Saturday, June 6, 2009

Memorial Day Camping

Camping on Memorial Day weekend at Paradise Lake. It is so fun. We have gone to the same campground for the past three years and it just keeps getting better! This camping trip was awesome! So fun and no unexpected problems like last time. Last camping trip we discovered a pipe in our camping trailer had frozen during the winter and broken which meant a trailer floor full of water, it was POURING down rain and cold, the truck tire was leaking air, and it was just not meant to be. So... a few hundred dollars later of repairs and a sunshine dance later and Ta Da, it was a very easy camping trip! :) We decided that Spring Break is not a good time for camping..... ever. Memorial Day weekend ended up being a great weekend and we all had so much fun! :) We have to say this was one of our favorite camping trips so far! The Plummer's came with us for the first night and it was so fun to have them. Then they were off to Seattle for a baseball game and Christell came and stayed the day with us. Then the last two days were just us and it was all a great time.

Durango the camp guard dog. :) She loves camping!

Nice Catch Kellie-babe! :) She is hoping that if she kisses the fish he will turn in to a prince! Ha! :) Our little fisher-woman. :)

Cute boys! :)

The Eagle Scout is teaching the baby birds how to build a campfire!

Flame On!

Okay, so I just wanted a sweet photo with my campers, but I got a girl giving me bunny ears and a big boy with a very goofy face. :) Typical. :)

Marky.... I think he got his tongue from his Uncle Mark. :)

Ryan sitting around the campfire roasting his marshmallow. :)

The Fisherman!

At the lake. Joshua was a warm little Eskimo watching the fishing derby. :) What a cute big sister, too!

Watching the fish flop around on the ground. It slipped out of someones hand and became a source of squeals of delight! It wasn't big enough to be a keeper, but it was fun to watch.

"Hi everybody!"

Durango and Bailey! :) Bailey was still clean at this point, when he left he had TONS of fun little sticks and moss stuck all over in his tail! :) He was a camping dog today!

Auntie Christell brought donuts! Mmmmm....

WOW, nice catch buddy bear! :) You are a good fisherman!

They have nice WARM outdoor pools at this campground. It was 80 degrees in the water!

Swimmy girl!

uummm..... how is it t hat I keep getting photos like this of this boy?
Marky is nutty!

Sitting in the big kids camping chair! :) Such a big boy!

Little Camper Baby and his Daddy! :)

Auntie Christell came for a visit all day Saturday with Bailey. It was fun to hang out and relax. Hey Lady, we still have to have our championship dice game.... we are still tied! :)

If you look hard enough, you can see Joshua's little teeth in this photo! He has 2! :)

Grins and Giggles! Good morning gang!

Okay, so a weekend in the woods can't be ALL smiles, at this point Marky and Joshua were both bawling, but Joshua stopped when he saw me with the camera. He usually automatically smiles when the camera is out, but at this moment, the best he could muster up was to "stop" crying. :) Daddy looks thrilled with his sad bears!

Joshua eating his bread in the camper. :) Yummy! :) Snack time for me!

It would not be a camping trip in our family without there being a giant pile of dirt on the picnic table at some point. Now is as good as time as any I suppose! :)

Yay for Ice Cream!

"I am going to be very sticky when I am done, Mom."


What a great day!~ Ice cream cones and pretend adventures around camp. Our kids have the world's best imaginations! :)

Marky on the tractor. :)

How did you get up there, Ryan? :) Oh, it must be his spiderman web hands that helped him!

Crazy stump climbers!

It wouldn't be a camping trip without some seriously sticky marshmallow hands, would it?

Joshua! Woo hoo.... watching it all happen from his toy! :)

We went and played shuffleboard. The kids had fun playing around and Eric and I had a "friendly" competition.

Well, I got my fanny kicked at shuffleboard, but it was sure a lot of fun! :) Eric is the shuffleboard master!

WOW, nice catch Ryan! Daddy and Ryan were out on a mans-fishing trip for a couple of hours and came back with a nice haul! :)

Marky didn't catch his own fish this time, so he had to borrow Ryan's for a fishy-photo. :)

It wouldn't be normal if I didn't look over and Kellie and Ryan had made a whole new group of friends! Our little social bugs! :)

Joshua at the pool. He was the life guard. :)

Getting one last swim in before we had to leave!

What a super fun camping weekend! Eric and I decided that this was one of the best camping trips we've had. Everything went smoothy and the weather was perfect, the kids were well behaved and everyone was grins and giggles! :) Yay~ A Camping Success!

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