Thursday, June 17, 2010

{June Camping!}

By chance we booked the perfect weekend to camp!  Until last weekend, It felt like it had been pouring rain for 3 weeks.  So a camping trip one or two weeks earlier would have made for yucky and cold conditions.  Instead, sunshine, shorts, and outside fun.

We met up with my sibs...Bryce&Becca fam + Reese&Chris fam.  6 adults & 7 cousins all had a great time.  Reese recommended this campground in Mossyrock, WA.  It is one of the Tacoma Power Park campgrounds.  It was fabulous and just over an hour from our house!  It is tough getting a spot because everyone reserves so early, so we decided to go in June while school was still in session.  We booked a few months ago and were lucky to find two spots next to each other. 

Oh these babies were so much fun!

Paige and Addy in the "friend chair".

Ry pushing/pulling Brynn's bike around for hours!

Ry was oh so cute....but so hard too!  I knew this was going to be the tough summer with a toddler.  He's not quite old enough to understand consequences, which meant lots of "Come back Ry!" and "No Ry!".  So we finally just tied him to a rope.  He didn't like it much, but he stayed in the camp!
But I just can't resist this face no matter what he gets into!  We played for a few hours on the beach. The water was too cold to swim, but the kids had a ball in the sand and playground.

Water balloon fun back at camp.

Ty Ty's 'Camping' Birthday Party! Becca did a great job with all the party activities, complete with a home-made 'moon' pinata!
The birthday boy! 6 years old!

(Cell Phone Pic)

It went by too fast and we all wished we had one more day.  Can't wait to get the trailer out again ... we have scheduled trips in July, August, and September.  Let the summer begin!  (But I need to get through the last day of school...which isn't until next week!!)


Jen I 12:42 PM  

I'm always such a chicken to go camping with little kids, but it sounds like so much fun with family!

And wow, tying your kid to a rope - why haven't I thought of that before?! :)

Reese 1:01 PM  

Gorgeous pics. It was sooo fun!

Becca, Bryce, Ty and Caden 2:46 PM  

Great pics Rochelle! Addy is so animated!! We had a great time - wish we could do it again this summer!

Tyler 5:43 PM  

Looks like a great trip! Can't wait to see you guys soon!

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