Sunday, September 23, 2007

Our First Family Camping Trip....sort of

So the three of us decided to go camping on Friday night. We went out to a camp site not too far from our house. We had a great time walking down to the lake, setting up our tent, building a camp fire, making S'mores, following a frog around, looking at the cool bugs, etc. We even camped right next to a playground so Chase was in heaven! All was well and when we finally got ready for bed the three of us got in the tent and settled down. It was pretty hot but not terrible (though Chase was pretty sweaty since he runs everywhere he goes). We brought our lap top to watch a movie on since we knew it would take a two-year-old a while to settle down in a new environment. We watched Shrek and by the time it was over our blow up mattress was COMPLETELY deflated. I mean flat. We didn't have anything else to put under ourselves so it was literally like laying flat on the ground. I wasn't about to complain since I knew Preston had been wanting to take Chase camping for a long time. So we toughed it out for a while...a very short while...before Preston looked over at me and said it's only 11:00. I was like, "you've got to be kidding me." I just knew it was at least 2:00. Preston asked me if I wanted to go home and I quickly said "YES!" So we were home by about 11:30. Oh well...good try. :)

Here we all are on our way back home from our big camping trip (cool head lamp dude):

7 comments:

The Mangus Family said...

I think that sounds like a pretty good camping trip... you got to do all the fun camping things... and then go home to your own bed!!

Carly said...

So glad you caught Preston with his lovely headlight. HA! Way to be a good sport...I'm sure Chase enjoyed it.

Emily said...

That's my kind of camping trip.

Kelli said...

I think it's awesome that you tried to tough it out. However, I'm with everyone else - definitely my kind of camping trip!

hejlyeah said...

Love the new buzz cut! Not half as awesome as the mullet I'd say.

Adam and Heidi said...

You guys are so hard core...

jc said...

nice headlamp, headlamp.