First camping trip

Jun 10, 2015
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.  

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A bug house is a genius idea for camping! I must copy you. My kids are in heaven when we camp, although we've never tried it with water. That looks like fun, with the swimsuits and the wading. But so much fear of drowning in the back of my mind... How do you do it? I'd like to give it a try.
Yes, Angie, i do have a fear of drowning, but I just pretty much sat there the entire time and they weren't allowed to go in the water until we had the tent and everything set up. Besides, camping on water is really all I know. :) Instant entertainment and no kids wandering away into the woods.
Fun memories camping. Those are the kinds of sites I grew up at. Looks like you had a great time. Love the bug houses!

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