Every year, Meredith Recreation Association hosts a Lil Friends Weekend. This is basically every chicld between the ages of 4 and 12′s dream. It is a fun packed event that is completely focused around giving your lil friend attention at all times. It’s absolutely crazy! This year’s theme was Mission: Outer Space. I get kind of a unique persepctive on the event because not only do I help plan and prepare for it as a part of Meredith Recreation Association, I also always bring my niece: Kaelyn. My mother got into town around 4:30 on Friday and we ran a fun errands and grabbed dinner and around 7 Kae and I were waving her off. We procceeded to the dance party to dance and eat lots of snacks. We then decided to skip the movie that they were showing because Kaelyn was not interested in Space Jam so we went back to my apartment and watched A Cinderella Story instead. Kaelyn and the other little girl staying with us, Hadley. Finally fell asleep around 10 which is good because we had a long day ahead of us. Saturday, started off with doughnuts for breakfast followed by a performance by the Aqua Angels. The age groups then rotated between swimming, arts&crafts, a secret mission to the moon, and lunch. I was not only a “big friend” but a group leader for the older kids. After the first set of rotations, we had a second set of rotations which were a bouncy obstacle course, face painting, and field games. The day concluded at 3:45 and boy was I exhausted. Kaelyn and all the other lil friends had a fabulous time and Kae was not ready to go home. We went and got some ice cream and then she left with my mom. I sure could have fallen asleep right then but who sleeps in college, right? I had a birthday dinner and babysitting to attend to after she left. What a busy fun packed weekend.
March 19, 2012