. My children helped to make dinner, including a dessert and cards for friends who just had a new baby.
For another play date this week, we had friends over and we all made Jello Play dough together. It smelled great!
Andrew swam in two races. His first was a freestyle relay.
His relay team included his friend, Ian.
His second race was the 25 meter freestyle. My cousin's children were swimming with the other team. It was so fun to see them! Her son was in the same heat with Andrew and several other boys. (He beat Andrew by a mile)! :)
Andrew was a great sport about coming in last place in his race. But really, it is hard not to be in a great mood when you have such awesome friends at the finish line cheering you on!
I love this pic of Molly talking to her twin. It would be wonderful to have two Mollys. She is such a fun little girl!
Unfortunately, Andrew and I also missed out on Bucket List # 23, go to Cold Stone.