A little joy to share with you!

A little joy to share with you!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010


My little girl went to camp!
I know, I know... pretty typical.  Lots of kids go to camp.  But for our third kiddo, camp is a REALLY BIG deal....  This extra-special young person has extensive disabilities.  Lots of typical stuff is difficult for her.  Keeping up with her classmates... well, that is a dream for us.  But kiddo's 7th grade class was spending a week at Camp.  We sure didn't want Smiley to miss out on the experience!

The theme for the week was, "stretching your rubber band."  I do love that image.  Everyones' rubber band is different.  For some, going on the zip-line or swinging on the giant swing was stretching the rubber band.  For our kiddo, walking through the woods over rocks and roots was stretching.  So was staying overnight for two nights with her classmates (and mom). 
Keeping up to her small group for an hour-long game walking all over the campus with frequent bursts of running was a challenge.  Climbing 1/4 mile of a mountain... yup, that stretched the rubber band. 

And climbing part way up a ladder... BIG STRETCH!

I am sooooooo very proud of this kid!

See that smile?  We saw an awful lot of it last week!
And this smile?  Easy-peasy... we got all the *boys* to stand behind the photographer....

Yup, pretty typical girl, she is!

Have a happy day! 


  1. THat's terrific! She sure looks happy :)

  2. Glad to hear that she had such a happy time. Looks like you did, also.

  3. WoW! That must have been a great week for you also. She accomplished so much at camp :)

  4. I remmeber going to camp..so much fun!

  5. Woo hoo!! How great is this! I'm so glad miss sweetie gal had a great time! Makes me smile big!
    xx, shell

  6. What an awesome smile....love this post....


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