Connor was our special visitor for our first day of camp 2017. Off to a busy start creating beautiful rainbows from bits of tissue paper and lots of glue. Max handled his own gluing and dutifully assisted Abby & Connor with dots of glue where needed.
Max decided on a miss-mash of colors in the shape of a rainbow, taking creative license. Connor took a more abstract approach to his canvas (paper) of work.
Ginny went minimalist while Abby was precise and exact. All in all, a succesful gallery of color, giggles and glue. And keeping with our theme, our quiet reading time was HOW THE CRAYONS SAVED THE RAINBOWS.
Since Ginny attended camp after her nap time, she missed story time. When she arrived, Maxwell picked up the book and got her a pillow and read her the entire book. At one point,Abby and Ginny were giggling, and I overheard Max … “do you want me to keep reading the story or do you want me to put the book up and you can keep talking”. They chose the book.
What should little campers snack on during a rainbow of a day? Well, a rainbow of fruit, of course (with a couple of other food groups as well) Strawberries, cheese, pineapple, cucumber slices, crunch berries, black berries and marshmallow clouds. It was quite the success!
Have you ever painted with spaghetti? Well, we did. And the results were nothing short of spectacular. After cooking and cooling the spaghetti, I placed it on a dish in the middle of the kids table. I then got busy setting up 4 plates with 2 colors of paint each, and when I returned to the table with the paint plates, there sat a tiny Ginny with a single spaghetti noodle hanging out of the corner of her mouth. But once she saw the idea, she was ready to go. Just in case, I did give her a little plate of noodles so that if she was inclined to grab another bite, she had un-painted pasta at the ready.
The rest of the first camp day, was filled with music, legos and a short walk to find items in the neighborhood to make up the colors of the rainbow.
After camp, loaded up my new pink Nana chair and headed off to watch Maxwell compete with his Indian Ridge Swim Team, where he took 3rd in the backstroke and the butterfly. He literally has never done the butterfly before, so his coach had him go underwater and watch another swimmer and that was his training. Off he went and was quite impressive for the first time. Looking forward to many more swim meets.
stolen from courtesy of Megan Mundle.