April 21, 2016

ensign ranch, part 3

It was the ultimate way to enjoy our last year of spring break at the ranch-- making up a dance and a putting together a little music video.

It was probably the first and last time for me and Lorane to be referred to as "dance teacher". But it sure was a blast.

I didn't get this one in time to add to the music video, and the quality isn't so great, but it must be documented that we even danced down by the lake with life jackets on.

And you better believe that we also danced it out in the dark at our glow party.

Let me back up and explain our little glow party. I was in charge of a group activity Thursday night. We divided the kids into teams and they were given a list of tasks to complete around the lodge area. They had to do things like sing "I'm a Little Teapot", balance a ping pong ball on a paddle as they walked around the room, touch a car with a license plate that had an "I", count the doors in the lodge, drink a cup of milk using licorice straws, etc.

When each team completed the tasks, they were given an envelope with a puzzle. They put the puzzle together to reveal the location of the prizes. Each kid got a baggie of glowsticks and candy.

Then we turned off the lights, blasted the music, and threw around glowing balloons (you can see the balloons in one of the pictures above. we just put a glowstick inside each balloon) while we danced and played.

Friday night was pretty awesome, too. We played minute to win it games.

To remember the week, here is one more video with the clips that didn't make the fight song video.

We have loved this tradition to come to ensign for the past four years. We have made such wonderful memories here. We were all a little sad that this was our last time here. But, I guess, we are on to new spring break adventures next year!