Friday, September 10, 2010

Camping, part six - the kid's perspective

This will be the last post about our camping trip, I promise...

Natalie and Aubriella both took lots and lots of pictures on the trip with Natalie's camera. It was so much fun to download the pictures afterwards and see the trip from the kid's point of view. Some of the pictures were really quite awesome:
Swimsuits drying in the sun.

A colorful bottle of fruit punch.

Flip flops sitting on top of the cooler.

I love the colors, and how it shows so many cute little details that I would not have thought to capture myself. Looking at these pictures, I'm pretty sure the kids had a great time at camping, too!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Camping, part five - the conclusion

On our last day of camping, we spent the morning by - and in - the kiddie pool:
Silly Daddy, that floating ring doesn't fit you!

The perfect place to hang out on a warm, sunny day.

This is fun!

And we even got a real family picture!
Smile!

In conclusion, this was the best camping trip ever! It may have been the first camping trip ever for us too, but I'm sure it won't be the last. Can't wait to go back next year!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Camping, part four - transportation

Being a kid, there are many ways to get around when you are on a campground. Of course, you can walk (or run) almost anywhere, but here are some of the preferred methods of transportation:
The view is great from up here on Daddy's shoulders!

The wagon was perfect for the two kids:
Sharing a ride and a snack!

And where were the two kids going? To see Cindy Bear, of course!

Natalie and Aubriella with Cindy Bear!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Camping, part three - a fun activity

The campground had some fun activities for the kids. One of them was shaving cream hairstyles!
Natalie getting ready to style Aubriella's hair!

Aubriella soon got her revenge:

Hmm, interesting...

Quite messy, but oh, well, nothing a quick shower can't take care of!

These pictures were taken with a waterproof single use camera, so they are a little grainy. I'm counting on the cuteness factor to outweigh the graininess...

Monday, September 6, 2010

Camping, part two - around the campground

We were camping at a Yogi Bear campground. And of course, we had to get the obligatory picture:
The girls and the bears.

The playground was great - it had one of Natalie's favorite features:

Lily pads!

Natalie slept on her own little mattress, complete with a build in Tinkerbell cover. And she quickly discovered that it was very useful for other things beside sleeping:

Jump, jump, jump!

But the best thing about camping was definitely to spend time together as friends.
Aubriella and Natalie, just hanging out and telling silly jokes!


Well, I think there was one other best thing...
Snow cone!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Camping, part one - unpacking

One of the biggest highlights of this summer was when we went camping with Aubriella and her family. I've got so many pictures from it that this will be a story in many parts. Here's part one - unpacking...

The girls kept busy while us grown-ups unpacked the cars:

Coloring together - so good at sharing.

Of course, they didn't sit still for all that long...
Dancing is great!

We had a nice and comfy cottage. The air condition was nice as the days were pretty warm. Here's the view from the deck:

View from the deck, day one...

Of course, it didn't stay that peaceful for long - this is much better: View from the deck, day two...

To be continued...