It has been such a joy to have four cousins in our home for the past six days. We told the kids this is summer camp and we’ve been following a routine, complete with yummy meals, story times, morning and night devotionals, with occasional movies in our theater room, crafts and games and a lot of outside play.
Saturday was Minecraft Day! It was the first and only time I allowed the boys to play with their Kindle-Fires. I thought they’d give me an argument about turning in their electronics at the start of camp, but they actually handed them over willingly and they’ve only missed them for a few minutes here and there. They’ve been waking up and playing a board game together in the morning instead of each reaching for his Kindle, and doing his own thing. I love the interaction that is going on as siblings and cousins.
While the boys played Minecraft, the girls made these adorable sack puppets. There’s an elephant, parrot, frog, cow and lion.
Saturday evening, the kids toasted hot dogs under the supervision of my oldest son who came home for the weekend. He walked in the door Saturday morning just as we had sat down to homemade waffles, which is a weekend tradition in our family.
On Sunday morning we all dressed up and went to church. The children were so reverent during sacrament meeting! We kept the youngest entertained with her doll, coloring book and Goldfish crackers. After church and a snack of chips and salsa, apple and orange slices, the kids each created a wagon as their Pioneer Day activity. (The last wagon broke down!)