Tuesday, August 07, 2012

we went camping (and survived)!

Ahh camping. Such a well needed getaway from all the stress of being at home, driving to the city for hospital visits (visiting Tony's mom), and stress of Tony's work. It was perfect. Being in the woods, no tv, no computers, nothing. We were up there for 3 nights, and it was just the right amount of time.

We had never slept in a tent all together, or camped with the kids, it was quite the experience.

Some of the things I learned:

-The kids will get filthy, especially the littlest one that can't walk, crawling in the dirt will happen.
-Kids will try and eat rocks (mostly just Lucas) watch for them to start drooling or with chipmunk cheeks if you weren't paying full attention to them and were instead skipping rocks across the lake (bad mama).
-Baked potatoes in the coals take a very long time. Just don't bother.
-We brought a Rubbermaid bin for storing food and supplies, it doubles as a bathtub. Sadie had a ball. In fact, when it was time to take her out of the cold water, she was so infuriated with me that she hit me in the face.
 -If you can, buy the kids mini or kid sized sleeping bags, cause bringing a million blankets was so annoying.
-Its amazing that kids can be entertained by a dolly, rocks, and cups and buckets. Colouring book and crayons were given to Sadie later which were also awesome, but that was about it. 
-Camping is quite the bonding experience, and this was especially true for Sadie and Tony. Boy did they bond.
Tidbits that happened while camping: 

I would take Sadie on walks to get water, and she would get uptight because we were leaving daddy behind. She would call him, or exclaim DADDY! when she spotted him again. 

While making breakfast I found Sadie reading a story to Lucas. Oh goodness my heart melted at that moment.

Lucas loved playing in the dirt with rocks and cups. His bottom half was always filthy and I was lucky to bring him so many clothes. We had just enough.

Sadie started eating meat out of the blue during our camping trip. I was cooking a garlic sausage and she was so impatient, she kept exclaiming MEEEEE for meat and was almost beside herself because she wanted to eat it. She's still kinda picky about it, but its enough that she tries it now.

That's all I can remember for now. I'll update you all more later on the goings on from around here.

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amyschmamey said...

Looks like great memories were made! We need family outings like this.

Amy @ Not Your Average Baby Blog said...

Sounds like lots of fun!!

Anonymous said...

hey there! newest follower to your blog from NYABB! i looove camping - your kiddos are too cute. cant wait to read more!

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