Our crew soooo looks forward to Camp Staffaroni every year….seriously. My kids start asking in the spring – they love Aunt Kimmie, Papa James, Mariana, Autumn and Kamela.
It is an bit ironic as they have all girls and Hudson has a blast – and here at home, a ton of our friends seem to have almost all boys. They are all the same age – literally…8, 2 @ 7, 2 @4 – and they play so well together.
This year we
managed willingly squeezed in as much fun as we could in a short 2 days and 2 nights because the time frame before #3’s arrival. We have so many super pictures from the experience – and more memories. I think the easiest thing to do is to commentate on the images…
At Turtle Beach, we swam in the cool Delaware River and played on the “beach”. The kids thought there would be sand, but it was a beautiful, ooey, gooey mud and was perfect for mud castles and mud pies. We were the only ones on the beach for a long time – it was like stepping back in time!
After a ton of fun at the beach, we rested and took in a showing of “Brave” at a local theater….only to be topped off by Papa James’ most delicious crab and scallop pasta. He and Aunt Kimmie had gone crabbing at home in CT before coming to camp and shared the yumminess with us….my mouth is watering just thinking about it.
Post dinner each night we had devotions and singing together (Daddy brought his guitar) and on Friday night we played “the bag game”. The kids had to ask yes/no questions to figure out what was in the bag – and then Mariana, the champion, very kindly shared her large loot bag of sour gummy worms with the others.
We played, hiked and enjoyed our last few minutes together… we knew that goodbyes were coming after lunch. And here’s the official 2012 Camp Staffaroni picture…..
A special thanks to our Camp Hosts – Gram and Grandpa Staffaroni!