Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Thanksgiving Camping Trip

It’s been crazy around here, as usual, but it sure has been FUN!  We went searching for some fall color with 5 other families and had a blast camping – in an RV, of course, because I’m not insane enough to tent camp with an 8 month old.  (I actually admire those of you who are willing to do that!)  Tony makes sure I remember my “camping” experience included a microwave and refrigerator, so he’s hesitant to say we went camping.

Either way, it was tons of fun and the kids had a blast.  Little man was great and just hung out in my Ergo most of the trip…even the 5 mile hike.  We never heard a peep out of him.  He just enjoyed the scenery and took a few cat naps.

Bear was another story…we heard plenty from her by the end.  Five miles was pretty adventurous for her little legs.  The next day, she had no interest in going on any hikes until we were going on one that ended at Crystal Caverns and she knew she could look at crystals in the rocks.

Rocks are her love language.

That’s a pretty sweet deal for me since that means she’s happy with her rock “hamster'” that lives in a real hamster cage.  Rock hamsters are not smelly at all.  And, we didn’t need to find anyone to feed it when we went camping…(nice segue back to the camping trip, huh?)


Go, Bear, Go..up that Texas mountain!



Here’s our laidback little guy, ready to go wherever we drag him.


Bear’s ready to explore the cave.


Bear didn’t care that is was hard work getting there…she was motivated.




We came home in time to spend Thanksgiving Day with our family.  I hope everyone had a relaxing day. 


The Hull's at #4 said...

Hey! I've missed talking to you! Looks like y'all had fun, and I can relate to the rock love language two of my four speak it too!

Tisha said...

I was so excited when I saw you had a blog post! I love reading about your family. I know life is busy with five. :) That trip looks so fun. I can't imagine camping in Indiana in November! Gotta love Texas weather! Miss you friend...

Are These Kids All Yours? said...

Love it! Looks like lots of fun. Our family loves hiking!!!