Monday, September 8, 2014

Birthday Boy...

{going back to July, because why not?}
 
Since we always celebrate 
James birthday on the 4th of July, 
James says his birthday is 
4th of July 13!
Whatever works!
The morning of his birthday,
he woke up to a plate of 
chocolate cupcakes!
And yes, 
he ate a cupcake for breakfast...
because...just because!
My little guy has more personality 
that he knows how to handle most days!
He keeps us laughing...
and exasperated!
He comes up with the most hilarious things to say...
like when he refers to himself as 
"hot guy!"
and  saying things like,
"oops, i gotta take a dump now!"
{not sure how to respond to that one!}


Love ya,
you crazy little four year old guy!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Last Day Camping!

Last Day of camping...
while we were ready to come home,
we really didn't want to leave yet either!
Camping was way more fun than we thought!
After we finished packing up,
we all hiked up to the top of 
Mt Tom again...
and since we were all packed up,
we all caravaned up the road in 
different cars!


one last try at a family picture...
{kinda another fail!}

Don't forget Margot!
When we went to look at the
Dam in New London,
we left Margot resting on the bikes...
But I guess a gust of wind knocked her over and 
she was smashed to the sidewalk...
the kids were certain she was 
"dead"!
This summer we discovered the kids are now 
amazing riders in the car.
The older two watch a show,
Angelina just sleeps...
so sometimes, Jon and I had nothing 
more to do but keep ourselves entertained 
with selfies!
We are messy travelers!
And I think we are outgrowing our van...
we were 
p.a.c.k.e.d in there tight!
Next time I think we need to pull a trailer for 
gosh sakes!
We have driven past 
Treasure City 
for my entire life,
we always talk about stopping,
but never have...
until our way home from camping!
It was an awesome little stop...
the kids each picked out a fun little 
treasure to buy...
and we spent far too much time 
with all the fun head cut out things!
{what are they called anyhow?}


When we finally made it home,
the Peonies were in full bloom...
it was pretty much the perfect ending to
our first family camping trip!
Can't wait for next year's 
Family Camping Trip!

Monday, August 4, 2014

Camping Day 3

Day3 of camping found us feeling rather adventurous...
so to climbed to the top the 
Mt Tom scenic outlook...
we left early in the morning before the heat of the
day was too overwhelming!


Thank goodness we carry a pocket knife 
in the diaper bag...
the kids each had to carve their names on the wood floor.
This is something I would typically not let them do,
but a few years earlier the aunties did it,
and Elsie thought it sounded so neat
that she begged to do it too.

After climbing Mt Tom,
we went to the interpretive center...
{which is a fancy way of saying museum!}
when we first got there,
Jon accidentally locked the keys in the car!
{this happens to him often and he wasn't too concerned!}
Thankfully I had my phone,
so I sent a mass text to everyone and asked them to 
bring a clothes hanger!

While we waited for the clothes hanger,
we took selfies
and toured the little museum.
Thankfully Daddy has lots of experience
with opening car doors with hangers
so we were able to carry on with our day in no time!
After getting back to the camp site,
we pretty much hung out at the beach all afternoon.
It was quite hot out,
so sitting by the beach was lovely!
There was a little gift shop right next door to the beach,
so we made a couple trips in there 
for Rock Candy on a stick!
We all tried out the kayaks!
All three of the kids loved kayaking!
And yes, I gave Jon heart-failure when I plopped Angelina in the 
kayak with me...
but she loved it and didn't want out!

The beach was so relaxing that some people
even took a little nap...


We do not pack light.
ever.
The stroller had no room for the kids even!
Everyone was in charge of their own meals...
but somehow everyone usually ate in the same place!


*find Margot!
Papa Wayne's hammock was the most 
coveted spot to lounge!



Elsie was bored and was being entertained by selfies!

For further entertainment, Elsie 
decided to do a little photo shoot of me...
and the flamingo!



Elsie has perfected the art of 
Crossed Eyes!
Freaks me out every single time!



Sparklers, campfire and glow sticks to end the evening!


Another great day Camping...

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