Monday, May 4, 2009

Oh a camping we will go, a camping we will go..... day 1

As one of our good friends with Triplets said, we are crazy:) So yes, we went camping with three 2 1/2 year olds. On reflection, we had a GREAT time but we did have our moments. Like anything with toddlers it was a roller coaster. One of the things that started us (me) off on the wrong foot was that the kids did not go to their day out program on Thursday due to runny noses. I figured that with H1N1 running around most people would appreciate us keeping our germs to ourselves:)

So packing was haphazard to say the least resulting in the CFO "asking" me "would you like to make a camping checklist for next time?" I said "are you asking?" We laughed and she said she would put one together for next time.

The CFO took Friday off so we met the Mom and kids of our nuke-doc friends at 9am to pick out our camp sites and get set up. After changing our minds three times about what sites to have we finally got started setting up. Everything went well then we all left to eat lunch, pick up MORE stuff and get the kids a nap. The Triplets crashed in the van and I took a nap with them as we all sat in the van in our driveway while the CFO got the rest of the stuff together. Once she got all the kid's stuff together I packed the food. Looking back I packed like the kids were teenagers not toddlers:) Most of it came back with us. Oh well, luck favors the prepared.

We all met back at the camp site for dinner. We kind of cheated as I picked up fried chicken. Hey, it was on sale for $3.99 for an 8-piece dinner! Our friends from our small group came out and everyone talked, tried to keep the kids from running off and had fun for a few hours. When night came we broke out the glow-bracelets. Who knew those things could break? Oh, well.

The CFO and I took the kids animal/bug hunting. As with most things in our relationship we had role reversal. She got the animals/bugs and I kept an eye on the kids. Much of her formal education was in Wildlife Biology. So the kids got to hold their first frog.

When we got back we decided to get the kids cleaned up. More on that tomorrow.......

The purpose of life is to fight maturity.
Dick Werthimer


1 comment:

Lynn Leaming said...

I always loved our family camping times! Hopefully, if you all slept in a tent, Jackson stayed in his own space??