Saturday, July 28, 2012

the london olympics

london olympics - team canada

This past week, at camp, the children have been celebrating the London Olympics.

I just love the counsellors at this camp and the effort they put into the programs each and every week. The camp is called "Everything But The Kitchen Sink", and I get the feeling it is exactly that! Have I mentioned how much Lilah loves the counsellors... they are a little older than the 'norm' and the best part - they are really into the children. They are very witty and joke around with the little ones a lot, Lilah is always telling us funny stories about what they say and do. You should see this girl of mine skip up the street to camp every morning. I feel so grateful to live in this wonderful neighbourhood.

So back to the Olympics Extravaganza!

There was the opening ceremony, from what I heard the children all marched around the streets waving the flags they each made and I get the feeling they were all Team Canada! It certainly seemed that way, because each little face I saw (when I picked Lilah up) that afternoon was painted, red, white and Canadian! Lilah must have asked for a (very!) large Maple Leaf! She had also reminded me the evening before that they should wear a Canadian outfit the next day - so she was very much prepared!

On three different days - they went to the local park (& sprinklers!) for running races, the local outdoor pool for swimming and the local school gym for gymnastics - all the activies were (of course!) geared towards the Olympic games. They all made medals and my funny girl came home pleased as punch with the medal she made. Actually it's been hanging on her bed post and she wore it all day today, so I managed to get a picture of her with it.

Is it any wonder this girl comes home zonked after a day at camp?!


  1. She does look tickled pink with her "medal" and that is one impressively large Maple Leaf. How cool to have a camp like this so close to home!

    Gin =)

  2. What a cute medal! She's learning so much at camp.

  3. summer camp and summer friends are the BEST!


  4. Sounds like a lot of fun! What a great way to spend the summer!

  5. Yay for an amazing summer camp!! It is so great that Lilah is having a blast. Cute pix!!

  6. Fabulous photos! Do you know how they made the medals? I'd love to do something like that for my class at Christmas! :) xoxo!!

    1. Hi Brooke,

      The medals were made from cut out circles of clear plastic that had one sticky side, like scotch tape kinda sticky. I imagine the kiddies stuck all their sequins, coloured paper, etc and the Canada sticker onto the sticky side and then they had another circle, exact same size, again, one side sticky and they sandwiched all the seqins etc in the middle... between the two sticky sides.

      I'm not a very good explain-er!! ...I hope that kinda made sense or you at least have a good imagination!!