Monday, July 14, 2008

Jungle Camp Report, episode #1

Stage One: Getting Settled

Everything was such a mess for the first few days of Jungle Camp. Our house wasn't quite complete, so we worked on improving it for a full week after arriving. I found it difficult to keep positive with the very cold temperatures and rain. Button developed a nasty bronchitis-like cough and double ear infection that pulled her and I out of Jungle Camp the very first day. We visited the emergency room (it was a Sunday) where she was prescribed an antibiotic.

On the upside, while I was away two of our friends came over and offered their help, taking a hiatus from organizing their own home! They completed our pantry shelf and some shelving underneath the counters, as well as covering our benches. Having those shelves helped immensely in getting the house squared away. Remember, if Momma ain't happy, ain't no one happy. And this Momma needs a clean kitchen.

Our friends also let us cook on their stove that evening so we had a yummy supper even though it was dark and stormy.

This little Jungle Camper wasn't the happiest person around during the first few days due to her ear infections. Here she is finding herself the unwilling participant in a photo shoot.

Breakfast the first morning was cold cereal on a table-tote for the girls. Our benches and table were not finished yet.

Winnie's little bare feet were in the dirt!

Towards the end of the first week things were improving. We had nice clean carpet (brand new) in the whole house and our table was in. The girls enjoyed their play time at the table and eating the treats we brought out for them.

Stay tuned for more Jungle Camp tales.


Jean said...

Love the details keep them coming.

You get a lot of good pictures of everything.

Glidewell Family said...

Sounds like us when we moved up, total chaos for the first two weeks. Ace was the one who got sick. Classmates came for the rescue. Thanks for classmates!

Kate said...

Can't wait for installment #2!