Camp AJ 2013 :: one more time for the last boy
This is part 4 of the untold story of Camp AJ. If you missed the earlier posts, you can find them on the index page of “31 Days of Blogging Catch-Up”.
After Camp AJ 2012 was such a great success I wanted to do it again for The Dyl this past summer. This time wouldn’t be as busy or as often, but I tried to plan a few special days throughout the summer for just him and me to enjoy hanging out together. Some of my plans succeeded and some failed miserably, but we were able to do a few fun things before school began again. He’s in middle school now, so I doubt we’ll have another true Camp AJ summer, but what makes it so great is that the activities aren’t as important as the attention he receives from me. I think that’s what Dyl likes so much anyway. As long as that continues, I’ll be happy to provide more Camp AJ moments in the future.
Since our schedule had to be open-ended this summer, I created postcards for Dyl to inform him of upcoming Camp AJ activities. This summer included a visit to a new car wash location (always D’s favorite) as well as a movie and outings for dessert: Molten Chocolate Cake at Chili’s and $1 scoops at Baskin Robbins. We began the summer with BookCrossing – releasing books “into the wild” – and thus accomplished my personal task of purging many books from storage. Even the little things can be lots of fun with The Dyl.
One of Dyl’s favorite activities of all time is visiting car washes. He loves to watch the brushes spin, and each time I take him we try to find new locations. He also takes photos every chance he gets. So one of our “big” activities of Camp AJ 2013 was visiting a car wash that featured windows inside the walls. Not only could we drive through the car wash but D was able to watch other cars drive through! He stood at the windows for half an hour and took dozens of photos of the car wash process. It is so fascinating to him and never fails to make him happy. I love that car washes are a guaranteed winner when planning activities for The Dyl.
I love his photos, too! Other than the first ones with him in the shot, each of these car wash photos were taken by the boy himself.
Camp AJ stories are now complete, but there are more untold stories to come on phrenetical this week. If you’ve missed any of this month’s Blogging Catch-Up, you can see a list of the posts on this index page. You can also subscribe to receive new posts via email. Just complete the form below.
Posted on 6 October 2013, in People I Love and tagged 31 days of blogging, a girl + 3 boys, Camp AJ, Dyl Pickle, family, Life Unabridged, photoblogging, storytelling, untold stories. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.