Chloe and Avery

This February has been a tough month to get any sewing done. That's because I have something much better to do - hang with my granddaughters!

My granddaughter, Avery had an overnight "camping" trip with her girl scout troop. Her mother couldn't go with her because of her work schedule so I filled in. The trip was held in a cabin in the woods at a Milwaukee County park. I had no idea place even existed even though I've been to this park many times. In fact, my wedding photos were taken in the same park just down the road from this cabin many years ago.

The cabin is set up with many bunk beds in one room for kids and twin beds in an adjacent room for the adult chaperones.
During our stay we made homemade pizzas followed by a STEM project of making cars with balloons attached that would move the cars when the air is let out. It was a good example of engineering. Then the girls made jewelry out of shaved crayons that were melted and made into a pendant. It was very pretty. There were a few other events like making a game as well.

Even though Avery was having a good time, when it came time for bed she had a meltdown and insisted on going home. She was so very upset. The funny thing was by the time I drove us down the road from the cabin she was sound asleep in the back seat of my car. I could have easily turned around and went back to the cabin and carried her to her bunk bed but I have to admit, I didn't really look forward to sleeping there either so I took her to my house and we 'camped' in my bed - haha!
Brownie Troop
 A few days after my trip with Avery, I took her sister Chloe for a haircut. Chloe absolutely hates the idea of getting her hair cut. She doesn't like pampering and just refused to cooperate. I finally talked her into going to my salon where she agreed to get a haircut. And it was just in time for her birthday.

We enjoyed an evening with family at Dave and Buster's which is pretty much Chloe's most favorite place to have a birthday. She was so lucky to have the grandpas from both her mom and dad's families. My sister was there too making for a wonderful little party. For the first year in a while Chloe didn't want a party with all her friends - it was just family. What a nice change and what an exhausting week!

Chloe's Birthday Party

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