Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Lia at Camp

We joined the rest of the family in taking granddaughter Lia to camp for her first extended camping experience on Sunday afternoon.  The camp is charming!  It looked like a Old West hamlet in an old fashioned Western movie.  Before she left, Lia was outfitted with a cowgirl hat and boots.  She's looking forward to the horseback riding and animal care. The camp has not only horses but goats, cows, pigs, as well as some more exotic varieties.  Lia was accompanied by three of her good friends, and the girls were all assigned to the same bunkhouse, which is a replica of a chuck wagon.  On Sunday night after we got back home, all of us said we'd love to be flies on the wall to see those girls on their first night at sleep-away camp!

"Sunny" California Swim Meet

"June Gloom" was lasting into July in California when we were there, to bring grandson Locke home from Texas and to watch him and his sister Lia compete in a swim meet.  Above, Lia and friend are ready to swim, despite what felt like cold weather to us!  In the next picture, Lia is poised on the diving platform, ready for a heat.  After each event, the tradition is for the children to get a treat, and so above Lia wrapped up in a yellow towel is clutching the money Mom has just given her for hers. 
Below, Locke is about to swim in his first relay.

And here, Locke and his friend are enjoying a sweet treat after their heat. 
At right, Locke has just earned a blue ribbon for his winning his heat with his favored and best stroke, the breast stroke.  Below, a proud Dad congratulates Locke!