Monday, June 27, 2011

Anna's First Camping Trip

We went camping last weekend -- and for Anna, it was her first time!
We had a lot of fun.  The weather was perfect - warm in the day, cool at night -- and NO RAIN!!!!

We went with some friends of the family that we like to hang out with.  They are outdoorsy and adventurous like we pretend to be.  Their kids are close to the same age as ours, so there was plenty of playing going on.

Anna did a pretty good job on her first campout.  We had her sleep in the pack-n-play, so that she would stay in one place when it was time for bed.  Otherwise I am sure she would have crawled all over the tent until she finally tired out.

The first night we were up late.  I think the excitement of camping and all being in the same tent was just too much for the kids.  They giggled until at least 11:30.  Then, at 5:30 the next morning, Anna decided that talking back to the birds that were chirping, crowing and cawing in the woods would be fun.  I have to admit, even though I was annoyed to be waking up at that hour, I had to laugh at her cawing like a crow. Fortunately, the campground was pretty empty so we didn't have too many neighbors to disturb.

The second night was much better. Everyone was pooped after a long day of fun outdoor activities.  Kids went to bed early and didn't get up until after 7  -- a much more respectable time to start waking the neighbors with our noise. =)

All in all, it was a really fun weekend!!

skipping rocks

a late night and early morning means a nap is required!

See, this why Anna was in the pack-n-play

And, the pack-n-play covered this huge whole in the ground under our tent =)

Anna is much like a raccoon at the campsite -- into everything! 


  1. Cutest racoon ever! Glad you guys had a great time.

  2. AWW, looks like fun!!

    I can't get over how big Anna is looking!

  3. Our family camped a lot when I was growing up, but Chuck and I only went a couple times when our girls were small. Looks like you had a great time!