Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Camp Gramma 2012

I have really been a slacker lately in getting my blog posts onto the blog so as i am sitting up to go get my sister and family from the airport in the middle of the night i thought i could play catch up a little.

At the end of May we went down to my parents for the annual Camp Gramma.

The kids are always super excited about hanging out with cousins. My parents are very organized and have a schedule lined out, t-shirts, camp sign, a ton of food, and a backyard full of tents and activities galore.

First up was a camp meeting where the kids received their t-shirts.

 My parents built this trees house with money that they found on all of their walks. (i'm pretty sure money falls from heaven onto the streets of Hutch because i have walked looking for money and can't find a dime) The kids love this fort in the sky complete with stairs...some even took turns sleeping in it overnight.



 One of the days we went to a gym and the kids played volleyball and basketball...



 Singing time. One thing i love is listening to 22 cousins sing their little hearts out...



 Pizza, if anyone knows Avery they know she can put away some pizza!



 My parents celebrated their 45th anniversary while we were all there. One of the things we got them were these two camping chairs that they will make good use of when we all go camping later this summer!



 During one of the camp meetings. Grandpa shared about the time our entire family was camping in a tent and survived a tornado at Cheney Lake. I'm pretty sure this had something to do with me being absolutely terrified of storms for quite some time. The "train sound" is still very clear in my memory! These were the boat docks where we were camping and there were trees down all around us. Thankful for God's protection that night!



 I love this next picture. My dad baptized my niece Meryn during Camp Gramma. What a neat thing for all the cousins to get to witness...



 Of course there were smores...



 The kids sang at my Dad's church on Sunday morning


 Avery making use of a little down time doing one of her favorite things



 and of course the kids got to cool off a lot...


 No one ever goes hungry when my Dad is around...



Raegan having a little zip line fun...


 Do i need to even give this picture a caption???




All lined up and ready to interview...one thing we did while we were there was watch some old video footage of previous camp grammas when the kids were younger. We asked them questions and it was so cute to see their answers so we wanted to get all the kids talking on video so that we can watch more down the road. So, we grouped them up somewhat by ages. This is the youngest group being interviewed...




 And this is what it looked like on the other side of the camera. No pressure kids :)



It was a great few days. Always love the camp meeting and the things my parents are able to share with the grandkids. I know it has got to completely wear my parents out but they give their all the whole time and make it such a fun and memorable time for all the kids! Thank you Grampa and Gramma!

6 comments:

Val said...

Where do I sigh up for Camp Gramma??? So fun and special that your fam has this tradition.

I cant believe that they have so much money!?! That's such a cool idea to save it all up for somrthing special. :)

Barbie said...

I always enjoy hearing about Camp Gramma each year! Your parents really do a great job organizing it. Congratulations to them being married for 45 years!!! I love the tree-house that they built. I bet the kids really enjoyed it :)

Gwen said...

This is SUCH a neat idea!! I bet this is the highlight of your parents' year! (I know when I'm a grandparent, it certainly would be for me!).

Journaling My Journey said...

You did such a nice job, Lisa! We are happy we started doing this quite a few years ago.

June Duehring said...

I would like to just copy your post to my blog. I am having a hard time updating these days. :)

grammaneir said...

You do so well Elisa - fun blog to look at -I'm working on mine now - we are looking forward to next year - Love those grandkids!