Tuesday, July 28, 2009

*CoUsiNs CaMp*

My mom decided to split cousins camp up this year, and do half now and half in October. For this half (to my childrens' demise) I was the designated helper since Becky was home with baby Charlie.

Charlie was invited, but at less than a week old, he probably wouldn't have enjoyed himself too much.

The first day we loaded up the seven monkeys and went to the zoo (so appropriate!)

Despite the 102 degree heat we wandered around for three and a half hours. I swear our ice cream was not the only thing melting.

The next day we went to Copperton Park.

It was Tabasco-sauce hot outside again so we all had a huge Slurpee and hid in the shade after a while. A stray dog (that we nicknamed Ug, for his good looks) came over and tried to get us to share.

Then the kids went back to my parents' house for dinner, a water fight, t-shirt tye-dying, a nighttime treasure hunt and sleepover (great news for my kids, Grampy was home from work, and took my place as Grammy's helper.) Leave it to my mom, she bought them all headlamps so they could find their treasure hunt clues in the dark.

Since two super-fun days are never enough, the next morning we all went to Raging Waters. The kids' only complaint was that there was not enough time to go on each slide ten times.

I can't wait to see how Grammy tops this one. The kids had a blast. Thanks Mom!


Nene said...

What an awesome idea! I want to come to cousin camp! Looks like a BLAST! Cute pics!

Katie said...

This is one darling family!

Can we come next year? ("Cousin Camp" doesn't specify WHICH cousins. So...Basinger cousins count too, right?)

Jane said...

You have the cutest mom, I love cousin camp. I am with Katie, so, what do you say?

Krista said...

I say the more the merrier!

Joni said...

What fun time with cousins! I wonder what the heck happened to you, we haven't seen in you like months! Happy to hear you are having fun.

Maren said...

Okay. Your mom wins a prize for this one. Cousins' Camp?! How adorable (and fun) is that!

Simply Tickled Pink and Blue said...

What a cute idea, cousin camp. I'm going to have to share that idea with my parents. Your Mom and Dad are so cute!! I'm glad I got to get to know them.

Andrea said...

Sounds like FUN!
Say congrats to Becky for me - that baby sure is a cutie!