Monday, September 1, 2008

Camping fun!

The kids and I went camping this weekend with a bunch of family. Grandma and Grandpa Great, Grandma Charlene and Grandpa Brent, Aunt Jackie and Uncle John, and Brandon, Maryann, Braven, Madison, and Braxton all were there. Uncle Buzz and Aunt Ree were just a few campsites away with her mom and dad. We had a great time playing Phase 10, roasting Starbursts (only Hannah says they aren't as good if Emily isn't there to help her roast them right), and eating LOTS of food! We had some yummy sourdough pancakes, John's yummy ribs, Grandpa Brent's dutch oven potatoes, and corn on the cob, just to name a few. Braxton and Pyper even got in on the Starburst roasting, I think Braxton roasted at least one for everyone there.

The kids, except Pyper and Braxton, all hiked up to the spring with Buzz and Ree. The little kids stayed and kept us bigger ones entertained with a rousing game of tennis/baseball/football/la crosse. I'm not really sure of the rules, but while catching/hitting the football with tennis rackets, they would occasionally score a "home run" and have to take off running. I think at one point Braxton even scored a "touchdown"!

Jason, Bryli, and Mason came up for a short visit one night so we got to play with them as well. Bryli has a small infatuation with rocks her dad says, so she had fun joining Pyper in throwing them in the river. Mason was just as cute and squishy as ever! He even smiled for me!

The kids also played in the water a lot. I am pretty sure now that children have little or no sense of feeling--that water was COLD!! Pyper and Braxton spent a bunch of time wading and throwing rocks in the water, while the older kids fearlessly killed wasps (which were aplenty) and gave them proper burials at sea- on tree bark wrapped in grass blankets. My kids were all sad when Braven, Punky, and Braxton had to leave! I didn't take many pictures, but here are a few shots of the fun!

We all had a good time, but the kids and I decided that we missed Aunt Lynette's family (the pancake recipe called for baking soda and no one had any. We really needed Lynette there, she has EVERYTHING!!), and our California cousins! Maybe next time...

3 comments:

The Real Life of Mark and Em said...

We missed being there too! We really wanted to come but alas work called!!

Grandma Charlene said...

Thanks for a fun weekend. It just isn't the same when you are not there!!

JeNnI said...

Well it sounds like you all had a super fun weekend.. Wish we coulda came!!! Maybe someday in the near future we will move closer to the promised land so we can join in the fun!!!! Keep crossin your fingers, and TOES haha...