Wednesday, June 5, 2013

First Camping Trip of the Year

This past weekend we took our first camping trip of the year. We headed to Bear Lake Campground in Manawa. 

There weren't too many other campers, other than the seasonal campers because school isn't out yet. It was nice being so quiet and a little more secluded. 

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If you ask any of our kids what their favorite thing about camping is, you'll hear one of two things - smores or swimming. 

This week before our camping trip Treyton and I found GIANT marshmallows at the grocery store. We have actually had larger marshmallows before, but these were the biggest marshmallows I have ever seen - at least three times the size of a normal marshmallow. 

Treyton has become a master smore maker, and I'm not even exaggerating. His smores are perfectly golden and melted all the way through (even the giant ones!!) 

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The campground had a play ground that the girls really enjoyed. Anytime there is this amount of sand Audrey's happy!! 

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They also had a beach there (on Bear Lake, obviously). The older kids and Tim went swimming on Saturday while Titus took a nap - it was a little chilly and they saw a snake, but other than that (and maybe a little because of that), the kids loved it. 

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On Sunday, after church I let the kids dip there feet in the water, it was a little colder on Sunday, so the kids weren't very interested in actually swimming, but the beach was really peaceful, so we hung out there for a while. 

 

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Titus is finally starting to get the hang of sitting on his own. Here he is living life large in his own grassy spot. 

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I love his smile!! And his one little dimple!! 

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This might be one of my favorite family pictures, and we took it ourselves! 

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All in all it was a great camping trip. It was a little different camping with a baby, a little bit tougher, there's always learning curve but I think we will get the hang of it. :) 

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