Wednesday, March 25, 2009

The End of Sports Camp

We're in the group's final hours. It's AMAZINGLY quiet in this house, I think the kids are officially worn out. Last night, Brayden came downstairs at nearly midnight telling me, "I don't think we did a very good job winding down". Apparently the three older boys all slumbering in Traig's room had stayed up watching a movie after we all went to bed. He wanted to cuddle next to me in order to fall asleep. Move over, Baxter, we got another boy wanting some attention....

We did manage to have some quiet time last night when we played "Bolt". We demanded "theater behavior" and gave each child a labeled bowl with snacks - it worked out very well and gave us a taste of a relaxing evening.

Finally, on to some pictures of the finale of Sports Camp. They do a really neat job of summing up the three days in a slide show - and allow those that participated in the Cheer group to do their routine (all of the girls). Sometimes they pull some kids up to recite the verse of the week, or to prove a ministry point that was emphasized during the week. Last year, Brayden was brought up to reinforce the benefits of selflessly giving to others. This year, he volunteered with three others to recite his verse (Jeremiah 29:11-12). One thing you can say, he's not a very shy boy.

I'd hope that all the kids would say they've had a lot of fun these last three days. I know that us moms appreciated the 3 hour reprieve each morning, knowing our kids were getting exercise and encouragement about walking their lives with the Lord.


3 comments:

Lois Lane II said...

How fun! I can tell they had a great time.

Queen Beeeeeeee said...

I love that picture of all the kids watching Bolt and Baxter watchng the bowl of food. So funny!

StephieAnne said...

Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that Baxter (as he is the key reason I get comments these days) was hilarious as we watched "Bolt". Everytime Bolt barked, Baxter got wound up and started barking back....so funny!