Friday, June 27, 2008

Last Weekend's Camping Trip....

...but before I start talking about camping.
This is Jack and Wyatt many moons ago. I believe it's almost exactly 2 years ago. These 2 kiddos are 6 weeks apart. So cute.

Now, back to the camping trip...

...We were invited to join some friends, Chris and Marisa, and Art and Sylvia (Chris' parents) on a camping trip to Cove Palisades for the weekend. I spent all day Thursday packing up the trailer and getting everything ready, so we could leave right after Ryan's softball game.
And we did pretty good too.
We arrived to Cove at about 11:30pm, although it was late, it was so nice to just be there on Friday morning.
So we had 2 full days of camping fun ahead of us.
As luck would have it, their campsite had a huge volleyball pit right behind it. The lucky part of that was that it was the biggest sandbox Wyatt had ever played in for sure.
Jack and Wyatt spent hours digging in the sand. There were a few spats, but for the most part these 2 played very well together.

This is the "ice cream cone series". These shots were taken on Friday evening, it had been a 90 degree day.
So they sat on the steps, contently and messily eating their ice cream.
Wyatt got bored after awhile though and decided to try to share with Jack.
When Jack didn't want to, he figured it was perfectly natural and ok to just share it with him anyway. But instead of sharing it with his mouth, he smeared it onto his neck and into his hair. This didn't go over well with Jack. But after Wyatt said sorry, they got over it...eventually. :)

Sitting at the "campin fire"

Jack and mommy, Marisa, sitting at the campfire after the huge hurricane-esque storm passed by. See the sunshine coming through the trees. Saturday had been extremely overcast and muggy. It felt like a storm was coming all day long to me. So I'd say about 5 o'clock, finally we felt the rain, and then shortly the thunder and lightning and then the wind. Oh, the wind was howling. It was bending the trees back and forth, and we all were scrambling to bring our awnings in. It was over with in about 20-30 min. All that wind cleared out the clouds and we were left with a gorgeous evening. It was a beautiful sunset. I really wanted to drive up to the lookout and take some pictures of the sunset, but...I suppose I should keep that to myself.

Chris and Marisa brought their boat and it was Wyatt's first boat ride. He loved it, and once again, had no fear. He kept trying to hang off the side of it to touch the water. It was so much fun to be able to cruise around!
Chris let both the boys "help" him drive the boat. As you can imagine for any 2 1/2 yr old little boy, it was a delight.

We had a great camping trip and now are looking forward to the next adventure we have planned. Stay tuned!


Dana & Tyler said...

Looks like you guys had a blast as well as the boys! Did you do any water skiing?

I just read your edited post below and I am so sorry to hear about your Grandpa. I will continue to keep your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Jackie said...

Jack and Wyatt's pictures are so cute! How fun! I can't wait to be able to go camping again . . . I know Luke will be in toddler heaven when we do go again.

Kelly said...

Sounds like a fun trip Em. The pictures of the boys are cute.

I'm so sorry to hear about your grandpa. We're praying for your family.