Saturday, April 18, 2009

Youth Camp.... I know right.... I'm so late....

I have been so bad at writing on this blog and I apologize for that but I've been pretty busy with school. Anyhow, since my last post, I was able to go to Youth Camp. It was a pretty exciting experience. TJ & I played spiritual parents to the green team. We were known at the camp as group four. I must admit that I did feel a little old but I was alright. We had 8 girls and 4 boys. 12 teenage kids to supervise for a full 27 hours. The thought of it made me want to vomit because I was so scared. Would I be interesting enough for them? Will I have to get crazy if they don't listen? Will TJ have the patience to handle this many kids? Will my husband hate me for volunteering his service after this? I prayed to God and any additional angels who weren't busy to please be with the kids that weekend. Somehow, I knew that with that many kids at one camp that someone would be sent home and I prayed that none of those kids would be my group...lol... Needless to say, my prayers were answered. I got a lot of shy kids and you can be sure I got them to talk. I had a blast and tried to make sure that the kids had fun to. I didn't have a camera, but I had oodles of fun. The following pictures were jacked from Darci's page...lol...

<--I know its really small but if you click on the picture, you will see me and TJ in the middle surrounded by the kids who were just chosen to be in our group. The big kid on my left was AJ, and the eight kids in the two rows in front of us were in our group.








-->The next day, our first stop was Sister Barnes' rally. Our group had so much fun beating the Pink team...aka... Jesse Purcell's team. Because we had an odd number of kids, TJ had to play and as you can see, he had a lot of fun. I played cheerleader on the side and made sure the kids felt like they were playing Amazing race or something...












<--This is my team again trying to pass a lifesaver on a toothpick. The kids tried to act all disgusted in the beginning about how close they had to get with each other. This nearly made us lose. I screamed, "Kids...don't act kay... you know you don't mind!" After that, it took no less than 3 minutes to get the lifesaver across :)





-->After completing the rally in record time, the kids decided to play double dutch with the rope that they broke in the second picture. They had so much fun. This is Alex Land. She was on the pink team. Her uncle Darrin is married to my sister Joyce and I see her at so many family functions. I call her my palagi sister... she's so sweet...





Last but not least, I cannot finish writing about Youth Camp without mentioning the one and only William... I'm more than sure that you don't need me to tell you which one he is. Anyhow, he was on the yellow team and became the green teams arc enemy #1.
Every time he saw us, he'd eye each person on my team and say that we were going down. He'd go to the top of the stairs and scream "Sama Sama Rockz." I couldn't help but laugh. Sama Sama is how you say Yellow in Samoan. My samoan skills weren't in order that weekend and I couldn't for the life of me remember how to say green in samoan. My kids were so mad. They eventually just went up there and screamed, "Green!" Although we never saw the yellow team in any of the workshops, the anticipation for competing made for good fun and games when we did see each other. All in all, camp was great!

1 comment:

hayLa said...

wow. sounds like tons of fun. i can see you guys in that pic. lol. service is awesome. im sure tj loved the opportunity.