This blog is about our large family of nine children, as we home school, play, manage daily life, and live the military life, all while trying to give glory to God! It is also to help friends and family far away keep in touch and watch our children grow!
We started our second morning with the "sheep's eye" learning station (well, we did have breakfast first). We had a bunch of very enthusiastic kids for this one. Rob let Miss E do one while he did one as well. She seemed to do a very good job of following along. I stayed busy with Miss C and Miss J (she was interested, but it just did not hold her attention).
We lost Mr. M part way through it. He decided he needed to get some air. I think that playing in the great outdoors was more appealing to him. Just to make sure we did not end up with a mess on our hands though, we let him sit in a chair right outside the open door.
The "taste" learning station was a fun one. We learned about how we taste, and then Rob and I got to feed our blindfolded children various foods and let them guess what it was.
Next was the "hearing" learning station. They had a little script to read off, and then got to listen to some sounds and guess them after learning a bit about the ear.
I spent quite a bit of time in the back of the various sessions with Miss C.
After lunch I took the little girls for naps, then we all met up for paint ball! Our kids were all too young for the actual game so we all just enjoyed the chance to shoot the paint ball guns at targets.
Miss J was so excited to get to see her friend Miss E again. They were so cute sitting together!
Miss E and Mr. R took part in the "talent" show that evening.
We had some wonderful family time this time at camp, and had some wonderful fellowship with some great friends (both new and "old")! It has been great to see how God worked through this trip to camp, and we are excited to go back again!
Last year's Spring Homeschool camp up at Jenness Park was so much fun we did not want to miss the Fall Camp! We had so much fun there as a family and had some great fellowship time with others too! We enjoyed getting to experience camp without the snow of "spring" camp, though I did hear many sweet little voices talking about their hopes for snow again at camp!
After getting settled in we had some free time before dinner. We wandered around to check out the zip line, and the boats we also got to meet up with some friends from our last time at camp.
After dinner was the first session. This time the sessions were geared more to the younger crowd. The kids had a good time, and enjoyed the activities. Miss J loved the rat puppet and was excited to go back for the next session.
There was a fire every evening.
Every morning the kids got to make their own hot chocolate (including using flavored creamers).
After breakfast we went to "learning stations" this camp was on the senses. The first day's sessions were on touch (with a fun craft!), sight (fun optical illusions), and smell (fun visuals and a great "guess the smell" activity).
Being up late was taking its toll on Miss J, and she fell asleep during the first part of the "smell" session.
Waiting around a bit before lunch.
Miss E and Miss C enjoyed hanging out here before or after many of our meals.
After lunch I took the little girls to the cabin for naps. Miss E and Mr R ended up spending most of the afternoon in the crafts area, which was well stocked! Mr. S and Mr. M were off for some great adventures with Daddy! First up was the zip line! I wish I could have been there to see Mr. S (I got to watch Mr. M last time we were at camp).
Archery was a big hit.
Best of all was the go-karts! By that time I was able to join up with the gang and watch the fun. While others were coming and going a bit our family and the "J" family boys were sticking around and had many chances to race around the track. Even Miss J got in on the action! It was all fun and games until someone lost a wheel (sorry, no pictures of that!).
The kids hitched a ride with Mr. J on the cart. Camp is extra fun when your friends live there!
The activity at the evening session was making a paper airplane, Mr. M made the one for our family!
I missed the camp fire that night (little ones needed to go to bed), but I hear that our new friend Mr. S showed off his cool fire starting trick!
This past week-end we had the opportunity to go to Jenness Park for Homeschool Family Camp again! We managed to have a fun drive up there, which is always a plus! We stopped to have a picnic lunch next to a little pond (never mind that it was next to a gas station, it was still a cute place to stop).
We were actually running ahead of schedule, and needed to kill some time, so we stopped at the Bass Pro Shop! How fun!
We checked out some of the displays.
The boys spotted the shooting gallery and decided to get some practice in.
Miss J tried to sweet talk her daddy into this little number....
I think she may have to wait a couple of years for her very own PINK gun! LOL!