What is Grandma Camp? It is an event that your grandchildren look forward to each year. It is a memory that you create from scratch! It is low cost, educational, and fun!



Friday, February 27, 2015

Bowling and "Chopped"

ANNUAL FAMILY BOWLING TOURNAMENT

 This year my daughter had the idea to add a "Chopped" challenge. Everyone brought an assigned food item and then a 'surprise' ingredient was added to the mix. We divided into 3 groups. One group headed downstairs to use the wii, another in the kitchen to start the appetizer, and the third in the garage to use another wii out there.



We use one Wii in the heated garage and one in the basement so everyone can finish.

The first "Chopped" challenge was the appetizer using: bacon,
 green onions and apricot jam. The
surprise ingredient was Ritz crackers.
The main dish was Hawaiian meatballs on rice with asparagus
that was topped with , what else, Ritz cracker crust






The third group (appetizer) is in the kitchen cooking. 


He is convinced he is doing the bowling
Grandpa "plugging in" the power so Boston can bowl



His first trophy!

High series, high game children, children under 12, high game over 12, high game women, high game men.



Wednesday, February 18, 2015

What's in the Book?

The book is meant to be an aid to you as you plan and carry out a great camp for the grandkids! There are several pages of instructions that give you some guidance on things you may not have thought of such as a grab an go bag and medical permission forms. There are planning pages to guide you.
I plan my camps around a different theme each year. I have shared 12 different themes. There are instructions for take home crafts, invitations, meal suggestions and a sample schedule of activities.

There are tons of activities for each theme.

All the ideas can be shortened for a birthday party or added to or stretched out for a reunion or longer camp.
The book is 8 1/2  x 11, with spiral binding so that you can photocopy the patterns for crafts and invitations.
In short, I have planned your camp or you!
The themes are:
  • Actors
  • Candyland and cooking school
  • Cowboys
  • Dinosaurs
  • Olympics
  • Outdoors
  • Pirates
  • Secret Agents
  • Theme Park (Grandma Land)
  • Under The Sea
  • Wild Safari
  • Young Astronaut

How we do Birthdays


 BIRTHDAY ARE ALWAYS, FUN, LOUD, AND INVOLVE FOOD AND AS MANY FAMILY MEMBERS AS WE CAN GATHER!
Dru got her first baby doll from Grandma
and Grandpa
 


Aunt Andy read Reese the book that Aunt Bristy
 gave her that is personalized with her name.While Grandpa holds her a she layed on the pillow and pillowcase Grandma made.

 Every grandchild gets a one-of-a-kind homemade pillowcase with a new pillow from Grandma and Grandpa, with a little cash or gift inside. The pillowcases are to be saved and then the usable part will be made into  a quilt for that grandchild when they graduate high school. We will see if Grandma actually follows through!

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Siblings arealways willing to help blow out the candles