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Monday, July 6, 2009

Jeremiah's First Camping Trip

For the Fourth of July weekend we took Jeremiah camping for the first time. We went to Grand Lake in Colorado. It is about 2 1/2 hours from our house. All the trees have been chopped down due to the bark beetles. You can see the stumps where the trees used to be, but there are hardly any left. It was really sad.This is our campsite. As you can see there are no trees.

It was a real adventure! It was raining when we got there so Paul had to put up our tent up in the rain while I watched JP who wanted to go exploring. It rained the whole first night we were there but we were all nice and dry in our tent. We brought his pack 'n play and put it in the tent. That worked out real nicely. He slept really well. He woke up once and I let him know we were right there and that everything was ok and he went back to sleep.

The next day was beautiful and warm. We went on a boat ride with Uncle Brad and his family until it threatened to rain again. Which it did rain with lightening and thunder but it did not last long. Jeremiah loved to be outside and was sad that the rain kept us inside our tent. When the rain was over he really wanted to go outside and would bring me his shoes so I could put them on. He knew that he had to wear his shoes to go outside. It was so neat to see him communicate what he wanted.

He loved exploring outside and was not afraid at all. There wasn't a real flat area so I had to keep a close eye on him to make sure that he didn't fall and go rolling down the hill. Which did happen once but I caught him.

Daddy though it would be fun to give JP some of his s'more. He loved it and cried for more. Which Paul gave in to. Then when Paul's was gone I caved and gave him some of mine. He had such a sugar rush and then the sugar crash. It was so funny to see him all hopped up on sugar.

We had a lot of fun camping although it was very hard on me because of being pregnant. I did not have a lot of energy and bending over all the time to make sure JP did not fall was very hard on my back.

Paul put JP in a backpack to give me a break. He ended up falling asleep in it. It was really cute.

We look forward to camping again in the future with the whole family. I look forward to not being pregnant so that I can do a lot more. All in all though we had fun and it really was a fun adventure.

1 special thoughts:

Neabear said...

Camping is fun and a challenge with kids. Nils' first time was at 18 months. Sara's first was at 4 months. We had quite a group Sara's first time. So there was plenty to pass her around and her cousin too. We had two 3 year old boys that year and two babies, Sara and the 6 month old cousin. We had two playpens near a small pine tree and called it the Tiny Piney Nursery. We were silly.