Monday, July 26, 2010

Our 1st family camping trip.

We took our first family camping trip this past weekend.
And I guess this is technically Sawyer's first vacation - well, we'll call it a mini vacation. I was a little nervous about taking a 5 1/2 month old baby camping in the heat of the summer {and it's HOT} but it all went great and we had an awesome time!

We headed out Friday afternoon. We chose a campground that was only about 40 minutes away in case it was a total disaster we could head home.
Watching us set up Friday afternoon.
I know I've said it a thousand times but he is such a happy baby. And he is pretty go with the flow. Love those curled up baby toes!
Just hanging out Friday afternoon. The heat wasn't too bad -- we were in the shade with fans going and we had a breeze from the lake.
A butterfly landed on Keith's sunglasses -- aren't butterflies good luck?
Our view.
This little boy loved being outside.
He was entralled by nature.
This bright blue sky is what he is so fixed on in the above picture.
Cooper had fun too. He loves being right where we are.
Our dinner Friday night - along with some chips and dip. This is also about the time we realized we forgot the hot dog buns. We improvised with bread.
We had a fire both nights -- just for our viewing pleasure from afar because it was way too hot to get close to it.
There was a full moon.
We did get close enough to the fire to roast our marshmellows for smores!
Saturday morning.
Outside playing Saturday. We just took lots of inside breaks to cool off during the middle of the day when it was the hottest.

Keith and I played lots of dominos. A camping staple for us!
With my buddy ~ in our usual position.
We enjoyed a yummy watermelon Saturday afternoon - a nice cool treat!
Cooper loved the inside breaks too - for cooling off.
Sunday morning...
Just getting home. All smiles from a fun weekend.
It was a great trip. So much fun. It was really nice to just hang out and play and spend time together without a tv or computer...

4 comments:

Amanda said...

It looks like you guys had so much fun! I wish we had an RV to go camping too! Saw really looks very much like you Tiff in those first few pics! What a good baby to go on a camping trip so young! :)

Kathy Jo said...

I know you guys had a GREAT trip!!! I can't wait for our upcoming trip with the Jacksons!! Sawyer is such a good little man that I think he will enjoy anything you guys do with him! I always love the pics of Sawyer with Coopie...like Coopie is always looking out for him!!!

Love you all!!
Kathy

Jennrob said...

wow. you had your hair fixed in one picture! i remember you always had perfect hair! :) mine would be pulled up w/ a sweat band around my face, lol.
it looks like ya'll had a blast! both of my boys love being outside as well. i'm looking forward to the fall! :) i can't believe sawyer is almost 6 mths! ya'll need to call us the next time you come in town. we would love to hang out and meet the little man :)

BeLLa said...

aawwhh - the camping trip looked like so much fun. you took some great pics tipper. love the one that you can see ever hair on little saw's head. love your headband you made too!

your family is precious and i wish so much we all lived just a bit closer. =)

xoxo