Sunday, December 8, 2019

Weekend whirlwind.....

It has been a fun but exhausting weekend so far. We (Emily and I) attended the 5th annual Drive in Camp out with almost 800 other girl scouts last night. All but one from our troop was able to attend! We are the green tent at the top right in front of the big screen. This was an areal drone photo taken this morning! The Ocala Drive in closed down for our private event 2 years in a row now and created an amazing event full of wonderful memories for the girls. We got to watch Frozen, Frozen 2, Arctic Dog and A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood. All the movies were great - I would advise seeing them especially the one about Mr. Rodgers. The best part - hearing the girls sing along to all the songs in the Frozen movie in stereo! As always the girls had a wonderful time despite the temps dipping into the 50's for these thin skinned girls! Bringing extra blankets was a plus as we had them all wrapped up watching the movies outside. I see a nice long, warm shower in the near future and then I'll put up the tent to let it air and dry out from the morning dew on it when we had to pack it up.

After that.... I see an afternoon sitting in my recliner with my feet up, and some stitching of some kind in my hands! I seem to have neglected to do my Ella Marie Deacon Blocks yet and the next set are released on the 15th.... so I'll plug away on those 4 prepped blocks today. Hand piecing and hand applique! Sounds like a relaxing afternoon.

Head on over to Kathy's Slow Sunday Stitching and see what others are working on today.

I had a field trip with Emily's class to Silver Run Museum this week as well. It was for science so they were learning about animals and habitats this year. They did social studies last year and learned about the early settlers and how they lived in the area. We got to see some neat things..... I decided to stay back on the boat ride so they didn't need to split it up but I hear they saw manatees, alligators, turtles, monkeys, lots of birds, ducks and fish. We even saw deer and lots of tracks. It was in the 30's with highs in the 50's that day. Very chilly for Florida. 

Drive in photo's!
This morning.

He had free face painting for the girls.

Snowball fight in Florida. 

Two of my Emily's watching a movie last night.


Design Originals by KC said...

Wow... great photo to start out your post... how fun to get an areal drone photo too! Glad you chose a distictive tent for the event :)
Enjoy your hand stitching and sitting in the comfort of your recliner tonite!

Deb A said...

They hired a professional photographer to do the drone photo's this year. He only charged the amount for the permit from the county to fly it for the event - which was awesome - and is providing the event coordinators with all the photo's on a drive. It was neat seeing it up in the air this morning taking the photo's. The drive in brought in free face painting, santa time with the girls, a sleigh for photo's, he made some snow between the first 2 movies and provides us breakfast, dinner and free refills on popcorn and soda while the movies play. Not bad for $25 a person!

Quilter Kathy said...

What fun for the children! Great memories!
Enjoy your slow stitching afternoon!

Ray and Jeanne said...

What a great activity! And with all of the extras, it sounds like a fantastic time despite the cool temps.

Kim said...

LOVE that first clever! It sounds as if you have the best fun with the children. The sound of all the girls singing would have been fabulous.

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

Looks like fun - great you are so involved with your children! They will never forget! Hugs

Denise :) said...

Looks like you had a terrific, activity-packed weekend! I bet you were happy to be able to put your feet up and do a little handwork! :)