Thursday, July 5, 2012

Glam*Ma & Papapa Camp!

My Mom asked my brother and me if she could have Levi and Maxwell for a few days this summer for their first annual Glam*Ma & Papapa Camp.  She planned and prepped for this four-day excursion for a whole month.  They stayed Sunday - Wednesday and let me tell you, they had the time of their lives!

The purpose of the camp was what my Mom calls "GBS" - Glam*Ma Bible School.  (We laughed for 5 minutes when she came up with that term.)  Each morning after breakfast, they went outside and had a time of Bible study.  They ate it up.  Levi is still telling me Biblical truths he learned and it's absolutely amazing.  The thing that really knocked me off my feet was when he told me "the Hebrew name for God is Elohim - God is the Creator."  Uh, I left my kid speaking English and he came back speaking Hebrew! Ha! It was awesome.

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Isn't that precious?  They had a new shirt to wear for each day of camp, and they said different things each day.  Super sweet!

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After GBS each morning, they went exploring.  Glam*Ma had a backpack waiting for each boy with lots of exploration gear.

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They even had safari gear and caught real bugs.  Every little boys dream!

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After exploring, they had craft time each day.

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The first day they painted bird houses (brave Glam*Ma).  The second day they made stepping stones.  Presh!  Ours is sitting proudly in our flower bed and Levi beams every time he sees it.

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It's just priceless to me because he put each and every one of those stones in there.  Just precious!

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They did a few other crafts that I don't have pictures of, but these were the big ones.  Cute.

Some other of their adventures included ...

Feeding ducks.

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Swinging.

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Swimming.

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Catching ants and putting them in an ant farm.

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Ice cream.

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Parks.

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More exploring.

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More Bible stories.

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Popcorn & M&M's before bed.

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Fun with Papapa.

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And a lot of other things that I don't know about and don't have pictures of.  :)  (This post is based on the pictures she sent me each day and the things she told me once camp was over!)

At the end of each day, Mom would give them a "prize bracelet" based on what she observed about their attitudes that day.  Such a great idea! And just so sweet.

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These boys are blessed to have people who truly invest in them, sacrificing their time and energy to pour love and Truth into their little lives. Levi and Maxwell may not see past the "fun" part of it right now, but I see it, and I appreciate it so very much.  Glam*Ma & Papapa Camp was so good for these boys.  They can't wait to go back next year ... but we are trying to talk her into having a Fall or Winter version, too.  HA! :)

These boys l-o-v-e each other.  I'm so glad they have a best friend in one another.

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And yeah, I'm really thinking Mom needs to hold a "Mommy Camp", complete with Bible study, food, massages, mani/pedis, etc.  Pretty sure I'd be all over that. ;)


20 comments:

  1. That is the coolest and sweetest thing! Your mom is so creative!

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  2. This is so sweet and such a great idea! It's clear how much your parents love their grandsons! I can't wait until I'm a Glam*ma & can do stuff like this for my grandkids someday!

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  3. What a cool idea! Love this!

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  4. What a sweet thing to do for the two cousins. More than anything, it is wonderful to see such love and time poured into those boys. What a great support system you guys have!

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  5. i'm pretty sure that is the sweetest thing i've ever read...WOW.

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  6. Does Terri B want to be MY Glam*Ma? So fun!

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  7. Sign me up for the mom camp! WOO!!! Precious. I have to say, little Maxwell looks just like Luke in the popcorn/m&ms photo!

    What a great idea!

    ~K

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  8. Awww, such precious pictures! You have one awesome mom!

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  9. Oh my goodness, every bit of that post was just too darn sweet! Love the name Glam-ma...what a fun and creative woman she must be!

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  10. I want to go to GBS! So awesome! I hope that I am just as awesome with my grand-babies as your mom! She is amazing!

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  11. That was such a wonderful idea! Those boys are blessed with grandparents like that. It looks like they learned a lot and had fun.

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  12. That is so so SO awesome!! You are very blessed Whitney!!

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  13. wow that is amazing. Your boys are lucky to have such a close loving family around them.

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  14. This brought tears to my eyes! I am a children's minister and what I would not give for all the kids I teach to have a grandparent like your mom. Wow!

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  15. Sweetest, most precious - LOVE IT!
    :')

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  16. Of course, a totally amazing thing she did.

    BUT...

    new toys and goodies all the time?????

    Where on EARTH do you put everything? Grandparents are prone to excess, I understand.

    BUT so much stuff!!

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  17. first, i LOVE her saying"glam*ma" haha, but what an awesome trip for the boys! you all are lucky to have her!

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