We went on our first family camp out with just our little family. It was definitely a learning experience. I didn't have my big brother there with all his nifty camping gear to save us. Now we truly know what we need to add to our family camping supply. We also learned that camping never seems worth it when you are getting ready, but it always is once you are there in nature and enjoying just being together. Austin and I were so glad we decided not to bail, even if our mattress did pop a hole and by 12 that night we were on the ground. I didn't sleep a wink being 6 months pregnant but the whole experience was still worth it.
Here are the boys making their own tin lanterns. They loved using a hammer and nails. Also, Isaac got a mini lesson from Dad on how to start a fire. I loved watching Isaac feel accomplished.
The gang getting the fire ready!
We ate mummy hot dogs for dinner and had mixed berry cobbler for dessert. It was my first time making anything in the dutch oven. I enjoyed taking on the role that I saw my mother do growing up. We also had Grandma Heath out for dinner that night. What a treat!
Silly faces around the fire! I love what being out in nature does to the soul.
Also, that night we had a show for the kids by turning the fire into different colors. It was a kit we found online and it came in little packs that you throw into the fire and it changes the color into blues, purples, and greens. It was quite the show. We will be making that a camp out tradition for sure.
The morning wiggles were great out in nature! They had all the room to play and explore that they wanted. And of course Andrew found himself a stick.