Sunday, April 11, 2021

A Break for Spring - Week of Apr. 5th

“Is the spring coming?" he said. "What is it like?"... "It is the sun shining on the rain and the rain falling on the sunshine...” ~Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden

The official full week of spring break arrived for Cam.  Many of his classmates were on trips with their families.  
Fortunately for us, Ms. Amanda was also on break from her kindergarten class and remaining in Grand Rapids.  She was housesitting nearby and ready to hang out with Cam.
Their daily routine included walks through our nearby nature park.  The strolls were over a mile round trip and our weather was unseasonably mild for the entire week.  Taking care of Roxie and Lola, the dogs Ms. Amanda was caring for, was definitely one of Cam's most enjoyable excursions.
On their regular outings, the duo would frequently meet other dogs like the Bernese Mountain one pictured.
Back at home, Cam and Amanda made Energy Treats with oatmeal, honey, peanut butter, chocolate chips and vanilla.  They were most delicious!
Our 7th grader wanted to keep his tutoring time in place with Ms. Ann after we told him it was completely his choice.  Even though Chris and Jane still had to attend to their jobs, they both found a few spare hours to hang out with Cam over his spring break and we all enjoyed family workouts in our home gym.
On Saturday, we headed north to check in on Oma and Opa and help out with a few chores.  Lake Michigan is actually down a foot of water so the beach looks pretty expansive right now.  Of course, a few days of high winds and big waves means the lakeshore can change rapidly.  Cam and Jane helped Oma with indoor tasks while Chris measured the steps down to the beach for an upcoming project to build an apparatus that will take our 7th grader to the sand.

We had a visit with Liam and family on Sunday to wish Liam's dad, Mr. Matt, a happy 40th birthday!  Cam and his buddy played outside and we all enjoyed hot dogs and delicious chocolate cake which Cam declared should be in place for his own bday celebration in August.
Another declaration took place as it appears that Sir Cam is being officially knighted by Sir Liam.

Camology Quotes:

Cam had to write a short paragraph about his spring break.  This was his typed entry.
"I spent spring break at my house.  I went for lots of walks because it was sunny and warm.  I worked out with my parents.  I had a fun spring break with my parents."

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