10 years, 8 months.
I would say the theme of your summer this year has been “Different Summer Camp Every Week.” Between your week at Coding Camp, your week at Space Camp, our family trip to Georgia, our family trip to North Carolina, our family trip to California, your week of church summer camp in Alabama, in addition to another week in Alabama at Nonna and Papa’s house, you’ve hardly had much time to be bored at our house!
But for the nights you have slept in your own bed, you have insisted that your sister join you for what I call “Sister Summer Camp”, where Mommy and I let the two of you stay up later than normal.
I can tell it helps the two of you have good quality time together. And it’s your choice to have her there with you in your bedroom, as she sleeps on her sleeping bag on the floor next to you, or the bunk bed above you.
10 years, 7 months.
As I write this to you now, you are half way through your very first week of overnight summer camp.
We didn’t even plan it! It just came together last minute; unlike the typical culture of our household.
But you just happened to be in Alabama last week at Nonna and Papa’s house when your cousin Calla was getting ready to go to camp at CentriKid.
You really wanted to go, so they were able to squeeze in one more kid- that’s you!
I am confident that you are always going to love and remember this week as a highlight of your childhood!
10 years, 6 months.
Last week on your first dose of “summer camp” this year, you were at Nonna and Papa’s house in Alabama.
It was very special because you got to spend some time at the lake in Cedar Bluff; thanks to my Aunt Rosa.
You explained to Nonna and Papa, “I could just live here… this place has everything!”
As I knew you would, you caught your first fish while you were there!
Hopefully we’ll be able to send you back there at least once more this summer; in between all of our other upcoming family trips.
9 years, 8 months.
Last Friday, Mommy and I got to see you in action on your final day of Archery Camp, at Music City Archery.
The week of camp ended with a tournament for all the parents to see.
You were so proud that we both were able to come see you shoot the arrow at the target.
I was impressed that you seemed to effortless hit the bull’s eye, multiple times.
And that’s amazing, for a boy who had never done archery before.
You won the 2nd place prize for your age group.
Needless to say, you are currently searching for a bow and arrow of your own!
9 years, 8 months.
With Mommy and I both working from home this summer, and you being stuck here with us, we’re doing what we can to be able to get you out of the house and have some fun whenever we can.
I have made a routine of taking you out to parks on Saturday mornings before it gets too hot. We go on hikes, play in creeks, and sometimes you get to get some exercise on playgrounds that aren’t closed.
This week has been particularly special, because Mommy signed you up for Archery Camp! You love coming home each afternoon and telling me about all the fun you’ve had getting to shoot arrows at different types of targets.
I won’t be surprised if archery becomes an ongoing interest for you!