Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Wild Island

We had a blast last week getting to go to Wild Island, the water park in Reno.  There was a large group from Tahoe going so we had lots of friends to play with.  Nate and Chloe LOVED the slides and got really good at going by themselves even.  We will definitely go again sometime!

Other summer odds and ends

My little sweetie pies

A quick hug from daddy at lunch time

Our riding Kim's horses

A new look for the beach

Nap time? 

Making some art

Power nap with daddy

New shoes

 Friends from Carson come for a beach day

More time at the beach

Its a little cold

But still lots of fun

Warming up after going for a swim

Cave Rock with the staff to watch a sunset

Right on the edge....but holding a hand!

These three

Family shot

Then off to the Red Hut for ice cream... at 9pm.  We are excellent parents. :) 

Treating the staff to a treat! 

Baby Ryan's birthday party!

My kids up front and center to the cupcakes

"Happy birthday to you.."

Still enjoying her party favor and hat a couple days later

Joe leading worship for the day campers

Dinner with the summer staff

Going bowling

"Check out my score!!!... Wait..." as he accidentally turns the screen off

Our crazy summer staff

Us and Coach... or "Toach" as Chloe calls her

Speaking of....

The end of Day Camp 2013

This week is the first week there is no day camp going on since the start of the summer.  Its bittersweet.  I know that Joe is glad to be able to not be running in a gazillion directions, but I know he also (as I and the kids do) misses having the young energetic kids and college kids around.  As busy as it gets in the summer time, having day camp here is a highlight to get to work with summer staff and hear sweet young voices around camp.

The day campers just loved having Nate and Chloe around and my kids adored them. 

It was fun to get to look out my front window to my lawn and have it be full of kids doing bible study, playing games, or enjoying a popsicle at the end of a scavenger hunt. 

I was super blessed by the counselors this year as they went an extra mile to help me with my kids when they could and Nate and Chloe just lit up anytime they saw them.  

They even babysat for us a few times!

And of course, Friday afternoons when we got to join in the slip and slide festivities were a blast.  

The boss and his side kick had to join in the fun as well!

The archery net comes down today.  

It was a great summer for ZP Day Camp.  We were glad to be a part of it.