Just when Jonas thought he would get the chance to sleep in for a few days, he had to get up early and leave for scout camp. You can see how he felt about it.
Once he was there with the other scouts, he perked up just a bit.
Oh, look, there's an almost real smile, even.
He's the oldest of the boys and ready to move on, but it's a good group of kids that he gets along with really well.
With their scout leader.
Loading the truck.
A couple of last group shots in the daylight before they leave for Camp Steiner. (Jonas is dreading the really cold water swims.)
I'm sure Jonas was really disappointed to miss out on the last (yes, the LAST) swim meet of the season. (Actually that was probably about the only positive thing he could come up with regarding scout camp.)
The girls swam really well, both getting ribbons.
Samantha's freaky eye goggles.
Samantha and Joey.
A little disappointed after one of her races, while Peter tries to cheer her up with one of the "gangsta" poses she tried to teach him. (I know, right?)
There were medals for the swimmers afterward.
Samantha's group with coach Angela. (Not including the swimmers going to conference.)
Amelia with Coach Sarah.
Her age group is really big because this is also not counting the girls who are swimming at conference.
So there it is. The mud room at the end of swim season. The only time all summer that all of their towels have hung nicely on the hooks rather than being wet and soggy in their bags or dropped carelessly somewhere on their way into the house, or maybe draped over a chair outside to dry off. Isn't it lovely? Now we will know exactly where to find them next time we go swimming. (Such a novel concept.)
The time for sleeping in and doing, well, nothing, has finally commenced. And that's pretty much how I plan to spend the last few weeks of summer!