Sunday, September 9, 2007

September 9, 2007 - Camp Jackson

I went to Camp Jackson on Thursday and Friday. My Dad came with me as a chaperone for the boys. It was a two-hour bus ride. As soon as we got there we got into our cabin groups and that’s also our activity groups. We had to go up a really, really big hill to get up to our cabins. I got to sleep on the bunk above Ms. Hanni.

After unpacking, all the grownups had to go into one room and all the kids had to go into another. Our leaders were Edd, Shane, Amy and Doug. They talked about their learning targets and how we should work together and that’s pretty much all. And then we did one group activity and went to lunch. If you put your elbows on the table then you had to run around the dining hall and everyone else sang, “Elbows, elbows on the table. This is not a horse’s stable. Back around the other way, other way, other way, back around the other way, you were naughty.”

After lunch we did some team building activities like standing on skinny pieces of logs and go to a big stick. We had one team but we split into two groups on separate logs. We started moving using Kaylee’s idea and that seemed to be working and the other team saw and that seemed to be working too. Another activity was in Jackson Lodge where we ran into a circle and we had the numbers 1 to 25 on paper plates in a circle. We had to run into the circle and step on one plate at a time and go in order from 1 to 25. But only one person was supposed to be in the circle at a time otherwise that would be a penalty. We were trying to do this as fast as possible. I had an idea to make a line outside of Jackson Lodge and then one person go in at a time and then everybody could get a turn if they wanted. My idea worked. We also did other team building activities.

We had a campfire at nighttime and everybody had to bring their flashlights so we could find our way back to our cabins. They played out stories and sang songs. You always know when a story or song is done because they sing “Rik. Tik. Rickety-Rik. Oompah. Oompah. Oy.” And then Edd says, “Louder!” And then all the kids sing it even louder. If he says louder again then lots of kids scream it.

We went on a hike through the woods. We stopped for two rests and we played two little games. The first game was asking our teachers questions about them. We were sitting in a circle and a teacher was in the middle and they each got 2 minutes for kids asking them questions about themselves. Then the second teacher got the same thing. The second game was we had to tell one lie and two true things about yourself and they had to raise their hands for which one they thought was a lie. My three were, “I ride a bus to school,” “I love baby dolls,” and “I like sports.” Riding a bus to school was a lie because my Mom works at my school now and I ride with her.

I like Camp Jackson.

September 8, 2007 - A New Josie

I got a new Josie. She came on Friday. Here is a picture of her and my old Josie. They are twins. I got the rest of the money by dog sitting Scruffy which if you read my blog you know who Scruffy is. If you haven’t read my blog, then you don’t know who Scruffy is before you come to this post. Her clothes are different than Josie’s because she has purple and old Josie has never had purple before. I tell them apart because old Josie has a little dot for an eyebrow and new Josie does not have eyebrows.

September 7, 2007 - Riding on Air Scruffy

I was walking Scruffy and we were on the street to go home. And then he saw a bunny rabbit and he started running when I was talking to my Dad. I fell down but the first thing I said before I started crying was, “Get Scruffy!” And then I started crying and I was bleeding on my third finger, my wrist, and my elbow. I scraped a lot of skin off. Later that day his owners came home and got him.

Sunday, September 2, 2007

September 2, 2007 - More About Scruffy

Scruffy wanted to go for a walk before we even had breakfast. And then we couldn’t take him for his evening walk because it was raining. We brushed him and gave him Cheerios because that's what makes him hold still. And then we gave him a bone. I read to him while he chewed his bone. I read One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish.

Saturday, September 1, 2007

September 1, 2007 - Scruffy the Puppy

Today Scruffy was really like a puppy. He chewed up things and got things he wasn’t supposed to. He got dirt out of the tree in our house (editor’s note: fake moss in a fake plant). He got the newspaper and chewed it up. He got the poop bag when we were outside and ran around with it.

We took him for a walk in the morning and then we are going to take him for a walk after I get finished with this blog post.
Here is a picture of the three of us laying down in the yard.