Breighton still has not written home but from the photos it looks like he is continuing to have a great time at camp.
He looks happy fishing? Wonder if he caught anything?
More dip netting.
Night of the carnival. Icee or snow cone and an impending sugar crash!
ropes? knot tying? who knows!
Monday night was an “Egg Drop”.
The cabins made their parachutes and crash devices and they the eggs were dropped from atop the boom.
Recovery of their cabin’s egg.
IT SURVIVED! B is wearing his pajama pants in this photo….again?
B in orange shirt.
Kentucky is his cabin name.
This is Tuesday. Same clothing as Monday? digging in the gem mine.
Must have cleaned the dirt off as he is clean enough for clay class. Genuine smile!
B has a rough afternoon on Monday and an altercation with a bunkmate. We got a call home for “improper social choices” that caused him to catch a bunkmates elbow in the gut. He got through it and looks happy today. I am sure emotions run high with being away two weeks, not eating well and getting weird sleep. As long as he is smiling, we are probably in the clear.
The second night of camp they do something called a Dutch Auction. Basically you bring up random things for points. It is a very silly game. It took us a while to find a photo of B. Just found him running away in the long sleeve gray shirt.
Not exactly sure what is going on here but he appears to maybe be making a ball of sorts?
It was Wacky Hair day at camp which explains the wig of the girl next to him.
Making a perler bead creation, aka melty beads.
This is pretty much the look of frustration since I know how much he struggles when they get bumped around.
Early morning photo.
B must have taken a dip netting class. He always catches the most amazing things. He really has an eye for it. The girls seem intrigued!
Awaiting part of the ropes course. Not sure which part he accomplished but glad he is expanding himself and trying something new. He is really driven but he beads that the kids can earn at camp.
A camp favorite called “Circle of Life” where they bring around animals for the kids to see. No fear of snakes!
We did find out that B is taking for his two courses. Course one is Amazing Animals, the kids get up close and personal with all the camp animals. He is also taking Crime Science. We have sent daily letters and care packages to camp. Hope he is enjoying himself!
I flew to Missouri unaccompanied minor. I had to wear a silly blue pouch around my neck.
The captain himself led us onto the plane. There were 3 other kids flying UM.
Mom had to wait at the gate until my flight was in the air. They have very strict rules.
Off I go!
An hour after my flight landed Mom and Dad still hadn’t gotten the call that I was safe and sound. Finally the call came and I was missing! The counselor want to baggage claim to get me, found my bags but not me. She made a frantic call to Mom to verify where I was supposed to meet the staff. Mom informed them that I was indeed flying unaccompanied minor and I required a gate pick up, per airline policy. This was well stated on all the camp forms. Oh well. I was fine. They gathered me up and off we went to camp. I got there in time for check in and my annual photo with the llama.
The motley crew is my cabin. These kids look more my speed.
We did some shopping at Sams Club. I was tired so Dad carried me.
Enjoying Hedgie time before camp.
Hedgie is pretty much full grown at this point. He is one awesome hedgehog.
Pitch for Pink raises awareness and funding for Breast Cancer Research. Several season ticket holders and friends walked the survivors lap tonight. Mr. Marilyn with her arms raised is our favorite friend that walked. I was amazed to see how many people are affected by cancer.
We bid on and won a Pitch for Pink jersey from Corey Bass, the catcher.
He didn’t play that night but came out at the end to sign the jersey.
We were helping Mom shop at Publix today and Emmer and I weren’t behaving to wonderfully. Mom had just scolded us for touching and pushing each other. I wrapped my arms around Emmerson from behind nd he jumped up thus knocking my teeth tother and breaking the previously broken tooth. Off to the dentist!
Mom saved the largest fragment and they were able to reattach it.
The color should normalize in a few days. Just what stress we needed right before I fly out to camp in Missouri.
We discovered that at the Threshers game for $1 night they have Red Cherry Icee pops! All that food coloring can’t be good for a kid!
I decided to clear out some of my stuffed animal collection as did Emmerson. We hosted a table at a curricula sale and adopted the animals for $.50-$1 donations. We raised $25 and will add that to future donations to benefit the Humane Society of Pinellas and the Clearwater Marine Aquarium. I am very passionate about taking care of those animals!
We have passes for the summer for free that let us bowl 2 games a day plus shoe rental. Mom took us today as it was a very rainy day. I had a great time bowling. I had the bumpers up and scored 96 and 104!
We took a day class at Ms. Ali’s ranch. I brought some supplies to donate as well as a bag of smaller stuffed animals and beanie babies. My friend Zoe met us there. We fed the goats, played with the chickens, met the barn cats, fed horses and much more.
At the end we made really neat birdhouses. I got super creative and even made an owl out of pinecones for the top of mine.