The program had a booklist
This really is a post for me to look at now and again when I need reference or reminding on good ideas as these things come up.
The main feeling I have is that I need to be positive about sex. Not hide if from my kids. Help them feel empowered by their beautiful bodies and feelings. I love my kids, and I am going to do my best. 🙂
After all that heavy talking. We needed a treat for being such great moms.
So we went to Roll with It.
The anti griddle ice cream place.
Last time we went here with the kids, I didn’t even get 5 bites of my ice cream.
Some explanation, with out mush attention.
And got it!
And put on their watch dog shirts.
After a day of volunteering, Karl and Mirah coming out of school together.
Karl helped in Mirah’s class, and helped with pick up and drop off, he helped monitor at recess. He met Mirah’s teacher, and class mates. He had a great time.
It was fun to be out there, just me and my lady.
Assisting with a goal!
Very very proud of herself!
Getting in the action!
After the game, was picture day! Our team shot!
Ready to be out on the water!
Look mom! A birdy!!
Yeah, we see it buddy.
Yep, a bird.
Everyone arrived and we all got our life jackets on and we were off!
Karl took us out.
This handsome driver.
The kids were all super excited.
The first little bit on the boat was slow, and the kids were excited to look over the side.
Once we got out of port and into open water…
We made sure the kids we safe…
Then Karl let her rip!
Me and my perfect boy!!
Betsy with her ladies!
Betsy took a turn!
Karl took this chance to put his feet in the water.
I decided to take a set and enjoy the water too.
Betsy-with her sweet little co-pilot.
She wanted to drive the boat, all by herself.
We aren’t worried.
Lucas with Zombie cheeto face. Sweetie.
Nick took his turn.
Trying to balance the boat.
So he handed it to him.
At this point the sun had all but disappeared and we were getting chilly.
Mirah put her sweater on OVER her life jacket.
Lucas was loving it!
We were not loving the way he would jump so high…it seemed that he was about to jump out of the boat.
The wind picked up and it really started to get cold!
Lucas at the wheel.
I got a shot to drive!
Then the birds arrived.
We told the group about when we fed birds off of the back of the cruise ship. So the kids started throughing food.
Then more birds arrived.
They ended up chancing us around the lake.
During one of Nick’s evasive maneuvers he turned, and a wave of water splashed up and SOAKED Rosy.
Mirah was excited to be a big helper!
Here she is holding a tent pole for her dad.
We got the tent and the hammock tent set up, still no Nitsy. So we set up the camp chairs and started a fire. Nitsy were going to be making tin foil dinners so we thought we could get some coals started for them.
It was a lovely evening for a sit around a fire.
It wasn’t time for dinner yet so we thought we would try grill some peaches. These were from Crandall’s fruit stand and were SO good.
Me and my boy, getting excited to try them.
Delicious. BUT the flavor was not improved by the grill. But it was still really good.
Mirah wanted to try out the hammock, so we both jumped in together.
The view of the tarp above wasn’t that impressive.
But we were comfy together and happy to be outdoors.
While we were in the hammock, Brain arrived! He set up his camping chair and got to chatting with Karl.
I would have gone over right away, but Lucas had just joined me in the hammock and I didn’t want to miss out on some snuggles.
We finally joned them when the Reddoch’s arrived and we were given charge of these cute little girls.
We were still waiting on dinner, and our kids were getting munchie so we roasted some marshmallows. Lucas made quick work of making a big mess with them.
After getting that all cleaned up, we decided it was time to make our dinner:
Roasted Hot Dogs!
My handsome expert roaster.
Rosie was excited to have some marshmallow too.
Betsy got busy putting the tin foil dinners together. Nick started setting up their tents. The kids came over and roasted weenies with us.
I had to pull my hair back for this one.
The kids were all done eating for they got busy playing. There was a playground touching our site, so they ran up to play.
Asher was being a very attentive older brother.
Lucas was being an insaine runaway who wouldn’t keep his shoes on.
I was a happy aunt holding this cutie pie!
Darkness fell onto the camp by 8, and bedtime had come.
Luke was all set with his Lighting McQueen “back pack”
And his Kuqi Kopi
We took the kids up for one final potty break before bedtime.
This was the sign that greeted me in the stall. So much to laugh about.
Karl really wanted to camp in the hammock. SO that left me all alone with the kids in the tent. One reason why we only camp once a year:
I don’t sleep a wink when camping.
I was up late listening to podcasts and trying to get comfortable.
The kids started Lucas, and Mirah then me. Both in sleeping bags.
In the middle of the night, Lucas needed to come net to me.
And position himself so he was kicking me in the head.
Then Mirah woke up around 5. And we were all awake.
The sun was up around 6 am, and we were up in the tent.
Betsy and Nick had brought breakfast. And we all ate.
After breakfast and getting camps taken down and put away we headed down to the lake.
As we drove out, the day seemed clear and sunny. Cool, not cold.
We were headed to the lake to….
Get on a BOAT!!!
BUT SO CUTE!
Lucas was just excited to be on a slide!
And he was off again.
I tried to show Devo that we were having a blast. I sent her lots of pics while we were together.
She is such a good mom, she always had so many snacks for her kids. I figured we had just had breakfast when we left to meet them, so I didn’t bring any. Lucas wanted Dane to share his snacks.
Dane wasn’t super into it at first.
BUT- he had a change of heart after Lucas begged and begged.
Luke thought that his he sideled right next to Dane, maybe he would be more willing to share his sweet potato chips.
He wasn’t convinced. And ended up dumping the rest of them on the ground to avoid sharing. Oh my goodness I was cracking up!
Luckily with 2 year olds, “out of sight out of mind” was pretty much a rule and they went on playing after this.
But with all the snacks gone, poor Dane felt desperate for his missing mother.
Lucas stayed close by being a real bro.
You can tell he, Lucas, didn’t really get what was going on, but he wanted to be near his new buddy in his time of stress.
We got into the car, which helped calm him down, because I think it made him think we were leaving to go to his mom.
She did arrive, and he was RELIEVED.
All and all a pretty fun play date.