I did a double-take on the calendar … yes, it really has been SEVEN weeks since we started Camp. We’ve settled into a pretty comfortable routine that’s a nice mix of outside (Poppa’s “chores” and the neighbor’s pool) and inside (games, cooking, trains and LEGO’s). I swear the boys look older now than they did back in May!
Charlie and I played a new game – Alphabet Slap Jack.It’s a nice mix of letters, early reading, and – of course – competitive play. Charlie won both games. hands down!
This week’s art project was another book, this time with scissors, glue, and a pile of magazines a neighbor kindly donated. It was a real hit with Charlie and not so much with Sam.
The cutting and pasting,
and the final product. These are the front and back covers
and here are the inside spreads.
Charlie chose all the images and figured out how to place them on the pages. He also did all the gluing. I helped with the scissors. This is such a fun way to see what he’s interested in right now (within the confines of my neighbor’s magazines which are mostly decorating, cooking, and gardening!)
…and of course now that we’ve finally figured things out, they’re changing again. Sam is headed back to school on Monday and Charlie has two weeks of outside activity camps (sports and golf, I think). He’ll be back with us for a short camp later in July, and then again in early August. It appears he’ll be starting school (Kindergarten!) as planned on August 10.
It’s been a delightful run and I’m so glad y’all have enjoyed sharing our adventures.
Also, thank you for your kind comments about the new banner. There are also new buttons on the sidebar. Sara did the work and I love how she pulled it together. I can’t believe it’s been TWO years since I transitioned mere-et-filles to this new space … clearly it was time for a little redecorating!