Sunday July 18th was Adrian's 7th birthday and we shipped him off to Harry Potter camp with his sister for a week. (It was the only week that Camp Colman does "Harry Potter camp" so I had no choice about it being on his birthday.) We celebrated by opening presents the day before so he could open and play the LEGO Harry Potter Wii game before he left.
Yes that's Harry on the cake.
Ainsley inspected and considered the ice cream cake.
I helped her say "I love you Adrian" using her AAC device.
Look at my cutie! So growin' up goin' off to sleepover camp for a whole week. Wah!
We drove them, and were late. If you ever send your kids off to camp do NOT underestimate the time it takes to tag EVERY single item they take with them. Do NOT listen to your husband who at 1am says oh don't worry, let's go to bed, it won't take that long. It'll be FINE. In fact if your husband says It'll be finnnne, in "that" tone, you know it most certainly will NOT BE FINE. Anyway.....
On the way...it's a lonnnng drive. Ainsley discovered a peppermint in her booster seat. The kids (E&A) kept asking "What'd she find?" "What is it?" Their
Gingerly at first.
Showing Evie and Adrian what SHE was lucky enough to find in HER seat. Oh man, sometimes I wish she could speak just to know what would come out of her mouth.
Mmm. Yeah, this is pretty good.
The kids were sorted into houses. My kids were both in Slytherin. Booooo!
The camp map, it's a huge place on some beautiful land.
A view across the lake, with the camp lodge in sight on the hillside.
The beach where they had campfires. And nighttime duals with death-eaters?! Who let these kids go to this camp?!
A cool out building.
But alas, no beautiful scenery for us. Steve took the week off so we could repair our kitchen floor. Ainsley had, not once, but twice got a splinter shoved all the way up her big toenail. Poor girl has such a pain tolerance she really didn't complain (until I pulled them out of course). Obviously this was unacceptable and since the floor is fir and badly damaged, and so old and thin it can't be refinished we opted to paint.