Sunday, May 25, 2008

Camping Fun

We decided to stay at our camper this weekend, the first time this season. We decided to get a seasonal site this year, hoping that we'd use it more than last year if we didn't have to get it set up & take it down every time we wanted to go. Plus, when we did tow it last year, we got about 6 miles a gallon....and with gas prices at almost $4 a gallon already, who can afford to tow a camper!

Luckily, when we bought this camper, we were thinking ahead. Although we didn't think we would have 5 children at the time we bought it, we did want to have enough room for more foster children or so that the boys could bring a friend sometimes. Little did we know that this camper that technically sleeps 9 (7 comfortably) would barely be big enough for all of us!

We did have a good time, though. And hopefully, we'll camp enough this year that the babies will get used to sleeping in it. Last night was OK, but both Caleb & Baylee woke up a couple of times.

There is a river not too far from our camp site, which the kids enjoyed walking to & skipping rocks. Amata threw a bunch of sticks in for the crocodile that she decided lives in the river. I wasn't aware that crocodiles lived in any rivers in Minnesota, maybe Amata knows something I don't! Because she is certain there is one in that river.

Caleb just liked the being outside part of camping. Hopefully it will be warm enough to use the pool next time we go. And hopefully they will have the baby pool filled by then, since that was a big reason I wanted to stay at this campground! Swimming is not as much fun when all you do is walk around carrying babies. Amata & Caleb will have much more fun if they can actually walk & play in the baby pool.

It was supposed to storm this afternoon & evening, so one night was all we spent there. Now we can spend tomorrow cleaning this gets pretty bad in the summer when there is so much to do outside.

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