Monday, August 18, 2008

I promise this is the last of it.

I promise I won't keep posting about camp since you're probably bored out of your mind but since camp apparently hasn't ended over here at the Hill house, I don't have much else to talk about.

We all did the zip line several times while at Pine Cove and I'm not ashamed to say I almost cried. I am petrified of heights and standing on that platform about did me in. All my kids were with me so I had to put on a brave face but I swear I was trembling out of control. The cute counselors just kept saying, "Just look at me. You're going to be fine. You can do it." What I heard was "Blah, Blah, Blah. You're about to jump to your death." I'm not kidding, even writing about makes my stomach hurt a little.

That being said, it was awesome and with great compassion, I gave the counselors permission to push both my girls off. Shhhh. Don't tell. They loved it like I knew they would so it's all good.

Graham, Tee and Darius went about 6 times each proving something, I'm just not sure exactly what.

Last night, the kids were all playing in the front yard and came running in to show us the zip-line they'd made.

I'm pretty sure American Girl Doll Samantha and her servant girl Nellie weren't doing some extreme sports back in the day.

I'm also pretty sure my neighbors think we're crazy.

And, is it me or does Graham look like he works out? He's six. It's so not fair.


emily said...

Love it! Looks like you were striking a pose up on the platform. I'm proud of you for conquering your fears on the zip line.

Mrs. Troop said...

LOVE the new look! It's so pretty! :-)
Camp looks like an adventure! Thanks for sharing with us.

These Three Kings said...

okay! wow.. I really like the new blog!! so cute!!! and you have a button!??? GO GIRL!!
love hearing about the camps, dont stop writing about them!
oh and love the pic of the zip line with the american girl on it. LOL

have a awesome day friend!!

Tracey said...

Yes, not fair. Ahh, to be young again and not have to worry about fighting the flab.
Every morning I tell myself, "Embrace the new you, embrace the new you, embrace the new you..."
Zip line looks fun! Way to get out there and try it!

Bill said...

OK! My mom had me pushed from the diving tower at seven. No actually SHE pushed me. I think the kids will be fine, and they don't know you gave the OK. I mean, look how normal I am!!
Love the new blog look.
The Mother in Law
P.S. Aren't you glad you did it? I was so proud at Kanakuk when the counselor finally pushed me.

Jess said...

I am seriously impressed at your guts to do the zip line. The older I get, the more I am likely to pee my pants when I do a ropes course. I think it started when the people in charge got to be younger than me.

Your kids are so sO SO cute!!!

Pattie and Rob said...

Cool Camp, the Zip line looks like loads of fun!!
Thanks for sharing such Great Pictures, love the homemade zip line for the doll...LOL

Jill said...

So stinking hilarious. I mean the american girl zip line. My kids would so do the same thing. Yeah, pushing with compassion...I do that often, I get it done to me often. Glad to hear of your campness. Are you heading to San Antonio for the Lifeway conference this weekend? It would be nice to meet you.

Lori Leigh said...

I'm so excited to check out Pine Cove. We are so close now. Did you all do the family camp? We may look into it for next year. You'll have to let me know if there are any other must do things here in Dallas. Like, maybe buy an umbrella?