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No more sleeping late for us! It's back to school time!

Friday, June 29, 2012

T is Lovin' Camp

Can't tell you how much T is lovin' camp.  She's dancing.  She's cheering.  She's doing routines with the baton.  And she's going on field trips.  At least once a week they are off to the movies.  Then, there is usually some type of other event during  the week, in addition to the general reacreational things. 

Today she went to the venetian pool with the camp.  She had a ball.  She was planning for it all week.  Had to get a new target swim suit for the occasion.  She was insisting on a bikini..which I ban her from wearing to camp.  Call me old fashioned, but I'm sorry.  No kid needs to be running around the school yard and sliding down slides in a bikini.   Oh, how my youth is coming back to haunt me.  Of course, I was having these fights w my mom when I was 10.  T is just 7.  So, we compromised with a tankini.  That's a bikini, but the top has extra material that covers the stomach/torso area. 

Of  course, as with any field trip, the camp insists that the children wear their camp tshirt.  T wore hers too.  But over her swim cover up, which was over her swim suit.  She packed flip flops in her back pack to change into when they went to the pool at 1:00 p.m.  I just know as soon as I dropped her off, she changed her shoes.   Seriously...is this kid in second grade or 12th grade?  Sigh. 

On the agenda for the month of july.... a pirate ship cruise, a marlins game, lots more movies, and a camp olympics.

Why don't they have camp for adults?

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Summer Camp has begun!

Well, I've been terribly remiss in my blogging.  Been a bit busy.   I have a trial that is supposed to start on monday, and have been feverishly preparing for it.   Of course, just got word today that he is having some type of surgical procedure today, the recovery of which supposedly is going to interfere with the defense's preparation of the case, so they may be moving for a continuance.  Sigh. 

Story of my life.  Hurry up and get ready, then nothing.   I'll find out when it will be continued to...days or weeks in the future...on Monday.  So, I have to continue to prepare.

In other news, one of my oldest friends was in town with her family this past weekend.   We hung out and went to the venetian pool.  T had a fabulous time playing and swimming with the three kids.  I got a bit of a sunburn while lazing around on my lawn chair.

Somehow, all of T's sandals are getting too small.   Had to go looking for some new ones, and only scored one pair in all the mall.  T is just starting to enter into kid sizes from toddler sizes.  She's just about a size 13, which is very difficult to find, apparently.   Plus, I find at many of the stores, the selection is not as great. 

Lastly, summer camp has started.  T is very excited and is having lots of fun.  They have already been to the movies, and they are scheduled to go bowling on friday.  T announced that she won the dance contest this week, and scored a lollipop.  So for the moment, all is right in her world.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Goodbye First Grade

Well, that was quick.   Blinked my eyes twice, turned around once, and first grade is officially over.   Today is the last day of school.   The kids will be released at 11:00 a.m. today.  They are also going to have  a pizza party.
The plan is that T will go to the same summer camp she's been at for the last 2 years.  Its at her school and she likes it alot. Just as important to me, its safe and the cheapest thing going in town.  Once could spend a fortune on summer camps.  Its crazy.

So, we shall spend the next 2 months playing, having fun, and slowly preparing for....


Saturday, June 2, 2012

Bridging from Daisies to Brownies

Our big bridging ceremony was on Wednesday night.  10 little girls officially became Brownie Girl Scouts.  I made little bouquets of flowers for each of the girls.   The three girls who were remaining Daisies, presented them to the girl that was bridging.

 Then, each girl would walk across a little bridge that a girl scout dad made in previous years.   We keep it stored in the scout house, which is owned by the boy scouts.     Everyone was quite annoyed when we hauled the thing out that evening, only to discover that the idiotic boy scouts had labeled the thing with our troop number...on the frong of the bridge.

So screws up all the photos!
Then, since I'm the new brownie leader, I was standing on the brownie side of the bridge.   The girl would change out of her blue daisy vest, and don the brown brownie vest, and pose for a picture.

Taylor is officially a BROWNIE GIRL SCOUT! 
        HIP HIP HOORAY!!!!

A marvelous plan was made in the stars,
to create a miracle across the ocean so far....
Then entwine and weave all the hopes and labor,
it would take to bring us this joy called "Taylor"....
Now three lives are blessed and somewhere in the stars,
the planners are smiling, as we all are.

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