Sunday, June 29, 2008

29 June 2008

Okay. I actually have a minute to myself to put up Friday's camp activities! We finished the baskets we had started yesterday. Then we moved on to an Obstacle Course. The boys of course had a grand time. Come with me and enjoy!
First - the station leader gave a run-through on the course itself.
The boys have chosen partners and seeing who is the first to go. We have Nathan, Ben, Tyler and Cayden all wanting to go first.

Here Tyler and Ryan are at the beginning of the course. Each team had a sandbag with about 10-15 lbs of "pirate gold" to haul. The boys had to pretend they were running with the loot.

Next was another rope maze to go under - but the pic didn't turn out. Then they had to "Walk the Plank" here. Nathan and Ben are demonstrating this for us.
Just before the finish line the boys had to go through this teepee thing. The boys thought this was very cool. Here are Ben and Nathan coming through.

Connor was on crutches during camp this year. Chris sat out the race with him after running through once - so Connor wouldn't be too lonely. Here they are holding up crab claws they found at the beach earlier in the day.

The majority of the afternoon was spent making boats for a raingutter regatta. Here - Connor and Chris are working hard.

Here is Chris with his masterpiece. I wonder how it would have raced. He opted not to race. Little stinker!
Cayden (right) and another boy are racing their pirate boats. The boys had a great time at this station racing over and over.

We had a family BBQ and when it was done - each den did a skit. This is our den the Island Hoppers. They sang "Splish Splash." L-R we have Ryan, Chris, Nathan, Ben, Levi, Tyler, Cayden and Cole in the front.
Here the boys are receiving their camp awards at the end of the family BBQ.

Chris and Ben at the end of the day. I stayed to help clean up a bit and we went down to the beach before coming home. I had to clean up the kitchen since I cooked all the hamburgers and hotdogs. I also singed my arm in the process. The pilot light lit on one side of the burners but not the other. I bent over to see what was going on and WHOOSH a bunch of fire shot out from underneath and singed all the hair on my left arm/hand. It burned for a while. Now it just looks funny. Like the other arm should be done too. :) NOT!

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I just love this picture! The's the place to be!

I just love this picture!  The's the place to be!
I think this was in 2004. It was Nephi's first trip to the beach. The boys were all so little! My have they grown.

Meet the Parents...Russell and Candace

Meet the Parents...Russell and Candace
It all started for us when Russell left for Cape Town South Africa on a mission. Candace felt inspired to write him - so she did! We wrote for 3 1/2 years. Candace came home from her mission to the Texas Houston East Mission and we dated for 5 months. We married in July 1994 and have been happy ever after!

Son 1...Donovan

Son 1...Donovan
Our 14 year old boy scouter, 50 miler bike rider, cartoon drawer, computer gamer, book reader, clarinet player, babysitter, 8th grader boy!

Son 2...Christopher

Son 2...Christopher
Our 13 year old, boy scouter, harry potter computer gamer, lego creator, imaginator, book reader, 6th grader boy!

Son 3...Michael

Son 3...Michael
Our 9 1/2 year old drama king, perfectionist (I wonder if he gets that from mom? lol), drawer of many things, 3rd grader boy!

Son 4...Nephi

Son 4...Nephi
Our8 year old keeper of surprises, leg breaker, book listener, lego creator, music enjoyer, 1st grader boy!