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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Camping Projects

Every year my sister, her husband and my husband (who were high school buddies), and I pack up our families for an annual camping trip. This is our SEVENTH year, so we've got our system pretty well worked out. But, since our families keep growing, there are new challenges every year. Camping is definitely a project!

Sadly, there comes a time on every camping trip, when even the best of buddies (yes, she is wearing a popcorn bucket on her head - they claim it is an "English helmet) can't seem to get along. Everything leads to an argument and they just can't figure out what to do with themselves.

It is during those moments that you better come up with something to do, and fast!

This year we pulled out some clothespins and colorful pipe cleaners and made butterflies. It was low-tech, as any good camping activity should be, and each kid could make their own - however they wanted to - which helped soothe frayed nerves.

When the butterflies were finished, we hung them on a string to decorate the campsite.

Soon, pipe cleaners were appearing all over the campsite and laughter was ringing out once again.
On to the next camp project: cooking supper.


~ Tandis ~ said...

Very entertaining blog :)

MommaMindy said...

cute. going camping at the end of august with big kids. you got me thinkin' about bringing a project along...