Saturday, August 18, 2007

Camping Out

(The family packing up and ready to come home and bathe!)




Friday night was the Ward Campout at our church. We decided to brave it out and pack up the tent, food and the kiddos. They have been excited and counting down the days since we told them. We had tons of fun, the kids LOVED roasting marshmellows....well they loved EATING them atleast. I hadn't had a roasted marshmellow in forever and to tell you the truth, THEY WERE AWESOME!!! The kids ran themselves raggid until bedtime and when it was time to turn in they were so tired, they fell asleep immediately. They did great....but I was unprepared! I WAS FREEZING all night. I didn't sleep more than a few hours...not because the kids were up, but because I kept fretting that they were cold, or Jake was cold and of course I was cold. I took a blanket to sleep with and gave it to Jake because I only brought him two small ones. Don't ask me what I was thinking, I think I got a little too excited to go. The poor people next to us, their little girl kept screaming ALL NIGHT LONG! They finally gave up at 4 am and got up! We got up, ate breakfast and went for a little walk to a nearby pond. All was going well, until there were wasps EVERYWHERE. They kept landing on Zach and Jon swatted them away and decided we better leave before we got stung. Of course, when do kids listen? We turn around to leave and Hannah starts screaming bloody murder. Yup! Her first bee sting..or wasp sting. Put some medicine and a bandaid and all is well. We packed up and came home and we are EXHAUSTED but had so much fun. Here are a few pics! Enjoy!


12 comments:

Erica said...

so fun! Kudos to you for going...we're taking the girls this year for our ward campout...it'll be my first time "camping" in Iowa...yikes!

the bean family said...

Ok sooo comment!!! I LOVE the fam. picture. and after 24 hours of camping and no showers you look amazing!!! And i love zach pouting!!! it look s like a fun little place to go camping!!! We should go???:)

Heitmann Family said...

It looks like Michigan is the place to go camping. Really pretty and you all look ravishing for spending the night in the wilderness. Your family is so cute and thanks for checking the blog, I now have the problem fixed!!!

Rob and Karina said...

Oh Bella, how fun is that?! I have had the craving to go camping lately, if that is possible. It looks beautiful there!

Jeff and Alison said...

Hey Girl-

You are braver than me! I love the family picture too. It looks like Zach is still a big eater! Yum!

Oh, I have to tell you that my mom called me just to see if I had seen your blog about Jake's Man Boob. We got a kick out of it! We both LOVED it! Too funny!

Lacey said...

Hey Bella! It was great to see you visited my blog. What a pleasant surprise! How did you find me? It will be great to keep in touch. Sounds like you guys are doing wonderful. Tell Johnny "Hi" for us. Joey wants to know about all his wonderful car projects.

Becky Thalgott said...

Oh, I'm so jealous! I want to go camping, but it's still way too hot to be doing that in New Orleans. And by the time it cools down, I'll have a brand new baby, so I'm not thinking we'll be going camping for a while at least. Looks like you guys had a good time. I am super impressed with you taking all 3 kiddos camping! Fun fun!

Ryan, Courtney, and Cole Peine said...

We haven't been brave enough to take Cole camping yet. I really want to though. I'm glad you guys had fun.

shelbell said...

Wow. Your are so brave! I honestly think the last time we went camping was with you guys! That was a long time ago. I do love a good marshmellow.mmmmm.

p.s. Loved the man boobs...hilarious!

M & S Eagar said...

Wow - you're brave to take a baby camping! Kudos to you! You pulled it off and though there was lack of sleep it looks like you had lots of fun!

Sarah Crouch said...

Your campout looks like so much fun. Cute idea.

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