Monday, September 7, 2009

Labor Day Weekend Saturday - Monday

Well we've survived our second to last camping trip of 2009. I can't believe it's September. Lucy's last year of preschool. We've had a super great summer. Full of outdoor fun. We really discovered our camping groove, we both love it. This weekend we tried a new (for us) park. Banning. I've never camped there with kids. Our cousins Mike, Terri and Sam and Jack joined us for the first night. What fun. The kids got to really play together and do some bonding without all the normal hullabaloo of large groups, huge meals or gifts to disrupt. Always bring buckets and shovels camping. Dirt, rocks and water can provide hours of fun entertainment for the under 7 crowd.
When dirt just isn't enough, you need to pull out the magnets. We discovered that Banning State Park must be very "irony" as many slivers of rocks stuck to the magnets.

Lucy tried to claim that she was bigger then Sam. Not so much.
Roasting marshmallows.
We want more smores.
The next morning Mike demonstrated his manly hatcheting skills. He did suffer a minor injury but the kids remained at a safe distance.
We had a geocaching failure. Thankfully later that day Terri and Sam circumvented the need for a gps and just phoned for help. The two of them were very very goal orientated. Sam, next time we'll find it quicker.

Rocks, kids and water = fun fun fun.
Post nap ipod. Sara joined us for both nights of camping fun.
After nap we went on a 1.8 mile hike. Lucy walked the whole way and we sooooo good!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

great pictures, man does terri look like her mama. great that the kids had fun together I hope you do more of that