Phew! Life got a little crazy there. Last week was the last week of summer break and the girls were in daycamp and Rob was away for 4 days so I thought I'd get lots of blogging done. Ha! Especially since I had to upload some videos to YouTube and for some reason it takes like 1/2 hour for a 2 minute video. Anyone know why? The video was shot with my old Canon Powershot compact, 5.0mp camera, nothing fancy.
Anyway. Day 7 was the last day of camp for the kids, and this meant Lucy's camp was putting on their performance. It was a 20 minute musical called "Annie Jr. Jr". The orphans tell the story of Annie, without characters like Annie, Miss Hannigan, or Mr Warbucks. Just the orphans. I hadn't realized that Lucy was the first one to actually speak in the play, and I totally missed taping that :( But I did get some other videos. If you go to the YouTube link in the first paragraph, you can see the three videos I took of the production. Lucy is the one with blonde braids, glasses, and the brown t-shirt dress.
For Friday afternoon, Rob, Lou's husband and I took the kids to the JCC again (Jewish Cultural Center, where they have an awesome outdoor aquatic park; see Day 3). Meg had been asking to go every day! Unfortunately, the smaller kid area was closed, so the other areas were a bit more crowded, but that resolved once the day camp kids left. To celebrate our great trip, I even tried the water slides!! The tube one was very dark and kind of scary but I figured if the kids could do it, so could I. And it was fun! A couple weeks ago I even went down the water slide at a pool here!
It was rather sad to pack up Friday night. The kids had a great time together, although it was definitely tough on everyone at times---adding 7 people to a family of 3! They have great memories of the trip though and we'd love to do it again.