After our week at the beach, Owen spent a few days with Grandma Jo and then went on to Mom's house for "cousin camp." Now some of you may be giggling at the name, but if you know anything about my mom, she is ALL about the grandchildren spending time together. And boy did they! They had a wonderful week at mom's house. She planned that part of their day be spent at a local farm camp, Spence's Farm. Each day Owen got to groom and ride horses, go creek stomping, rock slide in a river, climb a tree and fall out (thankfully only once), gather eggs from a chicken coop, make pottery, do woodworking, and just enjoy nature. As my mom said, "Laurie, you would have loved it, it was complete granola." Owen's counselor Charlemaine tended to 6 little 5-6 year olds from 9-3. The cousins went Tues-Fri and then spent the evenings with mom riding the gator, playing in the sprinkler, swinging on the front porch, climbing trees, playing tag, picking blackberries, and making jam with mom. A bonus was that IVey, my grandmother, turned 93 while the kiddos were there so it was an especially special b-day for her. Mom told me that she was journaling while they were there, and that she totaled 22 pages of fun. I really can't wait to read all the little details. Here are a few pics from the week together. Griffin plans to join the crowd next year!
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