The first weekend of our summer, we saw our favorite camping spot was open, so we decided to be brave and take the kids.
Other than some wrestling, screaming and sleep refusal from the hours of 8:30-10:30 by these boys, it was actually a fairly pleasant experience.
The site has a perfect little spot to swim and play. We played lots of punch ball, boat racing, and volleyball in the creek.
We taught Macey and Miles the fine art of playing War.
and we also played may rounds of Go Fish.
We roasted hot dogs and made s'mores.
Went on a little hike.
These bug houses I got the kids were the biggest hit. They were catching and releasing bugs all day long.
Macey found about 50 rolly pollies on our hike! luckily she didn't want to take them from their families, so she made sure to release them before we loaded up into the car to go home.
Ruby was in her element camping.
Getting dirty, eating dirt, finding sticks, playing in the water, and constantly trying to visit her fellow campers.
I certainly questioned our sanity taking 4 small kids camping a few times, but it was well worth it. They've been begging to go camping again ever since.