Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Camping 08/10/07-08/13/07 at Potter's Pond

Yup, that's right. I gave the boy a "sheep herder's bath" as my husband calls it. In the cold creek he went. It's not my fault he felt the need to touch something sticky and then roll in the dirt every 10 seconds! He did fine and he had a nice fluffy towel waiting for him!

My cutie boy all clean. He stayed this way for all of 5 minutes!

Avery and Ryleigh "riding" the 4-wheeler. You could even hear them making fake "riding" noises. Vrooom! Vroooooom!

Bailey posing for the camera as usual.

Ryleigh's first fish! She reeled it in all by herself with her Barbie pole!

I took Avery on a ride and it lulled her right to sleep! I don't know how she slept through the bumpy trail, but I guess she liked it!

"Hi, Mom! Yep, that's right...I am FILTHY and loving it!"

Josh getting the fishing poles ready. After the first day, he held a "fishing seminar" teaching everyone how to fix their own hooks and unhook their own fish. I guess he wanted more time to fish for himself and less time fixing everyone else's poles! He said that next year everyone will be gutting their own fish, too. Because I am married to the instructor, I have a pass on that one! :)

Things I don't want to forget about our camping trip:

-All the people who went: Me, Josh, Bay, Roo, Avers, Lukey, Mom, Dad, Brat, Landon, Eric, Cody, Daniel, Zac, Kristine, Cassie, Nate, Sammie, Gail, Kevin, Caleb, Trevor and dogs: Joey and Daisy
-Cassie hitting herself in the face
-Playing Phase 10 by fire light
-Gail smacking Caleb in the face with a fish
-Daniel not catching a fish all weekend and then catching a 3 inch long one
-Roasting Starbursts over the fire
-Making cinammon rolls over the fire
-Tree art (hee hee hee)
-Joey and Daisy falling out of the trailer on the way home
-Nate scaring the women on the way back from the bathroom, by hiding under the camper and growling
-Dad telling stories of Hatchet Dan and the aliens
-Being told, after the fact, that there was a bear in the campground 2 weeks ago
-The lovely family across from us, that sprayed Lysol in the bathroom every time they used it. We tried to time our bathroom visits with theirs!
-The girls, Cassie, Sammie and Kristine made beaded necklaces
-Landon crying every time we took him off the 4-wheeler
-The little kid helmet getting stolen-THIEVES!
-Going on a 4-wheeler ride and catching up to a truck. The driver was peeing in the road!

GOOD-BYE SUMMER 2007!! On to the school year and new memories!


Pat Garrard said...

Cute stuff, thanks for the memories. I also would like to add: A naked Nathan and the girls wanting him dressed. Gail and the plastic marshmellow. The "puppy deer" that Avery saw. I'll try to remember more. Mom

lizzie said...

sounds like a lot of fun. i love camping but haven't been in a couple of summers--so sad!

Mommy said...

Looks like everyone had a good time.