Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Oh, a camping we will go...

I think I mentioned before that we have done a 180 from our previous life as home bodies. Before kids it was not uncommon for us to spend a weekend doing a few things around the house then the CFO would read and I would play video games. The most we did out of the house was when we owned motorcycles when we lived near Seattle. THAT frequently got us out of the house, rain or shine.

But now that we have the Triplets we get out for two main reasons. One, we don't want them to become home bodies. We want them to live active lives exploring the outdoors. Two, they LOVE getting out of the house and are much easier to contain. You know the expression... you can't control them, you can only hope to contain them:)

One of the things we like doing is going camping. We usually go with the Nuke Doc's family, as we did the other weekend. The best part of camping? Breakfast! Bacon, eggs, and coffee taste better around a campfire!

Our campsite the first morning. If the CFO looks a bit tired it is because our eight year old air mattress gave up the night before and there was not much sleep had by us.

One of the Nuke Doc's boys LOVES being the Tickle Monster where he chases (walks) after everyone with his arms going up and down. It is a game loved by all. He keeps chasing and they never get caught.

The boys' job was collecting kindling for the fire.

Warming up by the fire after a good game of Tickle Monster.

Notice the orange theme, War Eagle!

Yes, we still sometimes have to send them to time out.

The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature.
Anne Frank


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