Last weekend we went on the annual church camping trip. I am NOT a camper and this year I had the perfect excuse to stay home (a 2 month old), but it's always so FUN so we took the plunge, packed our van to the max, and made the trip to Salt Fork Lake State Park.
The older kids had a blast running all over with their friends. The nice thing about camping with a church group is the kids can run free and you know someone is always watching. Kolter was a good baby. He mostly slept or sat in my arms, but I'm so thankful he was happy.
Our sleeping situation was probably the most difficult aspect. Kyle, Sawyer and Nora stayed in the tent with their sleeping bags. They did great sleeping even with some chilly temperatures at night. Kolter and I "camped" in the van on an air mattress. He slept okay, but I woke with every noise and wiggle. But we had so much fun during the day the lack of sleep didn't matter :)
Our 2 1/2 days consisted of campfires, food, bike riding, chatting, s'mores, boating, swimming, sun, sand, tubing and fishing.
|running to find friends when we arrived|
|putting up the tent|
|this cutie tipping his hat at mommy|
|getting ready for some serious bike riding|
|so happy to find a leaf…finding joy in the small things|
|chilling at the beach in his Bumbo|
|the kids testing the waters|
|Kolter napping at the beach|
|Daddy and Nora building a sand castle|
|riding on the boat|
|Hanging out around the campfire|
|our camping family of 5|
|Kolter woke up early and we enjoyed the sunrise together.|
|I think we all felt like this on the ride home|
There is another camping post to come because I think the fishing and s'more pictures deserve a post of their own :)