So, my little (or not so little 'cause she's getting older and i simply must come to terms with it) Parker is leaving for camp in a few hours. I spent a good portion of last night labeling all of her socks and undies and t-shirts and toiletries, packing her trunk, trying to print out some photos (so she doesn't forget who loves her *sniff sniff*) and mentally preparing myself for her 4 week journey. She is leaving to live on a working farm with a whole bunch of girls in northern Vermont. It's a pretty amazing place. They try to run as much of the camp as possible by solar and water power, recycle everything, not use electricity unless absolutely necessary while teaching these girls how to be strong, hardworking, creative, caring, individuals. She is going to have an amazing time (and I am going to miss her).
Somehow in the frenzy of the weekend I managed to make her a new bag for camp. It will be the soon-to-be-available Moop kids bag. It turned out great! She picked out the materials and we talked about the design and what it needed. She chose the sand corded canvas and avocado green organic cotton for the lining (so it's completely washable!). The inside has a 7" zipper pocket along with the two front pockets and one large back pocket (w/ velcro closure). Her favorite feature is the two d-rings on the outside of the bag so she can clip her water bottle, flash light and tchotchkies to (is that how you spell that word?). We'll see how it holds up to the summer camp test. It's built just the same as every Moop bag, so I have all confidence that it will last forever.
So, Jeremy and I are honoring the going away with a short 3day getaway to Montreal. We celebrated our anniversary a few weeks ago and tomorrow is my birthday so it seemed a little getaway made sense and I'm super excited!
Tomorrow I will be 30. I'm not stressed out about 30 and I don't feel old thinking about being 30 (I felt old when I turned 20 and was raising an infant alone). 30 is actually an exciting year for me. So many amazing things have happened and they're only getting better! Jeremy, Parker and I are all in really good stages of life...I think my 30's are going to be great and I can't wait! I'll post some photos of our trip when I return....until then....