Friday, July 26, 2013

2 weeks at Camp.

 During our summer months, we spend way more than 2 weeks at camp.  We spend every day at Camp Ridgecrest for Boys, but Piper had the great privilege to go to Camp Crestridge for Girls for TWO WHOLE WEEKS! 

 Away from her family.....and she LOVED it.  It grew her in ways that we couldn't.  She grew in confidence & a love for people and Jesus.

Here are some pictures and snippets from her time at camp:
Her sweet friend and her in the creek
Lost her tooth at camp & the tooth fairy visited her!
One of her SWEET & AMAZING Cherokee big sisters at camp.
Craft skill
 If you go to THIS VIDEO you will see Piper at minute 2:15.  
She's a quick green blurb spinning a sock war sock!
Chippewa 1 on the way to Council of Progress, a really important night at Grils' Camp
Piper and her JET (jr counselor), Haley
Council of Progress

Gymnastics skill

Cabin friends on her Trip day
Closing program- these girls sing ALOT
Winning the Crestridge cup!!!
Chip Adventure- Piper's FAVORITE THING at camp!
What a huge blessing that camp is a huge part of our lives!  I now understand the ministry of camp from a different perspective- not just from a spectator but as a mom, who's child was impacted in big ways by the young women who loved her at camp. 

Spring Break 2K13

This will be one of the last of my catch-up posts!  We took some time on Spring Break to be be tourists in our own city.  So here is what we did:
Used some spending money from Grammie to buy a treat on a day trip to Greenville
Piper wore these bunny ears alllll week.
Visiting the Greenville Zoo with Dad & Aunt Anne
Face painting at an Easter Egg Hunt!
Ice cream (& coffee for us) on the Double Decker Bus in Downtown Asheville.
Park with a friend!
Park time!
Woolworth Diner in Downtown Asheville
Movies in bed
A springtime tea party with our friends!
Breakfast in bed!
Hopefully, I'll have a summer update soon! 

Thursday, July 25, 2013

We thought it was a sprain.

I thought I was going to be really good at posting once a week and it's now been 2 1/2 months....oops.  Here's to trying again!

In February, our sweet girl stepped off a rock and twisted her ankle.  It swelled up pretty good and was horrible to walk on, but like any great parent, we just thought we'd watch it....well, 7 weeks later it still wasn't much better and so we took her to the doctor.

And this is what happened.....
she had a crack in the growth plate of her ankle.  Wowzers.
In my defense, big sprains can take FOREVER to heal.  And I did call medical professionals....pinky swear.  And we did wrap it when she did anything active.

But still......
The only real bummer was she missed out on running in a 5K that we were super excited about, but then again, she did get pushed in a chariot by her grandparents!

So next time your kid complains of an injury for more than a day or 2....maybe get it checked out.
Yours truly,
Mom of the Year