This week of camp was held at the last minute. Charlie’s LEGO camp was cancelled and Sam really didn’t want to miss out again. I texted Katie over the weekend “one night is no big deal”. and it’s true. We had plenty of food, the promise of our neighbor’s pool, and close to 2,000 LEGO pieces. On Sunday, Marc cut boards to build a treasure chest, then made two quick trips (Home Depot for hardware and Walmart for the infamous RED light saber), and we were set (of course we went to bed early too 😉 ).
The fun began soon after they arrived on Monday morning. Marc led the treasure chest assembly, which continued in multiple stages (assembly, staining, hardware) until Tuesday afternoon.Charlie has claimed this box for his own (and Sam – upper right – is not too happy about it).
The day after the boys leave I always wonder how I can possibly be SO tired. and then I look at the dozens of photos and videos and remember the constant movement. This week we also enjoyed TWO swimming pool outings (which tire EVERYone out).
Kind neighbor Michele who shared her pool also took a few “family photos”. This one is my favorite.
There were lots of light saber battles. with no clear winner between the dark and light sides. (which I guess is a good thing?!)I was hoping to get a new lock screen photo for my phone … me with both boys … and we tried hard Tuesday afternoon. This is the best we got.We for sure nailed the colors. and almost the smiles.
Things are still a little up in the air for Charlie starting Kindergarten next month. maybe I’ll get another chance for a three-of-us selfie!
Hosting these boys for NINE weeks of camp has absolutely been the sterling silver lining in our COVID-19 cloud. Right now it feels like there is no way we could possibly forget anything about these past 140 days … and yet I know we will. So I am especially grateful to have these stories documented here. What silver lining stories are you documenting from these days?