Monday, June 30, 2008


A couple weeks ago we went camping with several friends that have kids the same ages as ours. It's the first time we've tried it since Hayley was a toddler and was our only child. I had no idea how it was going to go....but it was so fun! I want to go again! Kids are just so happy when left to wander in the great outdoors and get as dirty as they want. They all slept great which made us happy. And since the camp site could be deemed as "luxury" I was comfy, pretty clean and very happy!

Just to document how comfortable we were...we somehow filled our van to overflowing even though we only stayed for one night!

We pitched our tent on grass that had been mowed! (so much cleaner than dirt!) The deer were so tame they wandered around eating just yards from our tent. The kids had fun watching. I guess there were bears wandering around too but we didn't see any.

The first thing Maya said when she woke up in the morning was "I camped!" She was so excited that she dragged her sleeping bag and pillow outside on the grass and played "camping" all morning while we ate breakfast and the other kids ran around playing.

Hayley with her friend, Scout & Claire and their little caterpillar.

The next day we went on a long, steep hike down to a waterfall. It was hot and did I mention steep? I couldn't believe Hayley and Maya made it down and back up. The picture of all of us above (with two tired girls) was when we got to the waterfall at the bottom...we hadn't even started the hard part yet! They were tired but we just went slow because there was no way anyone but Alice was hitching a free ride! We drove a couple hours home right after so all were nice and worn out for the ride home...perfect!


Kayelynn said...

What a fun trip! The campsite sounds great! I bet the girls were in heaven!

Andy and Krista said...

Okay, I love the picture of Hayley and Maya totally wiped out. That made me laugh out loud!!

Veldon and Joyce said...

Camping with kids is the best. Nothing but nature for entertainment. You all look like you had a great time.

Ferrel Family said...

Ok, I am soooo sad we didn't make it. I'm up for camping in the fall if people want to go again!! I don't even need to go far, wherever the nearest camp site is, I'm there. My kids would love it.
It looks like you guys had a blast and the campsite is beautiful!