Saturday, November 28, 2015

camping day 2, 11-22-15

Wow, this day started out COLD!  Love it!  Willow woke us before 7 barking, dumb dog!  lol  We had her inside the pop up with us and the electric heater since the night was so so cold.  Then a little later in the morn while we were sitting out by the fire and she was on her chain, all the sudden Glenn says How did she get off?!  and there she was running towards the deer in the woods!  So we sent her home with daddy!  Since the morning was too cold to sit outside comfortably, especially without a good fire yet, we let the kiddos watch Home while breakfast was being prepared.  "We must demonstrate our affections later!" - Oh   I love this movie!  :)  I went to make cinnamon toast for breakfast and discovered we didn't have the cookiesheet that fits in the oven!  Then Keegan decided he wanted a drink from the cooler and walked out in the almost freezing temps with no jacket, no shoes and in shorts!!!  A little later he even trekked to the bathroom with no shoes on!  Daddy tried to make some Jiffy pop over the fire, it tasted good but took longer and burned a little in some spots.  I walked Kayson to the playground and he talked to his shadow and later on a trip to the bathroom at night he was playing with his shadow in the light from my phone!  I think he has officially discovered his shadow!  :)  I wanted to get a video but when I tried it turned the bright light off and his shadow disappeared so that didn't work!  lol.  Daddy gave Kayson a short ride on his handle bars.  Kayson really enjoyed that!  :)  We had fried potatoes and steak for lunch.  Daddy took the potato peels and put them in foil with butter and salt and then put them on the fire.  Yum!  they were so good!  Chris ate three helpings!  :)  We ate lucnh outside before daddy had to head home so he could work the next day.  It was a good day!  We just love camping and being out in nature.  Also I love the camper and popup, I like having locking doors and heat so I don't have to worry about babies getting cold while we sleep.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

camping day 1, 11-21-15

Here's a few highlights from our first day, in no particular order.  lol  Daddy stayed at the campsite with the babies while Glenn and I ran into Walmart.  I had forgot some "necessities" in our fridge at home, ketchup and ranch among them.  I know there are those that would disagree but with four boys in a small space we find a TV and DVD player a necessity so when the RV DVD player went out  we felt it was a necessity to drive to walmart instead of the closest convenience store!  :)  Daddy took the babies for a bike ride while we were gone and then we got a call as we were checking out that we needed a better collar for Willow bc she had got loose and went for a swim and it took them 20 min to catch her!!!  So Glenn found a harness that we thought would work!  Well after we were back and she had it on, she got loose again!  So Glenn tightened the harness.  There are lots of deer out here.  they are such pretty creatures!  We took a nature walk and saw the lake, collected acorns, took pics, threw acorns at each other, saw the pelicans.  I just love being out here.  Oh, and the power was out for a few hours and my phone needed charged so my daddy let me use his portable charger thing, that was really cool!  now I want one!  :)  After the walk, before dinner my daddy roasted acorns just bc, they got real shiny before cracking open.  The kids really thought watching them roast was neat!    After dinner we had game night with Golf, Apples to Apples and Jiffy Pop as a snack.  The littles really thought the Jiffy Pop was neat, it was their first time to see it!  :)

Sunday, November 22, 2015

leave for camping 11-20-15

It's today, it's today, it's today!  We leave for camping today!  We realized it had been over a year since the last time we had been camping, oh how we have missed it!  The goal for the day is just to get to the campground.  We have two campsites for the weekend, one for the RV thats staying the whole time and one for the pop up that is leaving Sun with daddy.  Glenn and I are staying the first two nights in the pop up and then we will move to the RV for the rest of the time.  :)  The morning starts with daddy at work, Glenn at training and Kirsten at school for a half day.  We are still getting used to having to plan things around a school schedule.  I still needed to pack clothes and get the groceries!  By the time we got all done and were pulling out of the property with the first vehicle going, it was almost 5!  It would be dark by the time we arrived at the campground.  Glenn was coming with the second vehicle and Willow after he was out of training.  When I went to get dinner ready I realized I had forgot to grab some things out of our fridge!  The ketchup and RANCH!  That means tomorrow a store run will be necessary!  But dinner was good and easy, turkey sandwiches!  Then we were all exhausted and decided to head to bed!  Good night!  :)  Actually now it is Sun am and I am going to get my crocheting and join my daddy by the fire before it is time to start lunch!  :)