Monday, June 30, 2008

Grandma Camp--Day Two

Few and precious are the moments alone, but enough to get ready for the next act.

No sooner was I off the computer, a quick look at any incoming messages, when the big boys came upstairs and began to play dodgeball.

But soon all were up and eating breakfast.

After that the best part of the day--Bible time. We read I Kings 3:4-15, the story of young king Solomon when God asked him in a dream "What would you like me to give you?" (When asked for their response, Skye said a four wheeler and Malachi wished for a good day at the lake.) Each read a verse in turn and we all gained much from the discussion and acting out the story. Here Skye "Solomon" having his dream.
After chores, the activity of the morning was a scavenger hunt in the woods, planned by Kayla.

They set out in teams: the big boys on one, and Kayla and Elijah on the other.
Surprisingly they both arrived back at the same time! Elijah ran the whole time and kept up!

So it was a tie!
And all got treats. Next we went to Taylor Lake for a picnic lunch and a couple hours of water fun.

Then a very needed R & R and serious nap time before going to Stephan's Monday Meal.

This is when the trouble began. Elijah began to miss Daddy and Mommy and cry. At the meal he was distracted by the many children present and they played happily. But soon after the homesickness returned and he had trouble falling asleep.

Will we make it through a week???

And what will we do tomorrow? Taylor Lake again? What else?

More importantly I ask myself at this juncture in my life, if God were asking me "What would you like me to give you?" what would my answer be???

1 comment:

Kimberly said...

Sounds like things are going pretty well, aside from a little homesickness. Trust you've had a good visit with the A's today; we're just waiting for them to arrive here now :-)