June 29, 2008

Well, we survived our Girl Scout camping trip...

The solar ovens that we made from Family Fun magazine.

The screened in cabin that we slept in.

The campfire that I helped make.
Leah roasting her coconut toasted marshmallow.
Leah in our cabin. Isn't she just the cutest?

Leah and I went Girl Scout camping this weekend with her Brownie troop. This was Leah's first ever camping trip and she was a trooper. There were many activities planned and the girls weren't bored at all. The first night we made hot dogs and smores on the campfire- I remembered how to get a fire going and was quite proud of my accomplishment. (I'll post a picture of my beautiful fire.) The meadow was full of fire flies. The girls loved them and wanted to catch them. After midnite there were thunder and lightening storms that went thru all night long. I had Leah climbing the ladder to my top bunk every half hour with her little face in mine telling me that she couldn't sleep. I explained to her that she wouldn't be able to sleep if she was standing up and to go lay back down. That really didn't work and I had to wedge myself into her little bed with her until she finally fell asleep at about 3 am.

The next day turned out to be just fine (except the monster migraine that I had). We hiked and also tried out our solar ovens that we made (found the directions in Family Fun magazine)- the chocolate melted just fine but the marshmallows did not. It was a fun experiment to try though.

We ended up leaving early. My friend's oldest daughter got sick on the first night so she took her home. She came back to stay with her youngest but her daughter really wanted her mom so we decided to go home after dinner. It didn't help that I had a migraine and didn't bring my medicine and we were expecting thunderstorms again last night too. Leah did end up having a great time and wants to do it again.

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