Landry finished kindergarten on a Thursday and that next Sunday we packed her and Millie up and shipped them off to their FIRST OVER NIGHT CAMP.
What in the world? They are JUST BABIES!!
But she was more than ready to go - she had been talking about "Camp Carolina" for WEEKS, asking us daily when she got to leave. She was 1000 percent more ready to go than I was ready to let her leave. I mean, yes... #thirdkid but also the BABY.
We got her all signed in, and her smile never left her face. She was practically pushing us out of this room to get to her cabin.
Campers are split up by age groups (K-4) and this year Landy was a zebra.
As we were moving all her stuff in, we noticed a new little addition to the cabin - each camper was assigned a chore for the week. Millie and Landry hit the jackpot, y'all.
She was especially excited that she got a top bunk since she sleeps on bottom at home. They tried to shove us out of there but we insisted on making them actually walk us outside.
Emmy didn't want to let her go.
But they were more than ready for the four days ahead!
I love that Carolina Creek uploads pictures each day, so we can
stalk check in on all the fun the kids are having. She was all smiles that next morning...
and throughout the entire week. Cindy and I would text back and forth when new pics were uploaded but both noticed that the girls weren't in any pictures together. This could mean:
1. They had a fight because it's Millie and Landry and they are more like cousin siblings than anything
2. They are comfortable in their friendship and did a great job of including other people
We went with option 2.
And on the last day we finally got to see their smiling faces together!
By Wednesday morning we were ready to see our girls and got to camp just in time for cabin awards. Landry received the "kindness" award for including others, being kind, and making friends with everyone.
::Mom heart explosion::
We couldn't have been more proud of this girl!
After cabin awards, we all made our way to the gym to get a glimpse of what a day at camp looks and feels like. Counselors do a skit, campers sing a song and you hear testimonies from campers - the whole thing just lights up every part of these kids faces.
Plus, you get to run into your old counselors making your anticipation for when you get to come back THAT MUCH GREATER!
A few final pics...
and we were heading back home, a complete set of three once again. Radley was so excited and proud of Landry. I love how much he loves them.
Thanks, Carolina Creek.... see you in August!