Friday, June 01, 2007

Field Day and Camp Ocky

Today was field day if you couldn't tell from the title of this post. :) But what is Camp Ocky??

The kids had a great time today. It was really hot and humid out. Their new school goes all out for the occasion. All the kids and volunteers got t-shirts, there were 2 bouncy castles (I got the help "monitor" one of them for the first 2 hours of the day), a DJ booth, your usual assortment of relay races, and lunch was provided for everyone. Maybe I just went to a ghetto school as a kid but all we got was sun burned and a Popsicle at the end of the day. Granted it was a blast but we didn't have all that stuff! I also had to monitor one of the 4 water stations. I am sooooo glad I brought my big beach umbrella with me! Being stuck out in the middle of the field with NO shade and Seth sounded like a bad combo to me so I brought the umbrella along.

I got to see Hannah and Simon a bit when the came by where I was stationed. I managed to get a few pictures.

It was a long hot day and once school let out we had to get Hannah ready to leave for Camp Ocky. Her girl scout troop is going there for the weekend. I wish I could have gone with her but 1- they didn't need anymore grown ups along ( I loved camp!) and 2- Seth would hate having his mommy gone for that long. I had Hannah take a shower since there aren't any shower facilities at the camp and she did a lot of sweating today. She'll be pretty ripe when she comes home on Sunday anyway! I am excited to hear tales of how many fun things they did. I know they have options like horseback riding, canoing, swimming in the lake, crafts, skit night, and they are doing their bridging ceremony while they are there. (Bridging from being a Brownie to being a Junior Girl Scout.) I am crossing my fingers for them though, there is rain on the forecast for the whole weekend!

Simon desperately wanted to go to camp but he doesn't seem to be much of a GS even though he always had to go to meeting with us last year because I was a troop leader. Simon's big job this weekend is helping us pick out a new play structure for the back yard. The old one came down Thursday and a few tears were shed even though they know they are getting a new one. It was cool- just old, rickety and dangerous.

I will leave you with some field day pics.....

And this one is my personal favorite of the day. I think he has one of the best smiles ever!



4 comments:

Samantha said...

Love that photo of Seth! Annie had field day on Thurs.- but no bouncy castles at hers...

woman at the well said...

You did not go to a ghetto school :) It seems that you're in a more wealthy area of New Jersey, that's all, although Capitol Hill was no slouch area. I think, in the same way kid's birthday parties have grown more and more elaborate, this type of field day is more elaborate now than in the past, too. When I was a kid, we didn't even get water, except from the water fountain inside the school. (And I walked uphill both ways to school.)

Coni Nelson said...

That sounds like a busy day!!! What a great mom you are - doing all of those fabulous things for the miniature grisingers...

I love the photos!! Miss you lots...

Amy York said...

Can't wait to hear how she liked camp! I went when I was like 10 and 11 and absolutely loved it!! I bet she will too - hopefully next year you can go too!