Saturday, July 19, 2008

Camp Happy Day...



It is hard to believe, but camp is OVER! It seems like we started, and then we ended....and I don't know where the middle went. We were so very blessed to be able to send Julianne to Camp Happy Day this summer. Camp Happy Day is a wonderful Not For Profit organization that helps children with learning disabilities and the like to have a fun, educational time during summer. We were blessed by an angel to send her, because we could have never afforded to send her without their help. If anybody is interested in donating to a great cause, Camp Happy Day is certainly looking for donations, and is a great organization who needs all the help they can get. Unfortunately, at the Awards Night last night, they announced that we parents need to start saving now, because they are quite sure they will not have as much "help" with tuition this coming year.....




Camp was awesome! Julianne got to go to "school" and play every single day! Since camp is held at Word of Life Lutheran School, it is right across the street from the great St. Francis Park, where the kids got to go every single day for the PE portion of camp. For field trips, Julianne got to go Roller Skating, to a Puppet show and got to go to the swim party picnic where FredBird made an appearance. I just couldn't be happier with the whole experience.




Here are a couple of pics from "Awards Night". Julianne got awards for 1) Most Improved Listener, 2) Most Determined, 3) Perfect Attendance, and 4) Best Climber! As we left last night, she started to pretend cry and said..."No...I don't want to leave Camp Happy Day"......



















7 comments:

Sarah said...

Aww congrats sweet Juli, what some awesome accomplishments!! I bet mommy was VERY proud!

txgirl said...

OH, Chris that is just awesome. As a teacher of special education I just love to see these wonderful camps for our kiddos. I don't think people understand how much it means to us as parents and to our kids for them to have a camp to go to where they feel right at home and don't stand on the outside looking in. I know you had to be so proud of all of her awards, and of her. You are such a great mom with all your kids, it just amazes me how you juggle work and being a mom. You do such a great job of giving each one of your kids just what they need.

allison said...

She is toooo cute, peppi! And yes, of course I miss you! :)

Jenn said...

Go Juli...racking up the awards!! Oh, she looks so happy. I'm so glad she was able to go!

Angela said...

I seriously LOVE Juli!!! I am so happy that you were so blessed to send her to Camp Happy Day!!! What a gift, one that she will remember forever!!! You are an AWESOME Momma!!!! XOXOXOXO

J said...

Juli is such a sweet little girl! That cammp sounds fabulous! How exciting that she won those awards! She must feel so proud! (and I know you're proud too!)
(((HUGS)))

Stephanie said...

YAY Juli!! :)