A bad egg during the Revolutionary War was called an Eggs Benedict Arnold.
Last week we went to Lake Ann Camp! Mark, Andrea, Audrey, and I woke up at about 5:00 in the morning, to get ready to get in the car so Daddy could drive us to camp. In the car we listened to Prince Caspian by C.S. Lewis.
At about ten we got to Lake Ann. It was not crowded yet. When the rest of the campers got there we went to our cabin. After we got settled in our cabin, we put our money in the red canoe, then went and played games. One was soccer with hands, but you can’t grab the ball.
The next game was called “Poop Deck”. There were three decks, the first one you started on was called the Poop Deck, the next deck was the Main Deck, and the last deck was the Quarter Deck. To play, the leader will say a deck’s name and you have to go to that deck, if you go on the wrong deck you go out of the game.
Then we played Atomic Bomb, our team was U.S.A and the other team was Russia, Each team get small balls, and there is a big blue Atomic Bomb in the middle of the Sea. You can not go into the Sea. If you do you drown. You are trying to get the big blue Atomic Bomb on the other teams side, if you do you get a point. To get the big blue Atomic Bomb on the other teams side you hit it with your balls. You win if you get three points.
The last game we played was the boys and the girls split into teams and one team cleans up trash and the other goes into a singe file line, one person runs around a cone then goes back and the next person does it. When the other team finishes picking up trash every one freezes if you got all the trash you are the running team. To win you get the most points, points are every person that ran around the cone.
Then we had lunch which was pizza, then had a swim test. Once we were done with the swim test (I did not take it since I have not learned how to swim yet) we had archery then free time, then we had dinner, then more games, then chapel which we were learning about Abiding in God’s love. Then we had free time then bed time.
I had a fun first day of Camp!
Today I had my first soccer game of the year. My team is the called the Red Birds. My coach is Daddy, and Mark is the assistant coach. I have a small team of five players. One girl and 4 boys-including me. We won 5:2. Every one one my team made a goal! I have fun at soccer.
All my games will be at North Side Nazarene, At 9:00 on Saturday mornings, except Memorial weekend. Hope to see you there!
Answer to question: A squirrel bit me! Here is my story.
We went to somebodies house. He had a pet squirrel because a friend cut down a tree and found baby squirrels, so not a really tame squirrel , but he raised it. I hand fed it crackers. Mr. Mike said the squirrel, Lucy, had enough so I twisted the bag shut. But Lucy grabbed the bag, took it in her teeth and ran away to her tree and opened the bag. I followed Lucy and knelt down to watch. Mommy said that I probably smelled like crackers because the squirrel looked at me, ran up to me, and bit my hand.
We washed it off with soap and water. When we got home, we put on antibiotic cream and band-aids. Momma was concerned, so Daddy called an urgent care. They told Daddy something like, “don’t bring him here, take him to the emergency room”. So we went to the ER. A police man and a secretary talked to us about when it was, and how much it hurt and our name and address. I did not get any shots or see the doctor.
On the way home, we went to the store and I got a donut! Mark was jealous 🙂
Now, I have a bruise and the bites have not healed yet. My thumb hurts if I bend it a lot. My hand is looking a lot better though.
We learned–after the fact–that squirrels, mice, rats, chipmunks or rabbits almost never have rabies. Rabies have not been around for a couple of decades the police man (maybe the secretary) said. So, if you get bit by a squirrel, wash it very well, add antibiotic cream, and watch it for infection. You probably won’t need to go to the ER, but get someone to look at it if you are concerned! You don’t want to get sick! I also learned, to stay further away from cracker stealing squirrels.
I went to the park and I found some flowers. They are called Snowdrops. I liked them. I took the pictures on my tummy. Mommy let me use her good camera.
I want to find more Snowdrops and other kinds I think are more better, like yellow primroses and crocuses and take more pictures.
This last week I went to Lake Ann Camp. I was a Junior. My counselor’s name was Alex. He was a good counselor.
This picture is from the Octaball Tournament. Ocataball is a game were two or more people get into a court with 8 sides like an octagon. You are trying to get the other person out by hitting them with the ball between their feet and their knees. No double touching the ball unless you hit it against the wall and then hit it again. To win, you want to be the last one in. Winner of the previous game serves. Two of the guys in my cabin were really good!
We also did NO hands challenge. You could not use a fork to eat pasta and sauce, colorful veggies for dinner, peaches and brownies. I had a goatee and mustache, quite a big one! when done.
If I captured 4 flags I could destroy the Yeti and his Minoans. I earned flags by reciting memory verses. I learned 1 John 4:7-11. I had to say it the way they wanted me to, like “in your best princess voice” as loud as I could, “like a pirate” or in a whisper. I know the verses really well 🙂
Sharks and minnows is a game were some people are sharks. The sharks are trying to tag the minnows. If you get tagged by a shark you sit down and become a seaweed. Seaweed can not move except to move their arms or legs, but if they touch someone, that person becomes seaweed too!
I liked camp! Next year I want to go again. I hope to find some friends to come with me too!
Photos used by permission of Lake Ann Camp