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Monday, June 30, 2014

Camp update.

Peter made it home from camp on Saturday morning.  I swear, he grew two inches while he was gone!

As soon as he walked in the door, he started talking about camp and he hasn't stopped yet!  Just ask his two uncles, former Scouts themselves, who called to find out if he enjoyed himself.  He would still be talking to them if we hadn't forced him off the phone.

He proudly reported that he took a (a, as in one) shower while he was gone.  He took it on Wednesday night. He said he figured that was the middle of the week and would be good enough.  Suprisingly, he wasn't too filthy when he got home and he didn't stink. 

But the laundry!  I did three very large loads when he got home and everything was dirty, muddy, dusty, damp, and brown. 

He earned five merit badges at camp.  One was leather work and one was basketry. I figured these would be two of his least favorite sessions but he said he really enjoyed them.  Although he did say in order to earn the merit badges you had to finish up your projects back at your campsite and that was a little stressful for him. But he managed to complete his projects.

The basket on the right is the first one he did.  And it shows.   The one beside it was his second project and it is definitely better than the first.  The stool was his third and final weaving project and it turned out really well! 

The leather knife pouch and the paracord bracelet were projects from his leather works session.

I'm glad he had a great time but I'm glad he's back home!  


Lena said...

It was a pleasure to read about the camp update. So sweet of his uncles calling to find out how it went. Glad it was such a positive experience, and I really like that stool. Laughed at your post about the wonky pockets too. Guess the mid-week shower got the job done.

Billie Jo said...

So glad your little guy is home! And glad he had fun. : )
The laundry?!?!
I know.
Whenever Steve and Rhett go to hunting camp...ugh!
Have a happy day, my friend.

Madeline said...

I am glad he had a good time and earned 5 badges! That's great!

Mari said...

I'm glad he had a good time. The smile on this picture shows it, especially when compared with the pre-camp one. :)
The stool looks great!

Kelli said...

Yay for a fun time at Boy Scout camp! Love the big smile on his face.

deborah said...

Those are some really awesome projects! How cool! Glad he had a great time!

jennwa said...

He did a great job on everything, LOVE the stool !! I am glad he had a great time, it was strange not having him around for a week.