Monday, July 27, 2009

Camp Care Package

On Sunday morning, I drove my son to the boat terminal to send him away for one week. He is at Boy Scout Camp on Catalina Island. This is the first time he has ever been away from home and he gave me MANY hugs before I left him in the terminal with 60 scouts from his troop.
To ease his homesickness, I put together a care package for him. The theme of the camp is "pirates". You know how I am with a theme...
I bought all of the boys in the patrol (10 of them) that will be bunking together, gummy pirate teeth, bubble gum coins, candy bracelet and an inflatable sword.

I tied up their goodies in a pirate bandanna and tied it with hemp and a custom name tag. I used Blackladder ITC font and tea stain ink pad to make it look authentic.

I also included home made chocolate chip cookies, Pirate Booty in White Cheddar and BBQ flavors, his Sports Illustrated for Kids that just came in the mail today, pirate tattoos, fish food that I bought at the boat terminal for snorkeling photo ops, playing cards and glow-in-the-dark bracelets. I also included a note from the Captain (me) with gentle reminders to keep things neat and get to class on time. It was signed by all members of the family. I distressed it and tied it with hemp as well. My hubby really misses him especially since Chasen will miss his birthday on Wednesday. I get to pick him up on Saturday to bring him home for more hugs and kisses!


Joanne Kennedy said...

You are a great and fun mom. I bet all the kids wish you were their mom. You have a way that makes everything special.

How fun!


Polka Dot Moon said...

You are the best!! Creating memories and traditions that your kids will pass on :)

Susan Crabtree said...

seriously, you are the best mom! great idea to send it to all the boys-i can only imagine how special it makes your kids feel!

lisalyn said...

My kids went to a Christian boarding school for their high school years and I made so many "themed" care packages for them and many of their friends. It just one way for us mom's to give our love another way. :)
I am positive those boys are loving their little care packages.

Amy @ Living Locurto said...

Awww! That's such a sweet idea. I'll have to remember that.

Hey, did you see my mermaid party? You inspired me to go all out even more than usual:-)

Lori said...

Your such a remarkable mom! Lori

dana said...

You just amaze me---my idea of giving my kids something cute was to draw a "smiley face" on the orange I packed in their lunch box! Your mind must be constantly a whirl with those creative ideas and your lucky family, friends, clients and cyber-buddies get to reap the benefits.

I hope Chasen had a wonderful camp experience and your hubby had a great birthday!!!

L, Dana

justfineinflipflops said...

I love your son's name, I have a Mason. This is so nice and I have to agree, all the kids probably wish you were their mom. I know your son was pretty proud when he whipped out those care packages!