Camp Visiting Day 2017- We Came, We Saw, They Conquered!!! πŸ‘­β€οΈβ›ΊοΈπŸ‘πŸ½Β 

The long anticipated day was finally here. πŸ•”πŸ•πŸ•€πŸ•› The sprinter was all packed up and ready to go. πŸšπŸ’¨

My candy scooters πŸ›΄πŸ­πŸ¬and Squishy Baskets✊🏽 were wrapped and ready for the run!

THE RUN πŸƒπŸΎβ€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ». We had arrived 5 minutes before the famous “Running of the Jews” EEK!!!

We had just enough time for a quick pic and the flares were sent up in the sky… GO!!! We “slow trotted” down the hill, I’ll be honest I wanted a full on sprint…you know I like games like that 😈 We scooped Dylan into our arms first so she had her 2 minutes to shine. HUGE SMILES!!! πŸ˜ƒ

Then we made our way to Hailey’s bunk and whisked her up and away into our embraces!

It was nirvana! 😊😍

I know most people prefer the 7 week option but 4 weeks is so perfect for our family. ❀️2 weeks until visiting day and then 2 weeks until they get home! AMAZING!πŸŽ‰ So lucky that at Timber Lake West they get to experience all the joys and excitement and adventures that other kids get to do, but in a condensed summer! βœ”οΈ

What a day it was and how wonderful it was to see Hailey come so far! She was so homesick 2 years ago and this year she was mature and happy and a rock star! πŸ† Dylan was so excited to show off every single awesome feature of the camp. The staff made the day even better by stopping us to tell us stories about the girls, how they excel, how sweet and friendly they are, about how many wonderful friendships they made πŸ‘­ how they are fierce and competitive in all the sports they play and how they shine on the stage!πŸ₯‡ #proudmomanddad

With only 6 hours to spend, we made our way from the touring the bunks littered with girly clutter to the lake where they water skied, kayaked, and canoed πŸ›Ά to the gymnastics center where they bounced πŸ€ΈπŸ»β€β™‚οΈand swung on the high bars, over to the art barn to check out their amazing creations,🎨 and down to the ropes course to check out the zip line, made a pit stop at the skateboard park πŸ‚up to the pool to cool off 🏊🏽 and then back to the bunks to unpack and hang and admire and enjoy the goodies and presents. 🎁🎁🎊

As if ON CUE, at 3:58 the sun disappeared as the director told us over the loud speaker to say our goodbyes 😱…Hailey started to get misty eyed and let out a big cry.😰 “Do not fear my girl, I will see you in 2 weeks where part 2 of our summer is about to begin”, and just like that the skies literally cracked open and a terrential downpour littered the hugging families…β˜”οΈπŸ’¦πŸ’¦ “we love you, we’re so proud of you, see you in 2 now RUNNNN!!!!” πŸƒπŸΎβ€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸΎβ€β™€οΈπŸ’¨πŸ’¦πŸ’¦πŸ’¦

And just like that they disappeared down the hill to where a HUGE camp water gun fight was about to begin. By the time we reached the car the sun was shining down on Timber Lake West Camp and all was good…πŸ˜β€οΈβ›ΊοΈ

Ps- All the preparation and running around πŸƒπŸΎβ€β™€οΈπŸ’΅ gathering their visiting day swag was SO worth it! The smiles on their faces to see flames shootin out their scooters lol…

⭐️⭐️If you need some ideas here was my Last blog post on the must haves for 2017! ⭐️⭐️⭐️

If you have never been to sleepaway camp here’s a short video of what Visiting Day looks like…πŸ“½

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