Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Quick but fun camping trip

Our poor girls weren't even home 24 hours before we headed out for a very short camping trip.

Jason headed to church Sunday morning to lead worship while the kids and I stayed home to finalize the packing. We pulled out around 1:00 and were off to spend a couple of nights at Beachwood, a campground near Birch Bay.

We got our tent up and held off on pulling much of anything else out before taking the kids to the pool for awhile.

Monday was our first full day camping and we were finally beginning to feel settled. And...we are now, officially a TWO tent family.
After breakfast on Monday morning, we headed down to the playground to get in some volleyball and time at the playground.
While at the playground, somebody was very sleepy and took a little nap while the kids played. (I wonder how long it will take for him to find this?)
We were eventually able to convince Ethan is leave the playground and headed back for some lunch. After lunch, it was time for some more swimming! We were all so hot and couldn't wait to get down to the pool.
After dinner, I received a very big surprise! The girls wanted to do the dishes. Brenna had been helping some already but to have them offer to do the entire job on their own was great! I did help with the bigger items and the knives but other than that, the girls were on their own.
 Once we got everyone cleaned up for the night, it was time for s'mores! This is always the highlight of camping. We do s'mores with the kids, tuck them into their sleeping bags and then Jason and I get to sit out by the fire and just chat. It's my favorite time of the day!
Tuesday morning, we got up, had some breakfast and then started to pack up. It was a quick trip but great to have a couple of days away from the phones and computers and just be together as a family. It's all about making memories!

1 comment:

Tanya said...

I'm not ready for you to take more than a quick trip... I missed you!!!