That’s exactly what it was this weekend for the Pinnacle’s baseball tournament in Herndon. We DID survive though =)
We “celebrated” our day Thursday since we knew this weekend was packed with baseball. And..we have a new tradition – we were treated like ‘royalty’ and were presented with this at the end of our evening….So Happy 18th Anniversary to us! We are definitely “holding on tight” and we honestly LOVE the ride!
Ronnie and I arrived at Camp Frame today in time to witness the final activities – the last “mail call” for the week
Chase and Cierra seemed excited to see us but really had a great time. It makes me smile to see the two of them together, making new friends and learning new responsibilities. Sigh….
Cierra learned to tye die….We were able to share in the final tribal circle then helped them pack up and say goodbye to some they won’t see until next year and maybe some they will never see again. (Chase does have a girl’s phone number written down the inside of his arm in red permanent marker, lol) But….they are already talking about next year =) Yay!
Our tradition continues – when the kids are away at camp, we try to do something ‘different’. So – we headed to a restaurant in town that has been there a while. Some friends told us it was really good so we decided to give it a shot….It is very quaint and the food was great! Guess this one gets added to our ‘local list’, ha!
I really wanted ice cream but we decided against it. But….after showers and we were actually ready for bed I decided I really needed some ice cream. So, Ronnie was a real trooper; got up, dressed and drove me to Cone Zone. Luckily I called Jennifer (the owner) to make sure they were open and she waited for us =) The funny thing is the restaurant and ice cream place are in the same parking lot, lol.
Wow, what a difference a year makes! This year the bins were packed with minimal help, loaded into the car and they were ready to go.
Cierra had plans to bunk with two friends so quickly made her way through check-in to ‘save two spots’.
Chase on the other hand had no plans but gathered his stuff and headed off to his cabin. Looks like he’s hooked up with one of the Camp Counselor’s again this year =) He didn’t even want me to help make his bed but I did anyway.
Love the shirts this year –They can tye dye them if they choose….
I signed both in and left them behind for a week of fun. Whew – check out the schedule: I did manage to get Chase’s attention before I left (I whispered “I love you, have a good week”) he really did want to smile, lol!I am so happy they are a part of the 4H program – this is just one of the ways they learn to grow.
And then of course, camp wouldn’t be camp without Natasha and Cassie =)
Spotted this on the way out – The Lost and Found Cabin – I’m sure something of Chase’s will end up there, ha!Mean while…back at the ranch, steaks are marinading and I’m sorting through piles of papers that have been calling my name for weeks, lol. I’m thinkin’ it’s gonna be a quiet week here on the corner.