Sunday, July 3, 2022

Beach Bound - Week of June 27th

"Positive feelings come from being honest about yourself and accepting your personality, and physical characteristics, warts and all; and, from belonging to a family that accepts you without question." ~Willard Scott

Summer school takes place for 4 weeks, beginning the last week of June, skipping the first week in July and finishing out the rest of the month.  Cam loves school and therefore attending in the warmer months is fine by him, especially since it only encompasses Tuesday through Thursday and he's home by 12:30pm.  
Jane picked up a new outside office mate while her son was away with his studies.

On Cam's first day of his summer learning, our family left home a little after 3pm to head to the cottage for cousin Calla's first birthday celebration!  We had the important duty of picking up the bday cupcakes at our favorite Dutch bakery in Muskegon, Ryke's.  Everything was decorated and we feasted outside on appetizers and a delicious meal of grilled meats and an assortment of sides.
Although we didn't linger too long since we all had to be awake early, we were happy to be a part of the fun and see much of our extended family.  
Driving home, we talked about how we remembered meeting Calla after she was born and she was the "newest" newborn Cam ever met. 

During the week, Amanda and Cam found time to add funny filters to some pictures they took together.  Ms. Ann stayed with Cam Friday evening while his parents enjoyed dinner out and a movie.

Saturday morning, we loaded up the van with a new gas grill for Oma and Opa and ourselves.  The sunny day practically predicated that we would be on the beach.  Upon arrival, Oma had a delicious lunch all ready for us and then we made our way to the sand.  The cousins were near the water and Lake Michigan was bearable to swim in. Cousin David, who had recently driven in from Texas, joined us later in the afternoon and stayed for dinner.  After a grilled meal on the porch, we were able to see the sunset as a family and my oh my, it was a beautiful one.

Camology Quotes:

Sunday evening, as expected, Cam could hear the fireworks and was not happy knowing it would interrupt sleeping. Jane realized that he might be able to see them from his room so opened his curtains. Chris went one step further and launched the drone to capture live video and pictures. Cam definitely realized the difference.

"You're right! It's much better if I can see them instead of just hearing the loud noise."

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Hi Cam! Hope you are enjoying your week. I agree. Noisy fireworks, without seeing them is a big waste of time, especially the duds. I hope you are enjoying visiting with Jalayna and Grandma Sue this week.

PS. Happy Birthday to Dad Chris.