Monday, June 20, 2011

father's day weekend camping trip

Rather than hang around town with the Henry family in San Diego (including Finn & Kenton) & the Hecht family camping at the coast, I decided to take on camping with Cedar. It may not have been easier than hanging around town, but it was more fun...even with the rain & the constant movement/exploring/running away from the 2 year old. :P

We followed the Ruddicks to the camp site & went for a walk after we set up camp & ate dinner. Memaw & Papa arrived as we were eating, but stayed behind to set up their site.

Running boy!

Friday was a beautiful day & I'm so glad we explored on the dunes that evening!

Lake Cleowox

Uncle Josh kept the kids entertained by pulling them on the sleds.

So much room to run & play!

Ronan & Griffin wore their sweatshirts backwards & put their hoods over their faces to keep the sand out of their eyes. :P

We climbed to the top of the dune! On the way up, Cedar yelled out to Ronan (who was struggling towards the end), "You can do it!" :)

Mama & Cedar

Cedar loved sliding back down the dune.

But he couldn't pass up another ride, along with Griffin.

Tate, Gretchen & Cedar

Later that evening, the Chases arrived & set up their site. Sleeping was a little rough on everyone & then we woke up to misty drizzle that lasted all day Saturday & resulted in big drips constantly falling from the trees. :\ Thankfully, Josh & Gretchen brought two canopies & we had some space to stay dry.

Me & the busy boy. I stayed pretty dry, but Cedar was constantly exploring in the bushes, falling on the ground & putting his hands in the dripping water. He did not stay dry. But it didn't seem to bother him!

The big kids, playing with the camp fire.

Aaron & Becca, playing a game called Blink, I think. :)

Sadie & Cedar with his blankie.

Memaw was brave & brought supplies for tie-dying!

Heavy umbrella!

My cousin Dan & his family came on Saturday afternoon.

Aaron & Tyler playing Carcassonne, while Dan & Papa played music.

Cedar spent a lot of time walking along the curb behind our car. He liked naming the letters he recognized from the back of the car & the license plate. :P

Memaw also brought the tools for making HUGE bubbles!
Kara, Summer & Dan seemed to have a lot of fun! ;)

Cedar did too & managed to soak his clothes again! But, he still did not mind. :P

The bubble master!

Cohen & Griffin were great sports & let Cedar pop SO many bubbles. :)

Huge bubble!

The boys using their tools, while everyone packed up.

Tyler & Aaron played another game of Carcassonne, while Brooke visited. I was happy that I had a chance to teach them on Saturday, while Memaw got Cedar down for a nap! :)

Yet again, Memaw provided supplies for another fun activity! The 2-year-olds loved painting with water colors!

The whole group!
Brooke & Dan were the first to depart, since they had to drive 4 hours to get home to Portland! Thanks so much for coming out, guys! We really enjoyed visiting & playing. :)


Silly faces!

Cedar & Mama

*Special thanks to Jesse & Carolyn for lending me their tent & sleeping pad & lantern & head lamp! :P I wouldn't have made it without your help! ;)

1 comment:

Jacque said...

Looks like you guys had a lot of fun! It pretty mch POURED all day Saturday for us at the cabin too! ;-)