One of the first things I planned for this year’s Boogaloo Camp was a cruise on the Sea Dragon. The ship is based at the St Andrews Marina, in Panama City Beach, Florida. I had run across it online and every single review was glowing.
The cruise is geared totally for the kids.There are places for adults to sit…but other than that…all activity is for the little ones. Every single minute, is planned. There is no time to sit around and get bored. They do all sorts of pirate stuff. ..water gun fights, shooting the cannon, dancing and singing and a conga line, swabbing the deck, face painting, sword fights, discovering treasure in the ocean and helping to pull it to the boat, then opening and sharing the loot!
Following are some pics of the day. BTW…this was a surprise for the boys…they didn’t know about it till we got there! They were so excited! Shirts courtesy of Lulu.
Pulling the treasure chest up from the bottom of the sea!
Every day we had a time for some arts and crafts…both of the boys are quite artistic and love to paint and cut and create!
Protecting the walls from flying paint!
Now we are all back home in Dothan and Abbeville. We are going about our daily routines…going to PT, seeing about Pop, getting ready for VBS at church, going back to our work with the sick. Boogaloo 2016 is over…but the memories linger on. John Thomas taking the test at the pool and going the distance well. He got to do the obstacle course and the tall slide. Levi taking the swimming test, but struggling a little…he only got to do the slide. And, once on the slide was plenty for him..while JT did it about a dozen times! ***Levi saying to us all, out of the blue, “Im a good talker and a chicken eater!” *** John Thomas working slowly and surely on painting his anchor.***Levi chasing about 10 chickens down the road trying to catch one. He didn’t. John Thomas taking it upon himself to be sure I had my waker every time I needed it! *** The look on the boy’s faces when they realized they were going to ride on that big pirate ship! *** Sitting between the boys on the couch and reading to them…acting out the voices and being silly. ***
Friends, life is so sweet. Family is so important. God is so good. Amen!