Okay, I'm FINALLY getting this post out. I am SO sorry for how long it took to publish this. And, Tiger Lily won't be here this time round; though a lot of her pictures will be! :)
Alright, let's get this started.
Sunday afternoon, first week campers who were staying another week prepared to greet new campers. Remember from that first post, we told you about how we were nearly scared to death by the loud welcome we received? Well, this time, Tiger Lily and I got to be in this loud welcome ;) Lots of clapping and shouting and greetings :D
And, as Tiger Lily isn't here, I'm going to attempt to tell you everything she did at camp. Bear with me ;)
Okay, so I THINK the first thing they had to do was cut the mannikin's hair. There were only 6 Helens (yes, the heads had names) and 12 students, so it was 2 girls to 1 head. Soooo....half a head each. Tiger Lily said the end result usually looked a little strange since one half was always different from the other.
She consoled herself with doing my hair instead in some complicated braid-y thing.
We played General Knowledge instead :)
|All that hair in them curlers ;)|
|And the end result of the perm!|
|Random picture of Tiger Lily and Amy eating ice cream :D|
Oh yes, and the Helen's were everywhere in the girls' dorm. Some in the foyer, some in girls' bedrooms, you get the point. It was a little creepy at first, but you got used to the sight after awhile :P
And looking back now, (I know, it's only been around 3 months, but it seems like forever since camp ended ;) Tiger Lily and I both agree that Landry Camp really helped us more socially than educationally. We're both introverts, and we still kind of are, but we're not as painfully shy as we used to be. All those amazing people at camp really helped us to feel more secure and confident, and yes, even a little more extroverted too. Even the dancing helped us break out from our shell. So thank you SO very much, Landry and all you peoples. Love you guys so much!
Okay, enough of the rambling ;) In the morning, we had a quick presentation before people with flights had to leave. It was bittersweet leaving. And yes, there were tears :)
We drove 2.5 hours to the airport, and then ate lunch with some of the other students before their flights came in and they had to leave. Tiger Lily and I had to wait the longest, so we hung around and walked the airport for quite awhile.
We were supposed to wait around 6 hours before our flight came in. But there were a few maintenance problems with the plane, so we waited for another 2 hours and a bit.
I'll admit, I kinda drank a lot of Starbucks while we were waiting for the plane.
We ended up arriving at our destination before Mom and Dad got there, so we had a bit more of a wait. I think we ended up hearing them before we saw them. It looked like a big crowd rushing at us, but it was really only Dad and Mom and Spiderman and Ironman and Snow White and Dare Devil and Toblerone and our grandfather. Lots of hugs exchanged there. Then we drove home and AHHH....I was greeted by an ecstatic Maple. My puppy missed me!! xD
The end! It was a great experience and we both loved it so very much! Lord willing, we'll get to do it again next year! :)
Our counsellor groups :)