we are still tuckered out from our 4-night stay at our very favorite river. family, friends and food about sums up the whole of it--everything good. so good. we shared camp with wonderful friends who have children the same ages as hudson and lucy. hectic at times, no doubt, but for the most part we pulled off the whole "nursery in the dirt" thing. our attempts to further "green our routine" while camping were pretty darn successful too, if i do say so myself. look for details in an upcoming post.
now on to the photos... like i said, we're tuckered out. i'll let them speak (mostly) for themselves.
camping with kids must have #01: a big tub, filled with creek water and left to sit in the sun. the end result? a warm bath at nighttime and extremely happy babies!
this curl gets me every time...
camping with kids must have #02: a pack and play for each child. we brought one and borrowed one. end result? naptimes actually happened--meaning jeremy and i were free to lounge around a bit as proper campers should.
camping with kids must have #03: a dutch oven. okay, i didn't bring a dutch oven (and i suppose it's not really an essential) but when you can have fresh, warm peach (and blueberry) cobblers, well... why wouldn't you?
camping with kids must have #04: a high chair. total lifesaver. on many accounts. we borrowed a folding model since our wooden chairs at home don't fold. yes, our truck was packed to the gills. but i was able to put hudson down--somewhere other than the dirt. priceless.
our best attempt at a self-shot family photo. they can't all be winners, can they?jeremy and i also celebrated our sixth wedding anniversary on the trip--while my parents celebrated their 32nd. champagne was enjoyed. cobblers were made. decorations were hung. fun times.three cheers for summer! camping is a ton of work, but somehow always worth it in the end. that's my take on it, at least. and with that, i'm off to continue recuperating...