Well, I think I can say that I've done it all now! First in '11 camping with a toddler, then while pregnant with Ezra and finally with a 6 week old!
Both Tony and I grew up camping in tents, so we always feel like we're not really camping with the RV available and us in the tent trailer. That said, I don't think with three kids under 4 that we could enjoy camping without their amenities. Plus, the boys love it.
Tony bought a huge bag of peanuts, so I was trying to teach Ezra how to deshell them.
The newlywed couple will only be joining us every other year, so we were happy to have them! Last year Levi was with us and Bethany was at her family's cabin. So glad to get their updated family picture doing something they both love.
We always have a BIG breakfast to start off with and this year was no different . . . except I had sweet potato hash and paleo banana/egg pancakes.
Tony has impressive pancake skills now.
We tried to keep the boys occupied with a puzzle, but Isaac woke up an absolute grump!
My Mom got these little camping cups for both boys and Ezra kept requesting more "coffee" aka water.
He was absolutely pleased as punch.
Isaac on the other hand, was still a little bear, even with a tickle fight.
Meanwhile, Ezra still loved his coffee.
Annnnnnnd Isaac continued to hate on the day, so he decided to ruin it for Ezra too.
Bethany referred to Ralph as Isaac's cousin and you better believe he told everyone at the campground who would listen that he had a cousin named Ralph.
I have a similar picture of Bethany holding Ezra . . . two years ago. Mind blown.
The worst picture of Miriam to date. I couldn't stop laughing at how terrible this position was for her!
I got this game, super excited to play with Isaac. Too bad he only wanted to play with Uncle Levi.
One of the few smiles we got out of him. Turns out he'd wanted to go fishing with first light of dawn.
Once we made the decision to go fishing, Isaac was happy as a clam and Ezra too! Tony made sure to get Ezra a Mickey Mouse pole.
The weather wasn't fabulous for us, but we made due!
Isaac wanted to catch "so many fish, so we can eat them!"
Ezra wanted to almost drop his pole in the water, so I baited him with animal crackers. It worked.
Isaac also got a little distracted, with the bait.
Ah, that smile.
And Isaac's first fish! Yes, his second first fish. And there will be another first fish when he actually casts to reel in his own.
Can you feel his excitement?
And the traditional fish kiss.
Naptime went really well on Saturday, thankfully! Isaac even started up top, but once Ezra went to sleep, he moved down to sleep closer to him.
And during most of it, I just wore Miri.
The boys love their cousin.
Daddy loving on his baby girl.
Finally, it was time for some s'mores.
Isaac had been waiting all day and Ezra didn't even know what he was getting into!
The good stuff.
Ezra was very happy with his treat!
Until he noticed how sticky his hands were!
We had so much fun camping! No, Memorial Day weather hasn't been the kindest to us, as the name of the game has been layering, but it hasn't gotten in the way of making great family memories!