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First Family Camping Trip

This past Friday to Saturday night was the first time we went camping with the kids. Stefan and I love to camp, but I admit I hadn't done it in years (I have a weird thing with being too hot, and nursing while without showers...). We thought the kids were now at a good age to show them what it's like, and they loved it. Of course, the free exploration of the outside and the camp-fire were just the peaks of their excitement. The sleeping bag and sharing the tent was the epitome of a good time to them.
We went to Wagon-train and got a perfect little spot situated next to a creek and this wonderful old climbing tree. The kids could easily maneuver into and out of this little spot and they played there for about two hours.
When the sun sets now in the Fall, it gets dark quickly and cold! Our children each had 3 layers on (one of them being wool!) and they were still cold. Of course I forgot hats for them since it was such a spur of the moment trip. I'll be better prepared next time.
Of course the thing I love most about camping is the fire. I can sit in my chair all evening and just watch it and stay warm. For some reason I did not even get to read a sentence out of that book, since someone always needed something, or it got too dark, but I think I'll have plenty of time when we go again in two weeks, since (I hope) Stefan gets off work a little earlier.
Anikka loving the fire...she looks a little dazed but they just loved watching it, especially in their own little chairs .


barefoot mama said…
We just took our first camping trip. We have three kids and they are all really young. Camping was a great vacation for us. It's inexpensive and the kids can run around all day...camping rocks!!
here's our trip:)
Barefoot Mama, TX

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