Monday, July 28, 2014

Catching Up– Pirates and Beavers

I’m behind – way behind - so I’m here to play catch up.  Back to Monday, July 14th and the kids started Pirate Camp at our local science museum.  Will kind of complained about having to go but I knew he’d have fun once he got there.  And he did.  He always claims he doesn’t like pirates as much as Lindy.  Which is fine but he does like them.  Camp was from 9am-1pm each day.  We kind of made do in the afternoon and both watched them. 

Thursday we did have a fun family outing.  Drew got an alumni email from Wake Forest saying they were having the Quest for the Golden Deac.  It was a scavenger hunt on campus for alumni and their kids.  It sounded fun so we signed up.  We got there and had a boxed dinner.  We got our clues at 6:35pm and we set out on our way.   There were probably 30 questions about things on campus, pictures of things on campus you had to tell what building they were by, and then cornerstone dates on buildings you had to identify.  They said they didn’t expect you to answer all the questions but we sure tried.  We had until 8:15pm to answer questions.  I used to think Wake Forest was a small campus but not anymore.  Not when you are running all over it, dragging two kids!  Will did great keeping up -  until the very end when he got tired.  Poor Lindy got drug around for 1.5 hours.  She rode on Drew’s back for 90% of that and 10% on mine.  I felt a little bad that we didn’t stop and let her see some of the clues but we were out to win.  But we didn’t win.  We didn’t even come in second place.  Will was bummed but oh well.  It was fun and we’ll do it again next year if they have it! 

Friday was dress like a pirate day at pirate camp.  Lindy was gung-go for wearing her pirate outfit – her old pirate costume from Halloween a couple years ago.  It was totally too short but we put some leggings on underneath and it was fine.  Will was not about wearing a pirate costume.  He wore a pirate shirt and that was all he’d do. 

We picked the kids up from camp and we headed over to my parents’ house because my sister and family were on their way.  We got there about 45 minutes before they did.  We had a fun Friday afternoon hanging out with them.  All four Beavers came and then Amy’s best friend Shelly and her boyfriend, Chris, came out.  I hadn’t planned to go over on Friday but I really wanted to see them so I took a half day and we went over. 

We drove home Friday night because we had tickets to a Disney Pirates and Princess show on Saturday afternoon in Greensboro.  Lindy claims she is not into ‘that topic’ anymore but I bought tickets months ago and we were definitely going!  I let her wear her Jake outfit.  We met up with my friend Julie and her boys Carson and Luke for lunch at Stamey’s and then rode over to the coliseum together.  We got there in plenty of time to see Doc McStuffins before the show.  The show was cute.  They did a Sofia skit for the first half and then Jake for the second half.  Lindy told me she was just waiting for Jake during the Sofia part.  We were on the 3rd row and I’m pretty sure she could see.  It was people just in a costume (kind of like her costume) and not the big Jake we saw at Disney World.  We enjoyed the show and then we left Greensboro and headed straight back to Mooresville to my parents’. 

We spent the night and the kids got to play with their cousins all night and Sunday.  The weather wasn’t so great the first weekend but the kids were all able to swim. 

We headed home on Sunday evening for a couple days of work and camp.  We hated to go but we needed to get some stuff done at home.

A few pictures from the week and the first weekend of the Beavers in NC.

At the Quest for the Golden Deac at Wake Forest. IMG_5157IMG_5155
Dress like a pirate day at camp.
Pirates and Princesses with Carson and Luke.IMG_5160IMG_5168IMG_5175
Lindy and Ms. Julie

Doing fun tricks with Aunt Amy.DSC_0130
The boy has no meat on his bones and often gets cold and has to take breaks out of the pool. 
She was singing in her ‘boat’DSC_0157DSC_0159DSC_0198

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