Saturday, June 15, 2013

Charlie does "the Elaine," and other summer scenes

We went to the always fun farmer's market this morning. There was a musician and popsicles, meeting the girls' two requirements of a good time: food and entertainment. Charlie busted out her favorite dance move, which we like to call "the Elaine."

We are enjoying camp, so much so that I can scarcely make time for anything else. It is as all-consuming as I remember it being in my youth, at times leaving me feeling like I have half a brain and even less energy. Even as I am running myself ragged, camp is a splendidly salutary environment that heals my soul and brightens my days. I wouldn't change a thing.

Watching the younger counselors work with the kids, I am reminded of the fortitude it takes to achieve praiseworthy work with children. Their exemplary passion, zeal, humor, and resolute endurance are a shining example of the good work that can be accomplished by human beings when the right conditions are present. Here's a video from camp last week in which the CITs (counselors-in-training) sing a rendition of Woody Guthrie's "This Land is Your Land," with words tailored to our camp and written by a counselor many years ago. Even if you don't get the context of what they are singing, you can't help but smile at the sentiment.

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

summer fun

I haven't forgotten my weekly posts with the portraits, I am just having too much fun to sit down at the computer for very long. I'll do a big round of them when I get home.

Latley, "too much fun" has been any and all of the following activities:
  • Running and yelling
  • Trying to decide which swimsuit to buy online
  • Applying and reapplying EWG-legal sunscreen
  • Playing a zillion rounds of go fish
  • Getting sunburns despite being covered head-to-toe in zinc oxide 
  • Thinking about but then not reading my stack of summer books
  • Trying to figure out the perfect "bug scream" concoction (Vivi seems to need that toxic deep woods deet stuff...turn away, don't look at me while I'm spraying her)
  • Treating Charlie's many poison ivy related boo-boos
  • Watching episodes of "Phineas & Ferb" on Netflix with the girls
  • Eating ice cream sandwiches
  • Buying running shorts at Target
  • Finding cheaper shorts at Old Navy along with two pair of indecently bright sneakers (hello '80s!)
  • Returning those other shorts to Target
Also, this happened...


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