This is the 2nd year that the Nat'l Guard has hosted a Family Resiliency Camp for our Guard families. The boys, Tyler and I went last year while Jason was deployed, and the boys and I couldn't wait to go again this year, with Jason. Last year it was in June, and rainy and kind of cold, but this year, August was perfect.
Can you say excited? Well, at least 2 of them.
And check out the schedule cover photo.
This year started off with making family flags. The artists went to work.
Elliott just sniffed the markers and I took pictures. It's a team effort for sure.
There were some outside games and just hanging out. Elliott had been wearing flip flops all day and when he climbed into his bed, this is what we saw. Haha.
The next morning our group got some family time to play outside, etc. There were a lot of tether-ball games during the weekend.
Elliott was getting pretty good, but mostly just having fun.
Then it was our turn to paint. A blank white canvas, some music, paints and paint brushes, and NO TALKING.
We started by writing our names.
During, there were pictures of flowers, helicopters, ice rinks, scribbles, words, mountains, bikes, etc.
After. There is this. The finished product is so much fun. I can't wait to find a good space for it.
Ethan learned to make para-cord bracelets, and made 2 for himself. He wants to make a million more now.
Elliott and I took out the peddle boat for a trip around the lake. Then he made his dad take him in the canoe.
Ethan spent 3 hours swimming, jumping off the dock, canoeing and peddle boating.
The camp was fun, we met new people, did new things, and had a great time just being together.