Monday, July 30, 2007


This past weekend we went camping with my family, every year my step-dads side of the family all go together. This year there were only about 6 families that went, but it worked out really good cause all the little kids were about 5 years old. Caiden had so much fun.

When we first got there we went to the beach. The water was so shallow, the highest it got was to my waist, but i guess thats perfect for his age. There was a huge slide that the kids could go on (we couldn't believe how much it was though, 10.00 per person) they could go all day for that but still it's just a slide. After about 10 times going down it he had had enough. Hailey didn't go in the water too much, she's not a big fan of the sand (or maybe the smell)

All the kids brought their bikes so they spent most of the time riding around and going on the bike trails. By bedtime they were completely wore out, caiden actually told us he wanted to go in the tent to go to bed!!!

Some advice for anyone with a 1 year old, wait another year to take them camping. Although we loved going and having Hailey there with us it was more of a hassle than it was relaxing. We spent more time trying to keep rock and leaves out of her mouth and trying to keep her away from the fire than anything else. Now that she is walking everywhere we didn't get a moments rest. She also didn't sleep good there. For the last month now Hailey has been sleeping all night and has been going to bed about 10:00 and waking up around 7:00. There she didn't go to bed until 1:00am (and to get her to sleep i had to walk her around in the stroller for 1/2 hour) and she was up by 6:30 to eat.
We found out how rotten Hailey is!:-) My aunts little boy is 2 weeks older than Hailey and everytime she saw him she would try to pinch him or pull his hair or bite him, for no reason at all. I wonder if she just felt threatened by someone else her age, but we really need to keep our eye on her when she's around other kids.
In the we all had fun so i guess thats all that matters:-)

By the way Hailey found her new favorite snack-Cheetohs, the messest food ever!!


thekirnancrib said...

that is the cutest picture of you and your hubby... hello, perfect teeth! :)

Kerry said...

Thanks for the heads up on camping with a litte one. I can't wait to take my boys camping but it's probably best to wait til they're a little older.

Agree, love the pic of you & hubby. Very cute.

Dana said...

You are so much braver than I ever thought about being with a 1 year old!