But first a hearty, nutricious breakfast. (Well, hey, they're having ornage juice, aren't they?)
Papa T Special Breakfast
Bookcovers with Handmade Paper
The first thing we did was make handmade, painted and beaded paper for our book covers. We were so excited to brayer that paint around and then decorate with all those yummy beads and shiny things that we forgot to take any pictures while we were doing it. Sorry 'bout that. but these are the final covers.
Learning How to Make a Book
OH, yes! We selected decorative paper for our signatures, learned to make a three hole pamphlet stitched signature, and finished our handmade books. Aren't we just the cleverest little girls?
See How Nice They Are Inside?
After the books were constructed, the girls wanted to paint sunsets in them. So they created a spread for their golf pictures and painted a sunset background and mounted the photos in photo corners on top of it. (Again, no pictures - but, well, we were on a timeline here to finish these books and get packed for home. Forgive us?)
The Sad Part is Here
Indeed, the sad time came way too soon. We had to call an end to yet another wonderful Camp Turlington. ONly 365 more days 'til mext year's camp! See you girls then. Bye Bye for Now. It was so-o-o-o much fun.
Thank You for another day to give You glory. I willingly embrace today's plan for my life. Give me grace and wisdom to accomplish it. Help me to draw someone to You. Bless my going out and my coming in. Let all assignments of the devil be cancelled. I submit myself to You, resisting the devil and expect him to flee. Cover me and everything that concerns me with the blood of Jesus. Touch all those who have rule over me and give them peace. Thank you for hearing my prayer.
In Jesus' name, Amen
(Given to me by my very good friend, Kaye Smith and shared with our Sunday School class.)
iPhone Hipstamatic Camera with Aurora Texture by Kim Klassen
Includes textures and Photoshop CS5 adjustments of my own
I've missed a few Texture Tuesdays with Kim Klassen and will probably miss a few more during Camp Turlington. Our next campers come today - the older girls. This image I created was done to comply with the Texture Tuesday requirement of using Kim Klassen's texture, "Aurora." In addition, there are many adjustment layers and other textures of my own. Please click on the image to have a better look and tell me - - what do you think?
You can see the other images using the Aurora texture by jumping over to Kim's Cafe and scrolling down to click on the thumbnail images at the bottom of her post.
After we say goodbye to the statue and visitor center, we head for the park and lunch.
Sam Houston Park, Swimming Ducks
A Good Old Fashioned Picnic in the Park
And Lots of Photo Ops for Everyone
When the duck pond held no further interest, we headed for the Sam Houston Home on the museum grounds. The girls visited all the buildings and went through all the rooms of the house and stooped for a photo op of themselves from the second floor breezeway.
Hey Look, Mimi, We're in Jail! (Yeah, like Jail-BIRDS in a Cage)
Papa T Chills (not) on Sam's Front Stoop
Papa T waits on Sam's Front Porch About Fifty Yards from Sam's Old Law Office Building (Slightly visible behind his head in this photo ) while the campers go through the historic home. Then off to the famous Steamboat House where the campers toured all the rooms - even up the steep stairs to the second floor.
That's Right -- Be Very Careful on all those steps.
After we left the park, we took a hurried trip to Oakwood Cemetery where we visited the gravesite of Sam and Mrs. Houston and their family. Unfortunately, our photographer (me) was busy trying to interest the campers in this most important part of Texas historyand didn't get any photos. Well in the campers' defense, it was unbaribly hot! And we were tired of all things educational.
OH NO! Not Driving!?
After the official camp day was over, and we had eaten a little supper of Lunchables or Mac and Cheese or something really camp-y like that... Papa T offered a golf cart ride and a couple of golf lessons.
Good Form, Yes?
Oh, Yes! Very Good Form.
Day 2 of Camp Turlington winds down with a little late evening walk around the hood behind the houses on the golf course across the street. The campers took one little weensy run through the giagantic course sprinklers. (no photo - too wet!)
Careful, It's Slipper. . . Oops.
And so we ran out of Day 2... tomorrow is another day when we will --
OH Yeah! The Traditional Trip to Incredible Pizza.
We arrive at the Sam Houston Statue Visitors Center where we begin taking photos from the porch after signing the guest book inside.
Day Camper Climbs Up to Peek Over Sam's Face
Traditionally, the first activity at the statue site is to visit the area where a duplicate of the statue's face is erected to give folks an idea of the enormous size of the statue. We always go around to the back and the campers take turns climbing up to peek over and have their photo taken.
We also always take magic markers in to do a little creative vandalizing. OH NO!
Campers Put their Mark on the Back of Sam's Face
Campers Show Off Their Handiwork
Then Off to See the Statue
The First Look
Wow, He's as Tall as the Trees!
If You Want to See the Statue, Just Go Here
Very Sad to See What NOT to Do
Not All the Cacti Were Harmed
Another Tradition: Swinging on the Porch Just Before We Leave
Stay tuned until next time when the campers go to the Sam Houston Park.
(iPhoto, Processed in PS CS5, Canvas Texture by Kim Klassen, Custom mask.)
We have a tradition at our house called Camp Turlington. Our three grandchildren, pictured above, come one at a time with a friend to visit us for a week. The youngest comes tomorrow with her friend who is visiting for the first time at Camp Turlington.
Most of you are familiar with our Camp Turlington and those who aren't might take a look at this post which will describe a little one's typical day at the camp. (Can you say spoiled?)
Camp Session 3, The Boys - In the Astros' Dungout, 2008
One of the favorite tradtions at camp Turlington is the shopping day at the grocery store on day one. Read about it in this post and find out more in this post. sorry I don't have more time to bring you up to speed.
Typical Camp T Grocery Cart (Click on the image to get a better view of all the goodies!)
Well, speaking of preparing, I better head off to check my list of things to do before the month gets started. I guess I won't have much time to blog during the next month. We need to get all camps done by the time school starts and yet try to miss all other summer camps, baseball practices, church activities, etc. -- you're right -- impossible.
And, speaking of THREE (Kim Klassen's Texture Tuesday theme today) - I'll check in later, after our 3 camps with our 3 grandchildren and their 3 friends wind down from 3 weeks of goodness!