Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Nothing like the great outdoors....

This past Memorial Weekend, we decided it might be fun to take the kids camping. So we packed up the car, loaded up the kids and carpooled with our dear friends, the Bailey's to beautiful Linx Lake. It rained all night and due to limited space, we ended up camping in a NO CAMPFIRE zone, but we still had a good time. It was little Bennet Bailey's 4th birthday so we had a little birthday party for him that night. I made dutch oven chicken and rice and John made his famous dutch oven peach cobbler. We sang to Bennet, who then blew out his birthday...match? Birthday cobbler and ice cream, yum! At 7 months old, it was Jack's first camping trip. He even had a little camping buddy...7 month old Jeremiah Bailey. Jack loved every minute of it! The babies took turns crying us all to sleep but after everyone settled down, we slept soundly to the piter patter of rain ALL NIGHT LONG!!! We awoke the next morning to wet clothes and pancakes. The Baileys were in charge of breakfast and did a fantastic job! We broke down camp while the kids ran around like wild animals. Then, it was off to the lake. John taught Janalyn some valuable life lessons, like how to cast a fishing pole, and how to squat in the woods. We took a beautiful hike around Linx Lake and saw all sorts of neat wildlife from a snake, to a mother duck and her new baby ducklings!The weather was beautiful. The scenery, serene.Our picnic lunch was a bit windy, but the brownie bites and hot dogs well made up for it! On our hike,We stopped for a family picture....and for Janalyn to sit right in an ant pile!!!We had tons of fun with the Bailey family... who hopefully didn't get too sick of us by the end of our journey!We plan on more camping trips in the future....just not until we aquire a porta-potty and children who are a bit older! Babies and camping don't mix well, right Jack?
Homeward bound to bathe! On Saturday night, my friend, Maranna came through on her way to Washington, all the way from Ft. Hood, Texas. It was fun having her and her little girl, Lily for dinner.
We wrapped up our long Memorial weekend kind of rough. Both kids ended up sick on Monday. Poor Jack spiked a temperature of 102.2! Janalyn made it to a baseball game with daddy that morning; Diamondbacks vs. Padres. Padres won.

Check out this cute family!

Happy Memorial Day!!! A BIG thanks to all those who have and do serve our great nation!

1 comment:

John and Dana Lyn said...

CUTE Memorial Day pictures. Now I WANT TO GO CAMPING! You guys could have borrowed our porta-potty... sounds gross, but we're family right? ;)