Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Our FIRST Camping Trip!

Jellystone, here we come...
look at that handsome boy doing some fishing!


Mommy even allowed an ice cream sandwich...crazy, I know!





view from our cabin with NO neighbors...it was empty!!


the highlight of the cabin...the loft! Totally cool :)











look at those barefoot brothers! HILARIOUS!!!










My gosh, I should have captured this on video...Daddy loved this huge slide and did it over and over again! He was smiling so big on his way down! Then Mommy decided to try it and I screamed the entire way down...so fast and I flew off the slide!







building a fire...











Since Daddy took vacation for Justin's birthday party, this week we really didn't have big plans and decided to plan a last minute camping trip to Jellystone Park in Waller, Texas!
Our first family camping trip was a SUCCESS! The boys had a blast! We brought NO toys from home, so instead...they played with sticks, rocks and pine cones so NO FIGHTING :) Yay! We walked, swam, did water slides for hours, watched movies on logs at the outdoor theatre, built a fire, roasted s'mores, went fishing, and even played mini golf! This place was SO much fun and we're already preparing to book another trip this summer! We were shocked that it was SO empty, but school isn't out yet so it was the perfect time-totally NOT crowded! Yay! We met some pretty cool families too! We loved watching these boys explore the outdoors. We should have known they'd love it since they pretty much stay outside 24/7 in our backyard, but it was MORE than we ever imagined! The smiles never left their faces, their feet were barefoot and filthy the whole time and they LOVED every second of it! Justin tried to eat pine cones and dirt, and screamed with excitement when he saw Yogi and Boo Boo! SO MUCH FUN!

We love taking the boys to new and exciting places, but with most trips, we are always so tired from going SO fast with resorts, amusement parks, eating, driving that we feel like the time goes by too quickly but with this trip, we were able to do ALL of the things these boys love and things we love too! We were NEVER stressed, pressed for time, rushing around, or even slightly exhausted because it was all so relaxing! The boys played outside from morning until night, and at dark we'd take a walk to the outdoor theatre to watch a movie of the night..SO NEAT and then roast marshmallows, of course! The boys would bathe the dirt off of them, well most of it anyway! And they'd crash...we'd drink adult beverages and then in the morning, I'd drink my coffee on the porch in total silence, only listening to nature...it sounds SO cheesy, but it was totally perfect! I can see why people invest in RV's and trailers! Our kids would LOVE that :)

*Just wanna thank you all for your sweet comments regarding Justin's choo-choo birthday, he sure loved it and we did too! Hopefully he is able to look back when he's older and he'll appreciate us making his birthday memorable and special :)



























10 comments:

Hattie said...

We used to go there when I was little. Totally forgot they had cabins. We might have to take the boys this summer. btw-Looking for something cheap. Did you know there was a legoland in Grapevine, Tx? I just found out & we're thinking of taking them there too!!! Love the pics too!

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

This blog will be a great memory of their childhoods, camping holidays will make for great memories, so hope this was the first of many.

Hanna said...

We've been wanting to check that place out for a while!! After my BIL & his family went out there they confirmed what a great place it was, too! There & Great Wolf Lodge up around Dallas!

Our Family of Four said...

YaY!! So glad you guys got to go and have an amazing time. I told you those slides were no joke. haha.. The boys look so cute and I bet they had a blast, it truly is the perfect family place. We are hoping to go back again this summer, it's just too close to home not too.

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

That looks like a really fun place! I'm glad you all had a great time. Love the pictures!

Michelle A'etonu said...

OMG! I want to go camping too! Great pics!

An Irish Italian Blessing said...

Oh how fun! That looks like such a fun place that has everything. I bet you all had a blast.

TV's Take said...

WOW that looks like such a great time! Love the pics of the boys and that your husband became a kid again on the water slide. Have a great weekend!

Tammy said...

That looks like SO much fun!! My parents would take my & my siblings camping all the time when we were younger and we loved every minute of it. I'm hoping to take my girls soon! I hope it's exciting & relaxing a time as you had. Awesome!

Mama Hen said...

That looks like so much fun! Great pictures my friend! My daughter would love that slide! I hope you have a super weekend!

Mama Hen