October 11, 2010

Ellie and the Scouts

We had a great time this weekend because Joe volunteered some time with the Boy Scouts of America and as a result, Ellie and I volunteered our time as well.  We went to the scout camp in New Jersey and while Joe set up a great orienteering course, I learned how to use a compass for the first time, and Ellie reconnected with her inner wild child.

We had a great day wondering through the woods together, watching the chipmunks play, and enjoying the absolutely perfect weather.  It was nice to be in a place so far removed from our daily routine - to be surrounded by dirt instead of filth.

I had planned to do a whole photo essay about our adventure, complete with details of camp and portraits of the scouts.  But I was too busy soaking it in and of course supervising Ellie, who was very busy communing with nature....


  1. So fun! I love the little butterflies on Ellie's sweatshirt. She looks like she is sure enjoying that stick!

  2. Hooray for Ellie the wild child! She is quickly becoming one with nature - you are what you eat after all!

  3. Looks like so much fun. I'm so glad my husband has cool things to help out with. I am always tagging along and it rocks!

  4. Good to know I'm not the only parent who lets her child suck on nature.