Monday, February 25, 2013

McKinney Falls State Park/cousins BDay party!

We had a long, great weekend with family and doing our favorite thing-CAMPING!  We hadn't been anywhere since October, so we were really ready for another adventure and this time it was Austin to see cousins and then to McKinney Falls State Park for camping :)

Sadly, I hadn't been to Austin in YEARS so it was so neat to experience it with our family and while camping...

We love campfires...that's when you really enjoy the camping experience!!

It was Molly's first camping trip!  She loved it and the boys loved having her there!

Adeline's birthday was at their house, which is such a neat house...overlooking a creek and lots of hiking trails.  The boa constrictor was her favorite part of the demonstration, as you can see!  They have lived here for almost 2 years and it was our first time to visit...pathetic on our part, but we will make this trip more often!  So happy we were able to help her celebrate turning 9!

...and what did my boy enjoy most at their house?  The karaoke machine, of course!  If this kid doesn't take after me 100%...we walked in his cousins room and he was mixing it up like a DJ and singing loud and proud asking who wanted to join in or listen to him!  Hilarious!  And he was trying to put a little hip-hop spin on Three Blind Mice, Brandon and I couldn't stop laughing!!!  I swear, I don't know where he gets it from LOL!

The best part of our trip was that we were able to exercise all day, every day!  We did our morning runs on the trails, filled with hills so it was a tough workout but so much fun!  I love that Brandon and I enjoy the exact same things and love to be outdoors, it's a way of life I never experienced as a child and I am sure happy we're exposing our boys to this so early on and hope it'll make for lasting memories for all of us!

and more campfires...told ya we liked 'em!

Justin was hand feeding Molly, as if she were a deer!  Precious :)

lots of hiking while the boys rode their bikes!  SO MUCH FUN!  We saw several deer and you should have seen the boys faces when they heard the coyotes-it was hilarious!

Our cousins and Brandon's parents spent an entire day with us at the campgrounds and we did all sorts of fun things.  His parents went on a long hike with us through the falls!  Very cool, the kids LOVED it!

 My most favorite picture from the weekend is this one below...
What a great family, mini-vacation :)


Party of Five said...

So fun! We can't wait to go camping.. it's always so relaxing and just a nice getaway. Love the pics of your precious boys!

Sara said...

Looks like a fun weekend!!

Lexie Loo, Lily Boo, and Dylan Too! said...

What a great weekend!

Mama Hen said...

I love that last picture! You are making such fantastic memories for your little ones! Being outdoors with the family is so wonderful! It looks like you had a great time! Have a super day my friend!

Mama Hen

Annette said...

How fun...that park looks beautiful! I am looking forward to warmer weather, camping, and hiking., you guys are braving it! ;)