Sunday, July 16, 2006

Ah... The Noise is Back!!!

Yesterday, was a wonderful day!

Hammer jumped out of the truck before Hubby even stopped it to run over to his sister first for a hug and then to me!!!

It was so nice... Hubby parked and then Fuzzy and Hubby came to hug us all... 

Things were righted in my world, all seven of us reunited again under one roof!

My hubby and I went out to lunch with the three kids but we did something unusual.

He sat with Pumpkin on one side of the restaurant (a local one) and I sat on the other with the boys!

This way each of us could get filled in from the kid or kids that we were not with for the last week!

The boys had a wonderful time at camp!  They earned 5 badges, and are now Tenderfoot level, in Boy Scouts.  They loved the whole camp experience.  They made new friends!  They did target shooting and caught toads.  They whittled.  They explored the forest.  They fell into streams, they watched counselors do skits. 

All in all, loads of fun.  Hammer was so far out of his usual comfort zone, and Hubby said he never complained even once.  He did great socially, and I am so happy for that, because it can be really hard for him sometimes! 

Fuzzy and Hammer raved about the food in the Mess Hall!  They tried some new things, but they really loved the breakfasts and the home baked bread. 

Hubby couldn't wait to be back in the A/C for sleeping!  The boys didn't think it was bad, but poor Hubby, he really missed it!

Last night, we went out for dinner with my parents, too.  They were regaled with all the camp stories as well, and loved every minute of it! 

The boys say they can't wait until next year! 

I can...  I am glad everyone is home with me...  Although, drinking a glass of wine or two and reading a book quietly on Friday night was nice... I can wait another 15 years to do it!

be well,



stevietwain said...

Awww, I'm glad your noise has returned to comfort you..hehe!!
I'm the same..I complain when people don't shut up, but miss them when they're not around..funny old world! lol!

Lv Stevie

memes121 said...

Hello everyone! I want to invite all to something new. The Healing Garden. All are welcome and I hope to see you there! Tammy

xomywayox said...

Now this is what it's all about.....


PS> Did the chic before me just pimp her j in your comment? Is that legal?

jckfrstross said...

glad all are back and well and things are right in your house again:)


swibirun said...

What a neat idea, splitting up for lunch like that.  Our "baby" (6'4") Brett is in Florida until 8/9.......


lv2trnscrb said...

Dawn; I liked how you split up over lunch to catch up with each other. Wonderful idea!! Glad the noise is back. I bet you are enjoying each and every moment of it.


cacklinrosie101 said...

Glad the boys did so well at camp and loved it.  That's a good idea you had when you took them out to eat.  Now, life feels normal.  HUGS  Chris

bosoxblue6993w said...

camp sounds like a blast.    hey ... where can i sign up?

eml625 said...

What a sweet family reunion that was ~! Glad all is well on your homefront.

sunnyside46 said...

you are such a sweet family. I am real glad Hammer did so well.

sangrialel said...

I am glad everyone is back safe and sound and that they all had a good time.  Linda

sazzylilsmartazz said...

Aw This was a nice entry. glad everyone is home and you are happy!

lurkynat said...

wow! whata great family!
Whata gerat Mom our Dawn!
love you,natalie

luddie343 said...

Feeling very envious of such a warm, happy group!  Cathy