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Thursday, August 27, 2015

Vicious seagulls

 Lilli: We went tubing and to Children's Island and our friend got bit by a seagull.

[Mom: Apparently the gulls at camp are fairly brave, and one tried to take GG's lunch out of her hand as she put it in her mouth. He got her lip instead. Thankfully, she was ok!]

James's illustrations:
Monday: Gaga [A game at Children's Island]
Tuesday: Kayaking
Wednesday: Pool
Thursday: Gaga
Friday: Playing with Estani [when we stayed home from camp due to rainy weather]
Saturday: Tubing
Sunday: Puzzle

Monday, August 24, 2015

Winding down

In keeping with our more relaxed summer schedule (or more hectic, depending how you look at it!), our post this week is going to come in multiple parts. Today, it's all pictures and few words - we went to Vermont this weekend with Torrie, Brian, and Tarzan, and Torrie took some great pictures of our lake and tubing adventures.

There was also lots of yummy food, puzzling, chess, and all around fun.

Mom is leaving town today, so James and my narration of our adventures in Vermont and at Children's Island last week may not come until later in the week, depending on how long it takes her to get to a good internet connection.


Monday, August 17, 2015

Tennis Camp (authors: James and Lilli)

James: On Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, we went to tennis camp. On Wednesday we had Five Guys for dinner. Then on Thursday we had a contest at tennis camp and I won with fourteen points and got to pick first prize which was a deck of cards. Then we drove to Baltimore (to meet Mom). And on Friday we got back to Massachusetts!

Lilli: Our team won the tennis Olympics. We got to pick two prizes. I drove a boat and saw dolphins.

Thanks, Grandma!!

Monday, August 10, 2015

Fun in Florida (authors: Lilli and James)

Fun in Florida (by Lilli)

We went scalloping but did not catch anything. We got new stuffed animals. We had smores on our second to last day. Coach and Lil went away because Coach's friend died.

Jellyfish - ahhhh! (by James)

On Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday we hung out with Savannah. On Wednesday we went scalloping but didn't catch anything. On Thursday Mrs. Nancy came over and gave us new stuffed animals. [Mine was an owl - see illustration.]

Lil gave me a new book called 365 Days of Wonder. It's a book of 365 quotes for 365 days. Friday we ate at the Raw Bar. On Sunday we went to a beach out on a boat [in NC]. Lilli got stung by a jelly fish! And I picked up dead ones that I killed. Then when we got back we watched Scooby-Doo.

Note from Mom:
We said goodbye to the Big House on Saturday and drove to see Grandma in NC. On the way through the forest, we saw a bear! Dad tried to get a picture through the windshield. From a distance, the bear looks a bit like Scout.

Love, James and Lilli

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Mud wars (author: James; illustrator: Lilli)

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday we played with Savannah. On Thursday we had a COLOSSAL mud fight in the bay with Andrew. [A friend from Moultrie.] Then for dinner we had Gargano's pizza. After that we watched the Chamber of Secrets and had ice cream sandwiches for dessert. Me and Andrew played a game of checkers that we didn't finish. We all went to bed at 10:41. That was fun!

On Friday we celebrated Mom's birthday. We had Coach burgers, cake, and ice cream. Saturday we released a baby [sea] turtle! Then we went to the raw bar. Sunday some of Mom's old college friends came. Fun week!

Monday, August 03, 2015



I bet you thought that title was a reference to Mom, who just marked a fairly momentous birthday. (Well, let's be honest - it was.) But it was also a reference to the wonderful birthday present that Dad orchestrated - a surprise visit from Allison and Susanna! They talked, went on a boat ride, talked, ate yummy food, talked, went kayaking, talked, visited with us, and talked some more. A truly perfect way to mark the passing of another great year.

More from us tomorrow detailing how we spent the week before the big birthday weekend...

James and Lilli

Monday, July 27, 2015

Camp! (authors/illustrators: Lilli and James)

Cheer Camp (dictated by Lilli to Mom):

My first full day at camp on Tuesday, I went to the pool. On Wednesday, I hula-hooped. Thursday I did cheers. Friday James and I were very excited to see Scout [when we came home]. Saturday we went to our friend's house and made a place called "Crab-adise" which is a hotel for crabs. Sunday we went to the beach.

Figure captions:
After camp
This is Crab-adise
Duck dive

Camp PineyWoods (by James):
On Monday I went to Camp Piney Woods. We swam, played dodge ball, and had a lot of fun. Mea and Lilli went to dinner at George and Louie's. On Tuesday at Camp Piney Woods we put on big shrits and rolled around and wrestled in a big plastic sheet covered in paint. Wednesday was AWESOME! We went to the Moultrie YMCA and ziplined. then we had Chick-fil-A for lunch. Then after dinner Aunt Martha came. Thursday at camp we got water guns and spray bottles, filled them with paint, and squirted everybody. Then we went to dinner at the Plaza and it rained on us! Friday was the BEST! We went to the Thomasville YMCA and slid on the waterslide! Then we had Lillle Nero's pizza. We were so excited when we saw Scout. On Saturday, me, Lilli, Mom, and Dad went to Mrs. Mary's house. We played with her grandchildren Sadie, Tate, and Sam. We had fried chicken (delicious) and a brownie for dessert. Sunday we went to the beach and the bay. Tiring!

Picture captions:
My cabin at camp (outside)
My cabin at camp (inside) - curtain for changing
Front view of Hines Hall

Thanks to Coach and Lil for taking care of us all week!!

Lilli and James