Monday, September 29, 2008

Camping in Zions Sept 2008

We went camping on Saturday night and it was awesome! We learned a lot the last time we camped with kiddos and so this time we were much more prepared. We arrived at about 4:00 and it had just gotten overcast which was nice since it had been such a hot day. Our campsite was right by the river and so we let the boys play in the water for a while which was freezing but they loved it! Minus the big wipe out by Davis, not that it stopped him from jumping right back in. You could hear a some thunder in the distance and Caleb was quoting the Sound of Music saying, "it just the thunder talking to lightening!" because Davis was getting a little scared.
Its nice to have someone who is old enough to take pictures so that Mom gets to be in some. Although he kept backing up and wanted to take the picture while standing in the slippery water. We were trying hard NOT to freak out!

After swimming we started our fire and cooked our heavenly foil dinners. Caleb had a great time playing "Ironman" in the trees. Davis was more interested in some baseball. They both eventually settled down to play trucks though so Daddy and Mommy had a little time to just relax and talk.They both slept really well and John and I might have slept through the night had it not been so HOT! We finally got a good breeze going through the tent around midnight and everyone slept in until 7:30. Well everyone but Beckham who decide that it was time to try some gymnastics on Mommys bladder at around 5:30 when Mommy was already dying but didn't want to get up and walk in the dark to the bathrooms and risk waking up the boys!We ate some breakfast and then went on a walk. There is something about waking up on the Sabbath out in the middle of our Heavenly Fathers creations. It was such a great way to start the day!This is how camping is suppose to be! Relaxing, fun, and not one bit of stress!

6 comments:

C, D, and S Henderson said...

I'm so glad you guys had fun! I'm still dying to go camping!

Wheeler Bunch said...

This looks like so much fun! We should go sometime before it gets cold. Sweet iron man mask by the way. Payton had a spiderman one a few years ago that he wore until it was in shreds.

SLO Rober said...

How fun! Good memories.

Shannon said...

Your camping trip sounds better than our was! Zion is so beautiful. I'm jealous!

Annie said...

That looks so fun! We love Zions! I'm glad it was such a good vacation for you guys!

Sara said...

How fun! Looks like a great trip!