Well, we made it through our first camping trip with the kids. It was a lot of fun in many ways. There were a lot of firsts for the kids; first time sleeping in a tent, first smores, first cooking hot dogs over a fire, and so on. We went with friends of ours who have a little boy, Mikie, Tasha’s age and then a little girl, Kaitlyn, who is 9 months. We did a little exploring in the woods where we saw some awesome rock formations and had a great view of the lush trees and many more rock formations poking out of the treetops.
Everything was great…..except bedtime….let’s just say that our kids have never slept in the same room before and well, Kevin was so incredibly thrilled to have his big sis sleeping beside him that….he didn’t sleep! At least not until around midnight and then a fitful sleep for some hours until 6:30 or something. We’re still recovering! We’re planning on going camping one more time this summer at least, so we’ll have to get them used to sleeping together in order to actually feel human the next day.
Here are the photos from our weekend adventure:
Mikie and Ryan setting up camp
Tasha making sure everything looks ok from the inside
Mikie taking his turn; quality inspection
Time for a little exploring
Tasha rock climbing; she’s a natural!
Tasha and Mikie having hugs
Kevin and Mommy enjoying the view
Our little hikers in training
Having too much fun!
Gina and Mikie whittling sticks for marshmellow toasting
Running in circles is so much fun!
All the running worked up an appetite and Kevin needed something to wash down all the dirt he was eating!
Tasha liked the “help yourself” policy at the “restaurant”
Making grub-the whole gang
Tasha had a lot of fun pushing Snowy around in Kaitlyn’s stroller
Mikie thought Snowy’s part looked like fun!
Go long, Dad!!
Kaitlyn having a blast watching all the activity
The kids didn’t like smores at all! Right! I couldn’t make them fast enough!
Here was our oven
Mommy with about 4 hours of sleep
He should look more sleepy….
Well, I’m awake…can’t say much for sleepyhead beside me though.
Tasha’s favorite, chocolate for breakfast. Hey, mine too!! =)
Uh-oh….is it pancake mix, or did Kaitlyn’s food not sit so well….
The chef at Camp Crazy
See what I mean….