Horsing Around with Nature Noodles

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It’s nature week at my camp right now and who shows up at the lake today other than a girl with a horse. The young girl was great, she let all my camp kids feed and pet her horse Phantom. The children were just so engaged and in love with this horse, it was awesome to watch.

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I really love the location of my summer camp. The most random things happen. For example, while I was sitting on the beach today a snake just came slithering up beside me and scared the crapola out of me. This was snake numero two of the day, yuck!!

After the outdoor adventures the kiddos and I went back to camp and made nature noodles (green food coloured spaghetti).

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Last year I started the tradition of wacky spaghetti day with the camp kiddos. You eat spaghetti with anything other than a fork, knife or spoon. Of course the children love this idea, it’s so messy!

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My daughter is a seasoned pro, we have wacky spaghetti nights at home sometimes. So she goes for the utensils with some grip.

Loving summer days at camp, a little sad it’s almost over!

Monday Monday Monday wait it’s Tuesday!

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Monday Monday Monday, wait it's Tuesday!

Tegan and Sara are ringing through my head right now as this beautifully sunny Monday comes to an end. It was extra painful getting the kiddos out of bed this morning. Our weekend away was a blast but it left us all exhausted…..

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….and now it is Tuesday! See it was an exhausting getaway, I couldn’t even make through an entire blog post before falling asleep. It’s looking like it is going to be a busy week, again!

I have a lot of work planning coming up. It’s almost the end of the school year so my kinders and I are planning an end of the year celebration as well as a nature hike. Last year my kinders were lucky enough to see tons of tadpoles in the conservation area swimming around in the water. If we are lucky we might see one transitioning into a frog, it’s still a little early though. I hope their little legs can make the hike! I also have to plan my summer camp activities! I’m lucky enough to have another camp leader to bounce ideas back and forth with this year.

If you have a neat summer camp game/activity that you would like to share feel free. I’m always looking for fun new ideas!!

As for home, there are a million and one things to do. It’s a never ending battle. I’ve discovered that I indeed am a busy body. My mother accuses me of this all the time. I can’t stay home long enough to accomplish what I would like to get done. I think it’s part of my anxiety, if I don’t stay busy than I ruminate. Which reminds me I’ve been forgetting to take my anxiety meds quite a bit lately. This week my goal is to take them every day. I think blogging has had a positive impact on my anxiety though, I don’t seem to be over thinking as much lately. It’s nice to have an outlet, a place to just be me.

On that note, it’s time to fold some laundry and watch my new addiction. I just started watching this show on Netflix called Once Upon a Time. It’s so interesting, all about fairytale meeting reality. It’s also my little escape from reality. My children are even loving it!Hope everyone had a nice start to the week!

25 Songs 25 Days: Day 7 – A Song That Reminds you of Last Summer

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The song “Nothing But Summer by Dallas Smith” was the anthem for the summer of 2013. Last summer I ran a summer camp for children aged 4-12, it was a blast. The children had so much energy and got me pumped up for a great summer. I had one little girl in particular that LOVED to sing country tunes. She often told me that Brad Paisley was coming over to watch her perform later, so cute!

At the end of each day I had this little girl for a longer period of time then the rest of the children. We would pump the country tunes and have dance parties until her mom showed up to take her home. I don’t think I will EVER be able to forget her belting Dallas Smith out at the top of her lungs. Nothing But Summer is an awesome summer song for sure!

Another song that was played often was “Macho Man by The Village People.” I had two brothers that loved singing Macho Man, it was hilarious watching them sing and dance.

“Body, body….wanna feel my body baby”

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