Wednesday, February 29, 2012

thursday's the new wednesday

cookies will be a day late. again.


this morning, we loaded 52 eager and somewhat nervous 5th graders onto a bus destined for the san bernadino mountains.


they are participating in three days of outdoor education at the pali institute.


they will be studying archery, orienteering, outdoor survival and working through a ropes course.

they will be sitting around a campfire eating s'mores and looking up at the stars.

for many, this is their first time away from home.

and for many their first experience with snow!

this group of kids rocks my world. i know i am biased, but they are phenomenal. i am so pleased we could work together to make this trip happen for them.

i wish i could be a fly on the wall. i was asked to be a parent chaperone, but after carefully posing the idea to e, and after her tearful confession that she didn't want to hurt my feelings, but that she didn't want me to go, i am proudly imagining what she is up to. and enjoying some very special mama and k time.

so cookies will be back tomorrow...

(thanks to my friend mary for the camp photo. she generously offered to drive up the luggage in her pick-up truck!)


rebecca said...

sure to be an awesome adventure!

leslie said...

yay pali mountain!! up near green valley lake!! so happy you guys got to experience camp and with all your school pals too, fun!!