Sunday, August 28, 2011

GRANDPA'S CAMPOUT 2011

WELL, THERE IS ANOTHER ONE FOR THE HISTORY BOOKS.
THE CAMPOUT WAS A SUCCESS.
EVERYONE WENT HOME WITH TREATS AND TREASURES FROM THE TREASURE HUNT AND HOPEFULLY SOME FUN MEMORIES.

We did a craft.


 Played some tag.


 And more tag.  Hmmmm, grandpa must have been tagged, he didn't move at all from the previous picture.


 Poor Spencer couldn't figure out which way to go to catch his cousins.  Darn tree anyway!


 First clue on the treasure hunt.


 It was getting dark so they needed to hurry.


 It looks like Matthew just figured out the clue, he has that "ah-ha" look on his face.


 Logan thought there might be some treasure on top of the trailer.


 Finally, the treasure was found.


 We dumped the whole treasure basket in the middle of the floor so they could take turns choosing from their prizes.


 Posing and being silly.


 It was a thumbs-up all around for the camp out.


 Here is the mass of sleeping bags after a good nights sleep.


This is grandpa's hunting tent that they got to sleep in.



The unanimously chosen breakfast, doughnuts and hot cocoa.
Thank goodness we have a wonderful bakery close by.

Oh ya, on top of the camp out two of the moms stayed up until 3a.m. canning tomatoes and green beans.
Then today we all worked together to can more green beans and some peaches.
All in all we canned:
103 pints of green beans
27 quarts of tomatoes
and
53 quarts of peaches.



All I can say is,
I AM EXHAUSTED!!!

10 comments:

Patricia said...

Exhausted ~~~ ya think! I would be too. I know how much work canning that many jars would be. What an accomplished weekend you all have had. Looks like fun, especially when shared with everyone.

Quiltingranny said...

Sounds like fun!

Jane said...

Wow...what an awesome annual event!! The memories the kids will have of Grandpa's Campout will be priceless!
I can't even begin to wrap my head around canning all the fruits and veggies...I'm just amazed!
Jane

Garden of Egan said...

CONNIE!!!! I love it!!!!!!!!!!
Sounds like a true treasure hunt.

I LOVE your pictures of your canning adventures. Looks like grandpa did a great job of keeping the kids entertained so you could get all those lovely jars filled.

Ya, you should be tired.
I'm tired looking at it.

Amy @ Keep'n The SunnySide said...

Sounds like a great time. I bet the kids loved it! You are a rock star for tackling camp-out weekend AND canning!

tammy said...

What fun grandparents you are!!

Beverly @ The Buzz said...

As well you should be! But oh so worth it...well, except for that kitchen part. I can do without that--though I do love to eat the end results!

Cherie said...

Looks like a bunch of fun!! Those are some happy looking grandkids!!

Nana's Fun Stuff said...

What a fun adventure! Now those are some great memories for you and the kids :)

Rainy Day Farm said...

The kids loved it. Thanks for creating such great memories.