Last weekend Biscuit and I were at Girl Scout camp. The event was just for Girl Scout leaders and their daughters--something special for the women who run the troops and the daughters who put up with it. It was, of course, planned by fellow leaders who really went above and beyond creating a spectacular event.
On Friday night, just before lights out at 9 pm I looked out the window and realized it was snowing! All the girls ran outside in their pajamas to celebrate.
Wouldn't this photo have been adorable if I'd opened my eyes?
The following day was crafts, crafts, crafts. Ten tables each with a unique craft that each girl and mom could create. It was amazing how much work went into prep. Biscuit and I did everything except the salt dough ornaments. Which reminds me I should get some photos of everything we made!
Crafts included: paper bag memory books, shrinky dinks, copper wire jewelry, mason jar lanterns, braided headbands, fleece eye covers (for napping), metal washer necklaces, perler (fuse) beads, screen printing and even glass fusing! (with an artist who volunteered her kiln and expertise).
Biscuit finally learned to braid (I can't believe I never taught her) but her favorite thing of the weekend seemed to be helping with dishes and running the industrial dishwasher. She's the granddaughter of two people who met in the college dishroom so maybe it's in her genes?
It was my first time being away from Oscar two nights in a row but I'm glad Biscuit and I participated in this event. It was fun for me to get to know other leaders. Fun for her to play American Girl dolls with friends (when she wasn't working in the kitchen) and fun for us to have one-on-one time. Oscar and Mr. H got on just fine except for the fact Oscar kept waking up at night. One more reason it was good to be away. I probably slept more in a sea of bunkbeds housing more than 60 people than I would have at home with a restless Oscar.
Maybe next year it'll be just a little warmer and we can take a hike and have an outdoor campfire!