Thursday, September 30, 2010

Daisy Outdoor Day

This is Emma's first year as a Daisy Scout and she had her first outdoor activity this past Saturday at Camp Congaree in Lexington.

Saturday was an extremely busy day for all of us...Emma's dance company had a pancake breakfast fundraiser that morning, Ryan had a Cub Scout activity and then of course, Emma's Daisy Scout activity. Michael took Eden and Ryan and I took Avery and Emma.
Normally this wouldn't be a big deal to bring Avery along, however, the kids had awoken that morning at 6:00 a.m. so by 9:30 a.m. Avery was already tired. And this was during the first activity - making pine cone bird feeders!

Each girl selected two pine cones and slathered shortening all over it before rolling them in birdseed.

It took a little while since there was only one large container of shortening for all of the girls to share...
Still working...
And finally, Emma's completed bird feeders which she hung from a nearby tree!

Next, the girls went on a nature walk/scavenger hunt. Normally this would be a lot of fun and it was nice and shaded throughout the woods. Unfortunately, this was where Avery was giving out. She whined, moaned, cried and at a few points through the nature walk laid down on the ground because "she couldn't walk anymore!"

Needless to say, I was glad when that was over and I promised myself that under no circumstances of any type would I ever...EVER...bring her along with me again.
Thankfully, the last portion took place in the mess hall indoors and was an arts and crafts project. Each girl was able to make her own fairy from a synthetic flower.

Avery kept herself busy the entire time making her own crafts with beads, pipe cleaner and lots of glue. Lots and lots of glue. But she was happy and not whining so all was right with the world for that little bit of time.

Emma's completed fairy...It was a cute project and Emma had a lot of fun during the outdoor day.

Afterwards we sat outside and ate our picnic lunch that we had brought. Granted it felt like 95 degrees, we were all tired and most people opted out of staying for a picnic lunch, but I left it up to the girls and well, they wanted to stay and eat in the heat. So eat in the heat is what we did (and then stopped for ice cream on the way home!)

They both took nice naps later that afternoon! I look forward to more of Emma's Daisy activities but in the on one with Emma.

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