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Tuesday, July 18, 2006

our camping trip--a photo blog

Eighteen hours traveling, three nights of sleeping on the hard ground, and nine loads of laundry* later...

We are back and almost fully recovered from our vacation! We had a fabulous time! The Sierras are so beautiful and it was wonderful to spend a few days in the cooler air with such beautiful surroundings. The time spent with family was wonderful for all of us, but especially for the kids---they love all their grandparents and cousins!

I took a ton of pictures (like I always do) and will just let them do the story telling...
Little Boy & Cousin AJ working on some massive suckers:

The girl knows how to relax, what can I say?

Little Sister & Daddy:

Mommy & Little Boy being very squinty: Little Sister & Cousin MA exchanging stories:
When Nature Calls:
Uncle D showing off his mad casting skills:
Aunt S trying to keep two crazy toddlers (where are these kid's mothers!?) under wraps:
Great-Grandma H being an art teacher to Little Boy:
Little Boy and Cousin AJ made quite a cool road with sidewalk chalk all over a huge rock:
Eating S'mores with Grandpa H
I LOVE S'Mores!

Little Hiker girl: In the campground, there was a really cool old fire engine, so of course I had to snap some pictures on it!
Our last evening, we went out to a pizza place for dinner and then went to Steve's Grandparents house nearby to take a family picture. I had the only camera and we had no one extra to take the picture. So, I arranged everyone on the steps, mounted the picture on a ladder and used the timer. I'm pretty pleased with it! I have a few things I want to photoshop on it and fix, but overall, I think it's pretty frameable.
We weren't ready to come home by the end, which is saying a lot when you're sleeping in a tent with two small children. Both of them loved the camping experience and look really cute while covered in dirt!

*All nine loads of laundry came very clean despite large amounts of black dirt. My sister-in-law introduced me to a wonderful product called Borax. It's my new favorite laundry product!

21 comments:

Jami said...

Looks like you had a blast! And no camping trip is complete without the smores!

Amy said...

WOW what a group you had! How fun. We went camping Labor Day 2005 and mentioned doing it this summer before we found out I was pg. Now my ds keeps saying, "so mommy when the baby comes out we are going camping right?" And hope you had lots of smores--YUMMY

Jess said...

They look like they had so much fun!! Love the potty pic, lol.

Stephanie said...

Mmmmmm...I have a craving for s'mores now.

It looks like you had a lovely time. Isn't Borax wonderful!

ShelahBooksIt said...

looks like LOTS of fun!

Valarie said...

Fun! I think we need to take our first family camping trip soon.

amerimeximadre said...

looks like soo much fun! you need to give me tips on how to post so many pictures, I must be doing something wrong..

Andrea said...

looks like fun! i love camping.

Nikkie said...

It looks like you all had a great time! I love the pics!

Char said...

SO fun and great job on the family pic!

modernmama said...

How fun! I love your pics--

Lei said...

Those last two pictures are fabulous! Looks like fun!!!

QueenMeadow said...

What a fun time! Sounds like a great trip.

Cmommy said...

Tootsie pops make camping fun! Great photos!!

Melissa said...

How fun! I love camping with my kids, they are just so into it it's adorable!!!

Mama Darlin' said...

The retelling just wouldn't have been the same without those adorable photos!

(I LOVE s'mores too!!)

Stacy said...

How fun! When they say a picture is worth 1000 words... I love the potty one!

Sabra said...

totally impressed with the family picture.

i love camping. looks like you all had a great time. and lol at Little Sister lounging. so cute.

beth said...

I love that pic of her lounging in the chair with the pop, tootsie, that is. And then of course there's the potty...

Looks like you guys had a great time.

sheri said...

What a fun time you guys had!
I loved all the pictures. You still have the cutest kids. And Little Sister still KILLS me! Oh, how I hope Kelly keeps her chubs for a while, too.

emlouisa said...

Looks like fun! Can you believe that I had nary a smore last week? Notta one!!!!