Sunday, August 17, 2008


To me, this picture defines childhood and memories. It just reminds me of running and playing without a care in the world. Dirt on your face, holes in your pants and it just doesn't matter. Beautiful. If only we could always be that care free.

We spent the weekend camping and I was a little nervous about it. I camped as a kid and a few times as an adult...but never with an infant. I over packed, like I always do. We had all sorts of issues leading up to the trip,including Aiden choking on a screw while I was trying to pack and find a campground, the day we were leaving. Yes, he put a tiny little screw in his mouth and then choked on it. Throwing up all over himself and his couch. It was lovely and just what I needed.

After making it to the first campground it was insanely busy. Of course it was 7ish and I'm sure a lot of people got off work and had the same idea we had. We left and went to the second campground. It didn't look busy but it also looked a little scary (sorry Anne!) so we headed back to the first. After looking around we found 2 perfect spots, shaded and nobody around us.

After we got settled out came the alcohol...b/c really, who camps without alcohol regardless of what the rules say? Let me just say, I'm getting damn good at making Yucka aka fair lemonade minus water plus vodka. So good! Recipe to follow.
Only one run in with the park ranger, I'd say that's pretty good.

I ate so much this weekend, I don't even want to think about my WW points. It wouldn't be pretty...but it was so so worth it. We went with Natlie, Rick and Chloe. We probably couldn't have picked a better group or a better weekend to go. It was seriously, fabulous. Ian was a total dream, aside from a few fits he was perfect. He slept until 11 on Saturday...I KNOW...ELEVEN!! Thank goodness for the bouncy seat, I think he just liked taking it all in.

The boys (the big ones) took up whittling while on this trip. No, I'm not joking. Jared made a knife and Rick made a spoon...actually two spoons. The first he gave to Chloe and the second he deemed the 'fertility spoon'. So all you girls out there TTCing, who needs science...apparently you just need a fertility spoon.

And on to a few more pictures:


Karol said...

I'm just grinning looking at those pictures. I'm so glad everything went as smoothly as possible. Aiden looked like he a had a great time.

natalie said...

I had such a good time!! I want to go back...NOW! :)

Annegirrl said...

Good to know that my cousin's campground looks scary. I won't be going there anytime soon.