Half Moon Bay, California November 2012

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Her first sleep over

She went off to camp with her troop yesterday afternoon at Gilroy Gardens...  This is her first time sleeping away from home without a family member in tow.  She was really nervous leading up to the event. But you will see from these photos, she was very excited!
The troop:

 Closer -- love that DJ their mascot is in a matching tshirt too!
 She's getting so big!!!!
 Brotherly love and farewell:
 a bit of a forced farewell?!
 Happy to be on their way!
And I'm happy to report that at 9:45 PM when she called to say good night, she was very happy!  I am so proud of her! :)  Picking her up this afternoon.. more stories to come about her adventures!  I also made her a few new items to carry her supplies!  Photos to follow!

So i don't have too many pictures because I'm still waiting for the leader and co-leader to offer some up!  lol  Cindy (the leader) and Melinda (co-leader) were nice enough to text and email some photos while they were having fun.

The tent they... er... pitched... hmmmm, something not quite right, right?  Turns out they were missing a pole -- so this was used to store their luggage!  (photo courtesy of Melinda)
Dinner that night: (photo courtesy of Cindy)

 The next morning riding the carousel: (photo courtesy of Melinda)
The next day in front of the waterfall:  (photo courtesy of Cindy)

While she was doing all that... they boys and I were doing this:
We celebrated the 5year anniversary of our local library/community center!
There were science demonstrations:

 Private story time:

 Cookie decorating:

 Then we went to a different library and they sat for 45 minutes during an opera performance of Hansel and Gretel!  The San Jose Opera members were amazing!  (Sadly, I was the one falling asleep during the show because I was up late worrying about MG last night and wondered if she would need me, etc, etc... but I never received a phone call.. and eventually fell asleep!)
 After the show we went to lunch....

yes, her ate both tacos and the pizza!!!  He's a growing boy!
After this meal we went to pick up MG -- she had a fabulous time!!!!  I am so proud of her!  Now she can have more sleep overs!  :)


  1. Oh my...that is so exciting! Glad she had a great time and can't wait to see more pics!

  2. How exciting for her!!! Can't wait to see the pics!!

    Happy Sunday, S!

  3. I'm so proud of my Girl Scout "niece!" Love it!!!