Monday, July 11, 2011


We went camping over Canada Day weekend and had a great time... Although, I most likely wont be camping again until I don't need to worry about bottles, diapers and baby food!  We had 10 people total camping- us 4, my friend Kellie, her husband, and their 2 kids, as well as my sister and her husband!  It was fun- 6 adults, 4 kids, and 1 dog!

We left Friday morning and drove the 3hrs up to the camp grounds- we made a quick lunch stop at Pizza Hut, and continued on!  Once we got to the campsite we quickly got to work setting up the tents and figuring out how to park the cars to block in our area best!  The girls had fun running around with their Canada flags and exploring our area!

The girls really loved being outside, as did the boys... but the boys are both crawlers- so it was somewhat frustrating for them, as we didn't want them crawling all over the ground- so they were limited to a blanket- or the pack n plays!  A crawler is definitely not the ideal camper!

We had some great meals, card games, walks and fun in the water!  The girls LOVED smoores- they were amazing!  They also enjoyed the sparklers and roasting marshmallows.

I was really surprised at how well the kids went to sleep- both nights Lily went into the tent on her own when she was tired, and she fell right asleep!  She did have a few nightmares and a leaky air mattress- so she slept with us both nights once we came into the tent.  Charlie fell asleep with his last bottle each night and slept almost 6hrs straight!  Our mornings were early due to the light!

I generally try to be a relaxed mom... but in some cases I just can't... camping would be one of those cases!  I was so nervous about poison ivy (there were warning signs), the camp fire, bug bites, sparklers, the bbq's, wandering off, etc- I felt somewhat nervous all weekend :(    We did have a few accidents through the weekend- Lily fell 3 times and scraped the same knee, and Charlie "fell" into some rocks when Lily was hugging him a bit tight and let go quickly.

But overall we had lots of fun!

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