Sunday, July 26, 2009

Ward Campout!

All 10 of us loaded into the van for the Ward Campout! That's right I said 10 ! We had Aunt Wendi and Ginger with us.

We got there at about 7:30 at night so we had to set up the tent in the dark! Burts headlamp came in handy.

Here are Mary, Aunt Wendi, and Katelynn in front of our Mondo-Tent.

Ginger helped us keep Emily occupied!

Somebody had a hammock and it was a hit with all the kids.

We were the last ones to bed.

Emily escapes! But we caught her...

She also steals a Dora quad. She got it to go a few feet and loved it.

Abby spent alot of time playing with this treestump. Katelynn played with the hammock nonstop. Jules had Ginger alot of the time. She and her friends would take her exploring, Ginger loved it!

Mary spent her time playing cards and off exploring while AJ was rarely in camp at all.

We broke camp and drove to the lake. I guess Abby is afraid of heights because we had to drive down to the lake and there was a great view of the side of the mountain just off the road and she starts screaming "We're gonna fall! We're all gonna die!" I thought she was kidding at first but then her voice got all high pitched and shreiky and I knew she was really scared.

At this point we still have a few miles to go and I ask her if she wants to sing a song or tell a story to distract her and Katelynn offers to tell a story. Here is her story: " One time there was a family that went camping and they were in a car and it was on a cliff and it rolled over and they died . The End." No kidding this is the story my six year old tells..... Obviously it made Abby even more upset but the rest of the car burst out laughing!

Mary and Jules made it to the island after a few failed attempts.

Abby thought it was all too dirty!

Then she figured out it was fun!

AJ found some scouts with boats and borrowed one. He and some friends took it and went cliff diving.

Emily was asleep when we first got there but when she woke up she couldn't wait to get wet.

The kids played in the water and Burt went on a run. Then it was time to go. It was a beautiful weekend and we had a great time.