The boys are back from my parents’ house and had a wonderful time. Here is the overview of the week, as described by Nonie at the end of each day:
Day 1 at Camp Nonie: Trip to the Farmer’s Market, library, and the barber for haircuts for Jack and Gabriel. Then made cookies, spent time in Grandpa’s workshop, and dug for worms. Finally a picnic at Reid’s Orchard where they ate, played on giant slides, and fed the goats. Boys are now in bed, and I’m headed there.
Day 2 at Camp Nonie: Besides the horses/fishing/picnic at Party Ponies, the boys attempted kite flying (no wind) and had a water balloon fight with Grandpa, movie night with popcorn, and several bedtime stories. They also ate–a lot.
Day 3 at Camp Nonie: Build and Grow Clinic at Lowes to make airplanes, to Shoe Stop for new shoes, and then to Ritzys for lunch and ice cream. Stickers and balloon fun, trip to see Madagascar 3, and a screaming free for all with Grandpa. Finally, some bedtime stories. They dropped like rocks when they hit the bed.
Day 4 at Camp Nonie: Church, lunch, then kite flying with Grandpa. Gabriel stayed behind to help me water flowers (and himself). We decorated T-shirts, and then to ensure that they were getting enough sugar in their diet, we had cake and punch at an open house honoring Pastor Rick and family. Then supper, stories, and early to bed. Nonie was tired.
Day 5 at Camp Nonie: Blueberry picking this morning. At least I thought to have them wear their old shoes. Then painting plaster objects and playground play at a neighbors. A video this afternoon (Nonie is running down), playing with bubbles , and a LONG game of “Sorry” after supper.
Day 6 at Camp Nonie: Went to area museum for playtime, green smoothies, and lunch. Then to Krogers to replenish snacks. Grandpa took the three older ones swimming while Gabriel napped, read stories, and watered flowers with Nonie. Bubbles, games, & a video rounded out the day.
Camp Nonie was a great success. They arrived home after a long day of driving on Wednesday extremely excited to share their adventures. It was close to midnight before they went to sleep! Nonie and Grandpa stayed a few days after bringing them back and they go home this morning. I fear my boys will miss the flurry of activity. The horseback riding and fishing trip was the highlight of the visit for all four. One of the twins said, “I’m ready to go back and learn some more!”