21 September 2008

Off on a camp

Well it's that time of year again - we're off to be Hangers-On at a camp for highschoolers that Mr de Elba helps lead each year.

I used to plough through my own full-time work while he went off on camps, but in 2005, I went along with him, with a 6 month old baby to make it interesting

In 2006, I went along again with a 1½ year old.

In 2007 I had a 2½ year old AND a 6 month old.

And this year, I will have a 3½ year old and a 1½ year old. It gets more fun each year.

I am hoping to be able to post a little bit while I'm away, but if I don't, I'll just say "Goodbye til Thursday or Friday."

Now, to celebrate FINALLY getting some photos off my new phone, I'll show you some pictures of our winter beach holiday from early August.

Breakfast in our courtyard. It was easier to clean up the breakfast mess when we ate outside and the birds ate up the crumbs.

The warm spa is where we spent a lot of our time.

The balconies which rapidly filled with inquisitive people when Smoochy wouldn't stop crying after being accidentally bitten badly on the finger by an unsuspecting Sonny Ma-Jiminy.

And I just wanted to show you Smoochy Girl's little wet-hair pony tail. It's so cute, if you can handle her saying, "Owww!" while you're doing it, even though you're not actually pulling the hair at all.


Crazy Sister said...

Best wishes for the camp! Don't let the you-know-whats bite.

Hope Mr de Elba pulls that melted mars bar trick on the highschoolers again.

Givinya De Elba said...

Oh my. I don't want to be responsible for psychological throwing-up again.

tinsenpup said...

Don't forget to pack fake blood, forceps, etc. for the birth re-enactment. You could try mis-matched twins this year! :)

Kelly said...

Have a fabulous time at camp. It's wonderful you guys can get away as a family!

Your beach holiday pictures from your CELL PHONE (?!!!!) are fabulous.


Jen said...

I am so glad that you posted some pictures. I know it suck having your camera stolen but I love seeing your family. They are so beautiful, I love the ponytail.
I will miss you but I hope that you have a wonderful time.

Swift Jan said...

I am soo jealous of smoochy's pnoy tail!! Almond Eyes has at least another years of growing before she has one a similar size! And she is over a year older than smoochy!!! HAHAHA

Have fun at camp :D

Hippomanic Jen said...

I hope camp is fun and doesn't generate too much washing.