Last week Kirsten’s came up for four days to participate in Camp Sarah Jane. Camp Sarah Jane is when Bryan and Sophia stay here and do all sorts of crafts and I spoil them along with my kids.
The kids arrived on Monday morning. They had some time to play in the pool before rain came in. While it rained the kids made friendship bracelets and pins and dug for fossils. Bryan and Sophia both tried to spin. Once the weather cleared up the we walked down to the park to do some creek stomping, tree climbing, and playing in the sand. I made the kids Camp Sarah Jane t shirts and made them pose for several photos together. The kids fell asleep easily that night.
On Tuesday we were really busy. We spent all morning walking. Bryan and Sophia hung out while Audrey and Elliot had swim lessons. After that we went next door to Dollar Tree where I said they could each buy four things. It was very interesting to see the differences in what everyone chose. We headed to the library to pick out books and play some “songs” on the piano. After that we walked to three different parks. I had 10,000 steps before noon. The afternoon the kids spent in the pool. I was so tired we got take out Mexican food for dinner, primarily so I could get a big margarita. We all slept well that night.
On Wednesday we stayed in the yard. For camp I taught each kid one recipe they wanted to learn how to make. For Sophia it was cinnamon sugar sourdough waffles. The kids ate outside. We put Mentos in a 2 liter of cola to make a fountain, and after that the kids were able to try pop. They all decided the like it. We celebrated ice cream o’clock (every day I would yell “ICE CREAM O’CLOCK” at some point and give them ice cream treats). They painted faces. They swam. I talked to Bryan about not playing on concrete porches in roller skates. They played water Twister. We tie dyed. We all slept well.
On Thursday we were kind of lazy. The kids wore their tie dye, painted stepping stones, celebrated one last ice cream o’clock, watched Paw Patrol, and hugged goodbye.
It was an exhausting and fun week. I am lucky to have so many great kids in my life.