Sunday, November 22, 2009

Family Camp 2009

This weekend was the annual Spina Bifida Family Camp. This was our third year to go and I think it was the best so far. The older Caleb gets, the more he seems to enjoy it. There were a ton of families there, some familiar faces and some new faces as well. I love Family Camp, it is so great to be around people who know what having a child with Spina Bifida is like. I don't have to explain to them what Spina Bifida is because they already know. We share a vocabulary that other parents can't relate to (hydrocephalus, MRI, intermittent cathing, bowel management program, Chiari malformation, etc). Caleb fits right in, and he has an absolute blast. He was so confident and outgoing this weekend, I was so proud of him. Here are some pictures from the weekend.

We usually have a campfire our first night there but the weather kept us from building a fire outside so the volunteers built a fire in the fireplace in the dining hall. We sang songs and made smores.

This is Saturday morning as we are getting ready to go on the scavenger hunt. If I look tired, it's because I was, I think I got about 45 minutes of sleep Friday night. Benjamin did not sleep well at all and with all of us sleeping in the same room it made for a long night.

How cute is Benjamin in that hat? He was such a trooper this weekend. He was absolutely exhausted but that didn't keep him from smiling at everyone.

The camp makes a brick for every family that comes to camp, here is our brick from our first year at camp.

Caleb sticking out his tongue with the cow mural.

Caleb and Bryce doing a craft together.

Fishing on the dock...I wonder if they will catch anything?

Well lookie here, they caught a fish.

Caleb got his face painted at the carnival. It looks like an alligator trying to eat his eye ball.

Munching on a snow cone.

It was a great weekend, we are exhausted and I have about 10 loads of laundry to do!

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