Saturday, August 30, 2014

Always an Adventure...


When you are a mom of little boys there is one thing you just have to do:

Camping.

Yuck...I know...

So, last night for the first time EVER we loaded up our new tent, drove 2.5 hours to a beautiful state park.  Got our spot, got the tent out & it started to rain.  No...It started to POUR, thunder AND lightning, as Kelly and I attempted to put this tent together in the dark, (except for when it would lightning...then we could see for a sec), all with 5 little faces peering out the back window of our SUV.  After 20 minutes we got back in the car SOAKED, buckled everyone in & drove home.  True story.  

The kids never pouted once, in fact, they thanked us over & over again for trying.  It really was pretty funny, 5 hours in the car with 5 kids and no vacation.  

So this afternoon...


The tent went up in the backyard.


They were all pretty pleased with themselves & I'm pretty sure they were all thinking last nights tent fail was my help vs. theirs.  

Dinner was Franks & Beans over the fire.


With camping it's the little things like cooking your own dinner,




and getting away with drinking your beans cause you can't remember where you put your spoon down,


sneaking the chocolate for the s'mores,


and chilling with Daddio.


The boys gobbled the beans,


(and apparently put their hot dogs right on the driveway.)



(Don't worry when I noticed it in the pic I got the kid a plate.)


Rocco took delight in gathering firewood...

...from my rock garden.


Okay, Okay, so we are not legit campers.

I won't be earning this badge:



I'll admit that when the rain started tonight I snuck inside with Kit as the rest of the crew hurried to the tent.  

So they are out there:


while the 2 of us will be snug in our comfy beds...

...oooh scratch that...
the door just opened & 2 boys in their tighty whities are coming in with their flashlights claiming it's too hot (Its 69 degrees).

Well, the 4 of us will be cozy 
& Annie, Rocco & Kel will earn this tonight:


Good night friends!

8 comments:

Auntie Cake said...

Sweet! Looks like they all had loads of fun! Can't wait to hear all about it tomorrow morning!

It's me said...

Wowwww so nice !!!...doing things with the whole familly !!!...love it...enjoy !! happy sunday...love Ria...x !

Amanda Salovich said...

What a fun memory!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Oh my.....I would have driven back home too! This post is just so much fun and your pictures are perfect!
Love that tiny little camp chair too. What a fun time for the kids. When did Kit get so big????

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Ha-ha! Ya'll are troopers, that's for sure. :) Best wishes, Tammy

Gloria said...

That is such a cute story! I have heard it said that the trips that have some crisis involved are some of the family's most memorable ones! The hot dog on the driveway...too funny! :) Your children won't forget any of this good stuff!!!
xoxo....Gloria

Jo said...

Looks like lot's of fun. Love the photos:)

Shelby Beach said...

LOL;0) hahaha! I love it. Next time rent an RV not a lot of set up and a bed off the ground, even a toilet that flushes. That's my kind of camping:0)