Thank goodness that the weekend is over – those kids wear me out! It’s crazy! Today we had the carnival, which was an adventure in itself. This morning went well though; breakfast, hall time, laundry, Harry Potter uno, more laundry, lunch and finally the carnival! Vanessa and I were face painting, which seemed easy enough. Well, each kid got 10 tickets, one of the main goals here was that the hall with the most tickets got to torture their RA. So, my girls had this major goal to kill me. (They ended up with 361 and came in third – which means they got to dress me up… oh boy!)
So, basically after the kids run out of tickets they can go around to RAs, TAs, and instructors and ask for more. But, they have to do goofy things to get them, such as sing, dance, run around, etc. It was great fun! Half way through my Dad came back with my two super soakers and Matt H, Allie, Lauren and I got in this massive water fight attacking everyone – it was great.
Well, the girls won third place, which meant that they got to dress me up. So, after we got back I showered and they dressed me. It was an interesting outfit. They did my hair and make-up too, which made me look like a Who from Whoville (Dr. Seuss reference). It was interesting. They got to dress up Beth too, who got it far worse than I did. Well, we went to dinner like that and then after dinner I changed and we headed over to the movie. The winner of the Olympics got to pick, so they chose “Napoleon Dynamite.” While they were watching that, the RAs were outside playing “Catch Phrase” and hanging out – a good time was had by all.
After the movie it was announced that my girls won second prize in the Casino night the previous night. Their prize was that they get to tie me to a male RA tomorrow for dinner. Everyone is voting and so far Garret and Matt W are tied. We’ll see tomorrow who wins. So, we returned to the hall where people showered and got ready for bed.
Now, I had the evening off (which means I can leave from 10ish until 1:30AM) so I meet up with Allie, Jess, Alex and Aaron and we all walked over to the 24-hour place to get some snacks. We ended up getting donuts for Matt H (he was trapped inside, so we saved him) and Beth (she asked for them) When we got back we talked to Matt for a bit and then headed over to see where Beth was. Well, on the way we ran into Dad and some of the instructors ready to play Arena Ball. Now, what may you ask is Arena ball – well, it’s played inside in a lounge like area and you have two teams and goalies and it’s sort of like basketball and such… very hard to explain, but a blast to play. We had a great time.
Becca’s away message says it all: “Arena ball was the BEST! It is always nice to be a little illegal and play one of the best games ever! I am exhausted and tired, so turning in a bit early... what a great weekend! Tomorrow is the RA dream and the instructor and TA nightmare... Monday mornings are always like that:-)”
Then we went back to the apartments where Alex, Allie, Brendan and I ate a whole container of Vienna fingers. They were really good. And now, as usually here I sit at my computer getting ready for bed. It was an exciting day indeed!
Don't we look pretty? Beth and I all dressed up!
Almost all of our staff at Casino night. Ready to go! :)