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Beach, May 2014

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Father's Day Camping trip!!

Yep, that's right, this picture can mean only one thing. Two adult, one toddler one newborn and a stinky dog on the road. Can you believe we all fit? I can't. In all fairness Malaki only had about 4 square feet.

So I up-loaded these pictures backwards, so this is the last day and the last picture is the first day, but we'll get though it and maybe I've learned a lesson for next time. Isn't this cute? Father and son on Fathers day in matching Carhart's. I didn't even do it intentionally... I love how they are mirroring each other here.

The kids with their daddy on Daddy's day. Aiden is showing off his bobber that he found. It's now a bath toy.

Malaki watching Loren to see if he'll look away long enough for her to jump in the lake.

Aiden in my hat with my hat light on. He thought it was the best thing ever. He looks like such a big boy!

through the campfire (this is still Sunday Morning)

Saturday night around the campfire. Natalie looks so different in this picture, she looks square and so not 2 months old.

Aiden decided after all the work of S'mores that he really only likes the chocolate. So I had to eat his s'more. It's tough to be a mom sometimes.

Aiden blowing out his marshmallow (that's on fire)

Cooking his first marshmallow

Aiden took this picture

And this one. I can't wait to get him his own kid tough camera and see what he takes pictures of when he's on his own.

Father and daughter

Natalie hanging out on the picnic table (I bet you're wondering how we fit everything about now...the boppy, a bouncer, a cooler, dog, kids, tent, food, clothes..... oh the power of efficient packing)

She loved looking at the trees

Natalie and I on the shore, watching the dog

Father, son and dog

She is a spry old lady, I will say that

It was bound to happen, I just wish he had taken his shoes off

The family

Loren, Aiden and the dog before we accepted that dogs like the water, and for fat old dogs, water aerobics is good.

So we only went for one night, originally we had planned on two but we(I) were cold and somehow the full sized air mattress just wasn't big enough for Natalie, Loren and I and although we brought the porta-crib (another thing to add to the list) she only napped in it a few times and we (I) used it to change diapers on. Also it rained on us during the night and for a bit while we were making coffee in the morning. So we packed up on Sunday at a leisurely pace, had bacon and eggs, two pots of coffee and headed home. We learned a few things we need to add to our camping stuff and some things weren't used so they will be retired for now to make room for the new. It is always easy if the first trip of the season is a short one. Oh did I even tell you where we went? Just about 30 minutes out of town to Fall Creek Reservoir. It was a beautiful state park and we camped under huge trees, which helped to keep us fairly dry during all that rain. All in all it was a great trip and I think it was a good fathers day for Loren. Happy father's day to all the Dad's out there and I hope you all did something you love with those who love you like we did.

1 comment:

  1. Love it! Can't wait to do more camping... how efficient you are! Natalie is getting so big and yet still so little. Thanks for all the pictures! So cute... glad you guys had fun!