Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Cousin Camp

So this past weekend, my parents hosted a "cousin camp" for their 5 grandchildren. It began with a yummy breakfast at IHOP, a puppet show and some preparation at their house, an afternoon at the putt putt/go-kart place, and a weekend at Great Wolf Lodge (hotel in Grapevine, TX with an indoor water-park)! The theme was B.R.A.T from the Army; Be Ready At All Times. My parents had a puppet show and a few mini devotions, about putting on the full armor of God, and "being ready at all times". All the kids stayed in a hotel room with my parents, and we stayed in our own room (a little getaway for us too!) We had such a fun weekend! We didnt take any pictures of the waterpark part, because there wasn't really anywhere to keep our camera. BUT, here are the pictures that I do have!

Sitting on the couch, awaiting instructions; about to go to IHOP
Super cute
Close up of Keira and Adelaide

Keira and I at breakfast

Keira and Adelaide; so cute

After breakfast; listening to Mama Judy talk about "Cuz Camp"
Holding their name tags they just made

Papa Judy passing out their army bags for the weekend!
Talking about "cuz camp"; Kai saluting mama judy

Packing up!

Watching Mama and Papa Judy's puppet show about "being ready at all times"

Looking at army gear and learning how they protect themselves; and learning how we can protect ourselves with the armor of God.

Kade trying on the army mask

Kai and the army helmet

Ethan trying on the army mask

Adelaide; I dont think she liked it!

Keira with the helmet, and her army bag!

At the Putt-Putt place; Kade on the go karts

Edwin and Kai riding double

Ethan, Adelaide, and Keira waiting for the kiddie go karts

Keira is excited! I also love her little romper!

It took Keira a while to figure out how to drive it!

Ethan and his favorite John Deere go kart

Arriving at the hotel; the kids cabin in their room!

One side of the kid's cabin

All on the top bunk!

Playing in the arcade; Kai hit a jackpot!

Ethan and Keira riding the motorcycle ride, in their army shirts!

Posing in front of the sweet shoppe. They all had magic wands from the hotel treasure hunt. The entire hotel had a treasure hunt, and the kids could run around and participate throughout the hotel.

This is one of the treasure hunt "stations". There were just random things like this throughout the hotel, and they would point their wand at it, and the item would light up and give them a new clue!

Here is a picture from the internet, of the waterpark part

Another picture

Super fun


  1. I love the idea of Cousin Camp! I wish I could get my mom or in-laws to do it! Cute pictures!


  2. Cousin Camp looked like such a blast...your parents are so much fun! Wish the kids could've camped with the other cousins too! Mason was the ONLY boy....he asked EVERY day if Kade was on his way. Awwwww man! Maybe next year, you would love it! It's a blast! Back to real life we go though, away from the relaxing lake and doing whatever ALL DAY LONG. Oh well, guess we'll catch up on ya'lls plans for wherever you'll be later!

  3. Cousin Camp rocks! That looks like so much fun. I can't wait until my little ones have cousins close by. :D

  4. Can I come next time? Wow- that is seriously one of the most cool places in the whole world!!! Your parents are the greatest...

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