Monday, July 1, 2013

Simon goes to camp

Simon started day camp at the JCC in Lakeview.  It is Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings from 9:30-12:30.  Besides going to the daycare at my gym, it is the first time he has ever been on his own.  The first morning at drop off, I was nervous that he would get sad.  Reality could not have been further from that.  He went running into the classroom to play with toys and I had to go make a point to say goodbye to make sure he understood I was leaving.  He could not have cared less.  Everyday he goes to camp in his bathing suit and they have outside water play.  Then they come inside to play and have storytime and lunch.  
I keep trying to get him to tell me about camp.  He does not say much, but I can tell he is making friends with the kids because he talks and sings about them.  The first day he said "It was fun.  I played with friends. "I played with toys.  The fire engine was broken so I fixed it with the hammer.  I want to take the bus to camp."
Waiting outside camp 
Working in the kitchen
Needless to say, camp is a success!  He loves to go and it is really interesting to hear him sing songs that we either do not know or have never sung to him.  Last week, they learned all about caterpillars and butterflies and he talked about them nonstop.  
This is Simon ready to leave the house on his first day of camp with his backpack, lunchbox and robot in hand.

I love seeing how he has his own little life outside of our house and how happy he is to share it.


  1. Adorable! Only Simon could jump right in without looking back! So happy he loves it :)

  2. Such a happy little camper!

  3. He's growing up! It always happens just a bit faster than us Moms are prepared for!
    Love, Grandma Lin