Tuesday, August 4, 2009

THEY SURVIVED CAMP!

I knew they would, it just seemed like they were gone for a long time! I missed them so much and I couldn't wait to see them!

Actually, Miranda came home with a fever, headache, and sore throat! Poor thing! She wanted us to turn the heater on in the car, but then the rest of us would be sweating to death! I missed church on Sunday (my birthday) to stay home with her. I didn't mind though because she needed some TLC!

On our way home they were sharing stories at camp, but mostly the ones about all the goofy stuff that happened, and of course, some of the drama as well! I'm sure we'll get to the "deep" stuff soon! But, from some of the pictures I've seen already, I can tell that they were so blessed!

I have some pictures that I will post from their week. Their camp leader took tons of pictures and put them on Miranda's Facebook page. They are mostly of Miranda and the girls since of course, she was with them the entire time. Also, I have a few pictures of the kids and their friends when we picked them up on Saturday. You'll see that Miranda is in rare form!! LOL!

They had tons of water activities! See the big yellow thing? That's called "The Blob!"
Fun water slide! And they had a variety of relay races!
Isaiah (pulling the rope) during one of the relay races.This looks like it could be breakfast! Shelly (the redhead) was their camp counselor.
There's Miranda in the pink shorts! Look at those leg muscles! Isaiah told us a story how Miranda won in a race, and the other girl even took off before her. In Isaiah's words, he said, "It was so sick!!!!!!" FYI, Miranda is a FAST runner. In fact, she's faster than the fastest boy on Isaiah's soccer team. We need to put her in track!
More outdoor activities!
Worship by "Lovelite." I love seeing kids worship the Lord!
Before chapel time! Her and her closest friends!
Their group! You can probably tell by now that my kids love to ham it up for the camera!
Isaiah & friends!

NOW HERE ARE PICTURES OF THEM WHEN THEY CAME HOME!

Our church bus!
Miranda & her girlfriends! You can see her "forced?" smile!
Miranda's "happy" profile!
Danny too occupied with his new MP3 player!
Isaiah & his buddy Aaron! He's a year older than Isaiah, so he didn't go. They were excited to see each other!
Aaron's older brother on the left, and Daniel talking to my boys. There's hubby chillin'.
Eli & one of his best friends, Jeremiah.
Isaiah & his other buddy, Steven.

28 comments:

Collette@Jesuslovesmums said...

Wow! What a camp that was! It looks like they all had an amazing time. Fantastic photos. I can't wait for my kids to experience a similar thing here,at Scripture Union camp. Although we won't get the glorious weather your kiddos got!
Love Collette xxx

maritz said...

nice camping.. cant wait for friday photo

Stacy said...

Sorry she's not feeling good. That camp looks awesome:)

Beth in NC said...

It looks like they had a great time! I know you are glad to have your babies home though. I pray your daughter is feeling better!

Lauren said...

It looks like a BLAST!! I wish I could go to camp! :P I hopt Miranda is feeling better - no fun being sick in the summer time! :( Poor thing! HOPE YOU HAD A HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!

Pam said...

I hope Miranda is feeling better by now. Happy belated birthday to you!
That looks like one fun camp. I think I would have enjoyed being there myself. : )

McCrakensx4 said...

That camp looks like so much fun! I can remember going to camp, but not like that! LOl
Hoping Miranda is feeling better soon!

Laura said...

Aw, I hope Miranda feels better soon! No fun!

He & Me + 3 said...

Looks like she had a great time, except the sickness part. Poor thing. Hope she is feeling better now.

God, My Savior Forever! said...

Wow..it's so neat how you got all these cool pics of them! I had the opportunity of going camping in 5th grade and we had fun even though it was only for 1 night. Looks like your daughter had way too much fun...I hope she feels alot better!

LifeAtTheCircus.com said...

I have such wonderful memories of church camp growing up... great times with friends, growing in my walk....glad your kids got to experience it as well. I can only imagine it seemed like they were gone forever for you though!

blueviolet said...

What a great week! I'm glad the kids get to go to the same camp. That would give me peace of mind knowing siblings were together.

Susie said...

Looks like a GREAT time:-0

The Farmer Files said...

Was that Forest Home? Do I recognize that BLOB?

Helene said...

Wow, looks like they had a great time!!!! I have to say that summer camp is the BEST!! For 4 summers in a row, my parents sent me and my sister to sleep-away camp in the Blueridge Mountains in GA for 8 weeks (yes, 8 weeks!!). Those summers were some of the best memories I'll have ever have. Sounds like your kids will also have some of the same wonderful memories as I do!!!

Erin said...

Looks like they did more than survive! It looks like they had a blast! Glad you have your babies back home...

Jennifer said...

Looks like they had so much fun!

Denise said...

Wow, very awesome.

Muthering Heights and Other Senseless Sensibility said...

What a beautiful camp!

I'm sorry that your daughter came home sick!!

Stephanie said...

That looks like so much fun...going away to camp when you're a kid parent free is always the coolest thing in the world :)

Hope Miranda is feeling better!!!! A neighbor of my parents send their 11 year old son to camp last week and he came home with H1N1....ugh! Had to be quarantined for a week...I thought that had run its course..guess I need to catch up with the news.

Kelli @ RTSM said...

It looks like they had a great time! I bet you are glad to have them home! Happy {Late} Birthday! I hope you had a great day!

Alicia W. said...

Ahh the memories that were made I'm sure. I remember camp, it was one of the funnest times as a kid. Great pic's!

mimi said...

Yeah! They made it through. What a fun time. I cannot believe all the cool things that camp had!!!

Simple Midwest Mom said...

It looks like they had a great time!

Dani Joy said...

What a blast! I loved camp! Tell Miranda I too got sick at camp one year. Got Sun poisening. Spent two days ralphing in the nurses. too much water sports for me I guess. I was a fish and always outside. I got it good.

My inlaws belong to a Calvery chapel in Murietta.or somewhere down there. My BIL is getting married this week and that´s where my Hubby will be all week as well.

Ms. Latina said...

You have such a beautiful family Alicia! I loved the pictures and how happy your kids looked. Thats such a blessing!

Melissa said...

Looks like fun!

Daphine said...

Looks like a great trip spent! The photos are AWESOME!!!