Monday, June 27, 2016

Cub Camp Week

I forgot to post pictures of the week of Cub Camp.  Lovely yellow shirts this year. We all match!

This was Henry's last year of Cub Camp. We all went  Cub camp, I went to teach one of the classes, 

Sophie and Ian went as Youth leaders and Molly got to play in the Tot Lot.  She loves getting to pack a lunch and do crafts and play games and watch movies with friends the whole time. She couldn't wait or Cub Camp to start!
Camp was only Wednesday through Friday and only from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 P.m. each of those days so we still had lots of time to get into trouble. Like......

Molly decided to give herself a hair cut. Why is it always right in the front?! She also took a few chunks from the back so she ended up with a nice bob at the end.

The class I was assigned to teach at cub camp was Box Oven Cooking. I had never done it before so I spent a few days trying it out in the backyard before having to do it at camp.
 I watched a few youtube videos about how to make a box oven and then how to use it. I tried it out several times during the week leading up to camp so I could perfect the process.
 I had to learn out to get charcoal briquettes burning and ready as well as how many to use in the oven to get the temperature correct. There were different numbers thrown out from different sources online so I knew I would need to test it out.
Often the bottoms of the pigs in a blanket were burned and the top was doughy. After a few tries I figured out 9 briquettes is the right amount and then I also raised the grill a bit higher so my pan would be slightly farther away from the heat source. That did the trick and we had no problems all week as I made batch after batch of pigs in a blanket with all 12 groups of boys that came through my class over the three days of camp. 
When you have hot coals so often during the week we also ate a whole lot of smores! Perfect everytime!

 We passed the mornings doing science kits like this one about rockets. Most of the experiments were ones we had already done but they had a great time doing them all again.
 Peezy found a new favorite snoozing spot.

Lots of fun!

Binge Watching While Ian was at Scout Camp

Ian went up to the Sierras for a week of Scout camp. He had a great time. He earned 10 merit badges including Motor Boating, Swimming, Space Exploration, Geocaching, Art, Painting, Indian Lore, Cooking, Emergency Preparedness, and Wood Carving.

 He has been filling us in on all the antics of camp. He has been teaching us songs (who knew the scouts sang more silly songs than the girls at girls camp!) telling us about the scary midnight hike, and how he earned his Polar Bear plunge patch.
 His friend got a bit scraped up during the swimming merit badge class. Evidently the wall won!
Here is our happy Ian with the mail we sent him.

So what did the rest of us do while Ian was away? 

We had a whole lot of screen time!
Molly was sick for the first two days Ian was gone so we were kinda trapped at home. She wanted to just lay on the couch and watch T.V. so I introduced the kids to the Animaniacs.

They loved it and watched episode after episode. We now know the theme song all too well. 

We also borrowed about 6 seasons of Doctor Who from the library. Netflix no longer has the doctor on their instant watch so I checked to see what they had on DVD.  We have been able to pick and choose what episodes we wanted to watch. Of course I watched "Blink" which is where the weeping angels were introduced. It is my all time favorite episode.

We are still waiting to get the latest season, season 9, of Dr. Who  from Netflix. We haven't even seen that season yet.  Hopefully soon!

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Sophie's pictures from Girls Camp.

Sophie came back from Girls camp a few days ago and had such a great time. Here are the pictures she took. It is interesting to see what decided to snap photos of while there.

The theme was "Which Road will you Travel?" and had a lot to do with making choices. Lots of Maps and travel references. Each group was a different country.

 They went to a different camp than they have been going to in years past. But this is one I went to as a young girl so I was anxious to see the pictures to see if it was what I remembered.  Sophie didn't acutally take a whole lot of pictures of the camp buildings and such so it was hard to see if any of these sparked memories.
 She did get to hang out with her good friend. She isn't in our ward so Sophie doesn't get to see her all that often but they became great friends this year at seminary and couldn't wait to spend a whole week together at camp.

 Here is a girl in our ward who go a bullseye at the archery range.
 There was ax throwing. Sophie said these weren't hers. She couldn't throw them hard enough to get them to stick into the wood.
 Skits are a must at camp!
 Sophie was a 4th year so she went on another overnight hike. Here is the group ready to head out.
 I guess the snow hasn't all melted yet!

 Don't get your feet wet!
 Beautiful blue skies!
 Snow flowers?
 A frog Sophie found along the trail.

 Sophie took lots of pictures of the wildflowers.

 I guess they found some snow and some of the girls even made snow cones.

 They set up camp near a lake.

 A marmot was spotted.

 Some nature art.

 Here is the Oakland Temple.

 I guess camp dinner wasn't too bad! or else she was just really hungry.

 Ready to head back to camp.

 A few of the girls from our ward wearing this year's ward sweat shirt.
 The girls got to go swimming and canoeing out on a lake this year. One of the benefits of the change of location.
 They eat well at camp. The cooks get creative.

Leaders always do such a great job! Sophie had a wonderful time and can't wait until next year.
We only did 4 years of girls camp back when I was in YW. Now they go for 6 years, so she only has two more years of camp.