Tuesday, July 31, 2012

just a peek

So last week my boy went off to scout camp. Sniff sniff. Was a big step for all of us. He made it and smiled all week long. True story he did. The camp director told us so. We missed him something awful here though. Our youngest and he are close, and Sunday night she comes out of her room and is all puckered up to cry. She looks at me and managed to get out "I miss Little Matt" I scooped her up in a hug and kissed her chubby cheeks, and smoothed her hair. She burst into tears as soon as the words were out of her mouth. My heart tugged a bit for her, and I knew how she felt. I missed him too and it was the first night. We let her sleep with his pillow and one of his stuffed animals. That made a huge difference for her, just to have a part of him close to her. All week she slept with them, all snug and close to her.
Here are a few pics of him at scout camp.

 Near his cabin. Nice view hu?!

 Polar Bear dip. Every morning at 5:30-6am. He did it every morning too!! Soo proud of him!!

 Working on a basket. That he gave to me! I have it in my kitchen!

 His bunk is on the top. All packed and ready to come home!

When he came home Saturday late morning I couldn't wait to see him. As all the girls were excited to see him. He got out of the car and wrapped his arms around me and gave me a big squeeze. I squeezed him back and blinked back tears of happiness to have my boy home. I'm so proud and blessed to have him in my life and he's MY son! What a blessing he is to me!
Then after greeting all of us he...

ran out to the field to say hi to his calf. Dandie! A boy and his cow. How sweet is that?! He laid down on her and gave he a hug. She just let him love on her too.

Then Sunday morning when we were on our way to church we stopped at a Dunkin Donuts, and he bought me an iced coffee with some money he had saved from going to camp. Total surprise to me!  All on his own. He had asked his father to stop so he could. What a treat for me. I love the young man that he is and couldn't be prouder to call him mine!
Have a great day!


  1. Aaawww! What a sweet story!

  2. Awwww...what a sweet post! I can tell you are very proud of your young man and rightly so! :)

  3. Heavens, I got all choked up reading this! He is a treasure, that's for sure. And I just loved the picture of him and his calf.

  4. Sounds to me, like your son is a fine, caring, young man!!
    No wonder you all missed him so much :)

    I love that he and his calf have a sweet friendship bond!!

  5. What a great young man! How thoughtful and loving! Very cute that after he said his hello's to you that he went out to see Dandie!