Camp Out 2011

Dear Friends and Family,

Last year it was too hot for a fire, but this year we not
only had perfect s’ mores, we also had a drum circle, an
intense musical tents game, a Poekie fortune teller, and of
course the usual crafts and pool. Our mommy also did a lot
of henna tattoos, but that’s not included in the photos
(she’s too busy keeping everyone happy).
A truly perfect way to end the summer.

Thank you all for coming!
Love,
Poekie and Baby Poeka
August 31st, 2011

We danced to the drums around our tents.
We danced to the drums around our tents.

 

Risa's Poekies took good seats to watch it all.
Risa’s Poekies took good seats to watch it all.
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Tents arrived for the game.

 

 

A visit with the fortune teller was quite serious,
A visit with the fortune teller was quite serious,

 

and close attention from moms was needed.
and close attention from moms was needed.

 

We made shell and rock charm-bracelets and painted rocks.
We made shell and rock charm-bracelets and painted rocks.

 

Ayla always works so hard.
Ayla always works so hard.

 

Watching the barbeque was also hard work.
Watching the barbeque was also hard work.

 

The marsh mellows were perfect!
The marsh mellows were perfect!

 

Somehow there was a Poekie Airport in that tree.
Somehow there was a Poekie Airport in that tree.

 

Courageous Poekies took flights down.
Courageous Poekies took flights down.

 

Random drumming with Anna.
Random drumming with Anna.

 

And playing around.
And playing around.

 

Then there came one serious drummer.
Then there came one serious drummer.

 

And then another one.
And then another one.

 

And a third one.
And a third one.

 

Slowly, Anna put us under a spell.
Slowly, Anna put us under a spell.

 

And we practiced for the musical tents game.
And we practiced for the musical tents game.

 

Players get ready for the game, which is just like musical chairs, instead of chairs it's with Poekie tents.
Players get ready for the game, which is just like musical chairs, instead of chairs it’s with Poekie tents.

 

We start out running.
We start out running.

 

Anna's spell works magic in the circle and all around,
Anna’s spell works magic in the circle and all around,

 

We're dancing to the rhythm of the drumbeat.
We’re dancing to the rhythm of the drumbeat.

 

But it's not just dancing anymore, we play to win!
But it’s not just dancing anymore, we play to win!

 

The very last two no longer danced nor heard the rhythm of the beat. (New rules will be implemented next year.)
The very last two no longer danced nor heard the rhythm of the beat. (New rules will be implemented next year.)

 

And we ALL had a BLAST!
And we ALL had a BLAST!

Many thanks to everyone who made the Camp Out possible:
Anna, Ayla, Nicole, Eva, Grayson, Hannah, Justina, Colin, Dave and Tom.

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