Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Sydney's First Camping Adventure

Our girl scout troop went camping this weekend on a fall camporee at The Homestead. This was our troop's first time camping and it was also the first time Sydney had been camping. The theme of the camping weekend was Camp Rocks. When we arrived on Friday night after parents dropped off and unpacked cars, we set up tents, well this was a learning experience for all because before this weekend I had no earthly idea how to set up a tent. After we got camp set up we hiked down to the lodge and watched High School Musical, the girls had a choice of walking down to see the move or going over to the stage and doing karaoke. Well I so wish I would have chosen the movie because this was over a mile walk thru the woods at night in the dark, and this Mommy was exhausted by the time we arrived at the lodge. After the movie we headed back to camp and settled in for the night. We did have some very tired little girls but a couple that were hard to settle down and finally go to sleep. We had three tents of girls and a tent of leaders. When we woke up on Saturday morning we all had breakfast together which consisted of cereal, pop tarts and muffins. After breakfast we headed up to the flag pole for our flag ceremony and then divided into groups according to age and rotated to the different stations. Stations were dancing, crafts where we made music instruments, sports and troop time at our campsite. At the end of the day we all went back to our campsites and prepared our dinner for the community supper where each troop prepared a meal and shared it with the other troops and then that evening we each did a skit and voted on winners. After this very busy day we are ready to lay our heads down om our sleeping bags !
The next morning it was flag ceremony and camp clean-up! It was a great weekend and many of our girls learned many new things! It was a great bonding time with the girls but we were all ready to pack up go home and SHOWER!!!


Early morning wake-up call!


Eating breakfast and about to start a very busy day!


Sweaty, HOT, and WET!!!!!


Sydney was in the yellow print bandanna group! It was a very hot day so we poured our water on us to keep cool!

This is usually the face you will see on Sydney when she gets hot, because she an AC lady like her Mommy! :)


All of our girls practicing their skit for the evening performance!


I love this girl so much!!!!


Making musical instruments because Camp ROCKS!!!! We made shaker cans with beans inside.




All the girls waiting to do their skit. Sydney has on the shirt they made, and I love my prepared little scout with her hat and flashlight!


We made smores around a real campfire! Yummy!!!!


Mrs. Wendy, our awesome leader is packing up camp!






Sydney eating breakfast and very ready to go home!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Another Wildcat Day...Game 2

Another day of cheering on my little Wildcat cheerleader! I love to go to the games and watch Sydney cheer! It is very hot on Saturday afternoons and she is growing very tired of the practices but I am so proud of how much she is learning and memorizing all the cheers and routines. In my opinion she is definitely the cutest cheerleader on the field!







Lining up to go do the half-time show for the other team!


























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Saturday, September 11, 2010

Go Wildcats!!!

This is Sydney's 1st year cheer leading. This was her first game and she was very excited but also very nervous. She had practiced for over a month three times a week prior to the game so I knew she would do great. I think I love Sydney cheering more than she does because it is very hot out and her coach Mrs. Angie and Mrs. Jennifer do work the girls very hard and Hard work and Sydney are not the best of friends! She did such a great job at the game and she looked absolutely adorable!! I was so proud of her!
The girls getting ready for the Wildcat boys to come running thru...

WooHoo!!! Let's play some football!!!!

There is the cutest Wildcat Cheerleader you will ever see!!!!



Here is a video of one of their cheers.

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Friday, September 10, 2010

Our 2nd and Last year as a Daisey

We Love Girl Scouts!! This is Sydney's 2nd and final year as a Daisy....Next year she will bridge to brownies. I am very excited about this year because I will be her Daisy leader. Last year Sydney earned all her petals except one so this year we will be working on reinforcing the petals which are all a piece of the girl scout law. Lots of fun events this year for Girl Scouts....Stay Tuned!!!
Sydney, Ashley, and Katelyn at Recruitment Day....The day we went to recruit more girls for our troop.

Troop 1111 Rocks!!!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Happy Labor Day


This labor day Sydney and I ventured to Granite Falls to celebrate a very special little friend's 5th birthday....He is Sydney's skiing partner....Happy Birthday Samuel! We had a great time at his pool party and then after the party is was off for our little fun weekend. We stayed overnight in Greensboro because Sydney loves to go to get-aways at hotels and then we did a little shopping and went out to dinner and basically just watched alot of TV in a really nice hotel! The next morning we woke up and headed to the Natural Science Center...we had been checking this place out online for awhile so we were very excited because we love museums!!! And this was a museum and zoo all in one!

This museum was great! We loved walking and looking at all the animals and they had some great exhibits inside....We really loved the area that you could touch the kangaroos!! We also enjoyed to planetarium movie inside as well! Here are some pictures from our fun weekend at the museum.


Big Scary dinosaurs at the doorway!!!

I love that Sydney wants to read about all the signs that she sees to find out more information about the exhibit!
Getting ready to head into the Discover House which had rabbits, bugs, snakes and porcupines inside.

Sydney really wants to get the chance to touch that Turkey at the petting zoo.....But he is running away very fast!

Getting the Kangaroo to come to her while tempting it with a leaf that she found on the ground...this is the first time we had the chance to touch a kangaroo.







Red Wolves at the zoo......


AAAARRRGGHHH!!!!!!

The lemurs!

Not sure what kind of fish these were....May have been sand sharks....but never the less it was mating season!

I HATE Snakes!!! My child does not have that same fear....She loves all animals and she got the chance to touch some different snakes....EEWWW!!! I stood very far back!


Is not the cutest smile ever!~!!!




This was a great weekend....It was a time for us to just get away and learn new things and have fun just relaxing!! I love you baby girl and look forward to lots more girl getaways!