For the month of July I signed Ellie up for a variety of camps that went from 9-12 each morning. She took ‘art explorers’ from a local artist and came home with some pretty cool stuff. She also came home with some pretty messy clothes. A small price to pay for the lessons learned by my budding Picasso.
Every afternoon when I went to pick Addison up she had the biggest smile on her face. Patiently waiting on the rug to show me everything she had done that day. She brought home so many fun projects that I still haven’t had time to sort through. For now, I’ve just tossed everything in this basket. (BTW – I bought several of these beauties at Target and am loving them!)
Ellie also took a singing and dancing class and at the end of it they performed their routines for the parents and some other children. Ellie was so excited that the “bear group” was coming to see her dance since that was Addison’s class. The singing was delightful and the dancing was hip. Kenny and I quite enjoyed the show.
One last camp before we call it a summer! Last week my girls finished up a gymnastic camp at the center they take gymnastics each week.
I was amazed at all they learned in one short week. They have improved so much and really love this sport. I love vicariously living through them and remembering the day when I too could do a trick or two. Of course the gymnasts put on a great show at the end of the week.
I took this picture about a year ago when Addison started taking gymnastics with Ellie and I can’t believe how far they’ve come since then. Not just in gymnastics, but in everything they’ve done. They are growing into such beautiful girls – inside and out – and I felt so proud this summer to claim them as my own. The two of them really shined during their camps in their own special ways. They worked hard, played hard, and were kind and respectful to friends and teachers. Then they came home and helped me by entertaining their little brother.
**Ellie and Addison – I love the two of you so much! I know that you will soar next year in Kindergarten and Second Grade. I’m so excited to see what else is in store for the two of you! Great things for sure.