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Camping was a little rough this year. Everyone in our family has either a baby or a toddler that just learned to walk or one who refused to eat anything. There were babies everywhere and it was definitely a challenge to “rough it” in the woods.
But, it was still good to get a drastic change in scenery. I’m always so caught up in the demands of this little ‘ol blog of ours that I don’t allow myself to rest. It’s weird when you blog full time, it doesn’t feel like work, but I figured between my hubby and I, we probably plow at least 60 hours a week into our website.
It’s fun for sure and our dream job, but we
sometimes always get carried away. Last night I stayed up untill 2:00am on my laptop because I’m ridiculous.
So, yeah. Camping…This baby dear got plenty of Sunshine Vitamin – D and some sweet rosy cheeks.
The baby and I slept in my parents camper while my hubby was in a tent. This year we purchased an adapter hose that connected a large propane tank to our tent heater so he didn’t have to get up in the middle of the night to change a mini propane tank. It’s a niiiice thing to have. You ottsta get one (sorry, my slang is terribly rusty lately and possibly out of date). Here’s the tent we’ve used for the past 11 years, but alas we’ve outgrown it.
If you have a crazy awesome tent that you want to tell me about, let me know in a comment below. We’ll be shopping for a bigger family tent next year.
We start with the Babies! My mom made swings for the babies that hung from the trees (like this one) for daytime napping. The babies loved them – I would have crawled into one if it were adult sized; mosquito protection cover, forest shade and a gentle breeze…
Evenings were the most stressful for me because of the mosquitos, but thankfully they didn’t bite the babies.
I think washing this cutie outdoors was my favorite part of camp. She’s so fluffy :).
The kids always love camp. Fun, sun, friends everywhere all the time, frogs, docks, sand, canoes, fishing, atv’s, deer at the campsite…I’m pretty sure I missed 100 more things.
The guys went biking, but ended up doing more bike carrying than biking :-O.
And ofcourse the night life! Campfires and s’mores with giant marshmallow goodness.
Sorry I didn’t take many pictures of food. I just forgot. Completely. Ofcourse we packed lots of organic mac & cheese for the littles. On the right are Mom’s buttermilk pancakes with freshly picked huckleberries from the forest. That was my favorite camping meal. Oh and the freshly caught trout!
I found wifi at the far corner of our camp site. From the comfort of the curb, my popsicle and my iphone, I answered your pressing cooking questions ;). Thanks Vadim for the picture!
Camping from Tuesday to Sunday – I’ve never loved my pillow and shower more than the day we got home.
Are you the camping type?