Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Camping Camping Camping!

I had to make a separate post about our camping trip we took a couple weekends ago with the Bolingers and the Stewarts. It was so much fun! I hadn't been camping since we went with the Holidays two years ago and went huckleberry picking, so I was craving it!! We went to a place kind of by Flagstaff called Mormon Lake. Sam did really well...better than expected. He's finally getting to the age where he enjoys stuff like that! Unfortunately though, on top of teething, he had a cold too, so night times were a little bit rough. He didn't want to sleep in the trailer unless I was laying right next to him, but thanks to Benedryl he was knocked out pretty fast and I was able to trick him by leaving a bunched up blanket next to him so that he felt something there and thought it was me. :) He also slept through the whole night! He was also a little cranky in the mornings but once everyone was up and he saw Colter playing, he was fine. Something that was a little hard for me was seeing him so dirty! I have never seen him so dirty before! I don't even like him having a booger on his face, but he was just COVERED in dirt and there was nothing I could do about it! I had to just keep reminding myself that it's okay because we are camping, he's a boy, and I would be able to go home the next day and shower him. I think as we do stuff like this more it will become easier for me to accept. :)

The second day we were there Brand, Tiff, and Nick took Dave paint-balling in the forest for his first time and he absolutely loved it! They all got some good hits in and now Dave wants to go all the time! Destiny and I had to stay back with the kids... I didn't mind though... :)

That night Destiny made the BEST dutch oven dinner! A wonderful pork roast with potato slices and bacon, etc....it was so delicious! The last day we were there we drove up to Sedona and went to Slide Rock. Now that was fun! And Sam loved it! We jumped off of some cliffs, slid down some waterfall slides...and then the normal summer monsoon came and we had to leave. But the hour we had there was so much fun, regardless of how packed it was with people! Sam loved sliding down the waterfall slides with Daddy and mommy and loved watching all the people jump of the cliffs and slide. Every time he would see someone doing it he was get all excited and yell "Yay!!!" And then when mommy jumped off the cliff he said "Bye bye mommy!"

It was good to get away from normal life for a weekend and hopefully we are going to go again Labor Day weekend! Here are some pictures...

Dave all geared-up before paint-balling...

All four of them ready to go...Tiff, Brand, Nick, and Dave:

Cas and Sam playing

Sam and Colter playing...I love how Colter's face is painted in dirt... :)

Our dirty boy loves the dirt...

haha...this one is funny...he is so dirty and because of his cold his nose was constantly running! Sorry to those of you without children who will think it's gross!

Sam getting excited and saying "Yay!" when he would throw the ball and Zorro would chase it (Zorro is the Bolingers' little dog):

Just a very cute one...his hair was really crazy when he woke up that morning...

Sedona...isn't it beautiful?? It kind of reminds me of Red Rocks in CO...

All the people...this was where people would climb up to jump on the cliffs.

Brand, Helen, and Dave getting ready...

Dave jumping! So these cliffs are obviously not very high, but I swear when you are there and abput to jump they seem a lot higher!!

The storm coming to chase away our fun...

Dave getting ready to slide through one of the little waterfall slides...

Sam and Colter...

Us!!!

1 comment:

Rick and Amy Barton said...

Hey Jennie and Sam, Thanks for stopping by when you were in Idaho. It was great to see you. Little Sam is growing soo fast. Love you guys...