I can't STAND seeing kids with dirt ALL OVER the place.
Every fiber of my being tells me THIS IS NOT OK!!
And yet, somehow, I am the weird person because I do not like my kid getting all dirty...(If you can not see the sign above... it says Camping ~ Hell... (haha) I love it! ~)
We had our ward camp out this last weekend. Matt and I planned to go out on the boat after camping was over to relax. We got to the campground a little after 3:00 pm. Matt took a half day, and we headed up to get our camping trip in! We had a great Potluck Dinner. We made Dutch Oven Potatoes, and I think they turned out pretty good! After the Dinner we had a campfire, and we sang songs, told a few stories and jokes, and just played and talked and laughed. I walked around the Campfire circle and offered Hand Sanitizer to anyone who wanted it. I figured if I brought it, it would help me get through my Camping Experience. I did help a little! :) Most people stayed up pretty late and just hung out and talked and had a good time. By the time we made it to the tent, the kids were almost out! I think everyone in my group went to bed about the same time.
But before I could go to bed, I needed to go to the potty... now here is yet another reason camping is NOT for me. There were BATS in the Women's Bathroom. I am sure you are shaking your head calling me a baby, but would you be able to go in the bathroom with bats that are screeching... what if they attacked me?? It did not help that Spencer Baker and Travis Cluff came with Lauren Baker and I to go to the bathroom. They wanted to play with the bats. Lauren and I ended up going to the bathroom in the men's room where there were no bats... and there was no toilet paper. We could not leave each other to go and get toilet paper, so we had to yell for her hubby to go and get some for us... DRAMA... good times...
So I finally get to bed... or at least I thought I had gotten to bed. Then I realize that my aero bed is flat, and I am laying on the floor... after pumping it up twice, I decided I was going to sleep in the car. Poor Matt and both kids were troopers and slept in the tent all night long. I am a baby and I got in the car. I did not sleep very well that night...
In the morning we had a wonderful breakfast. Pancakes, eggs, hash browns, it was SO good! I love breakfast foods! We hung out a little, played Frisbee, packed up camp, and headed to the lake.
It was a WONDERFUL Lake trip! It was nice and hot, but once the boat got moving, the breeze was perfect! The kids took their naps on the boat, and everyone who wanted to play behind the boat on their board got their chance TWICE! We had a nice lunch on the boat too, and we were home by 2:00 pm. It was a nice drive home, I got a little nap in to get ready to un-pack and clean up! ~:)
We got the boat put up, all our camping gear cleaned and put up, and we even washed the car too! After we got ourselves clean, we decided to watch the Fresno State game (they lost again, but to a top 10 team. We are REAL fans, win or loose we love our Bulldogs) Then I decided I was too tired to cook, so we printed my Birthday Coupon and went to Red Robin for dinner. The kids were great troopers, and it was a nice way to end a busy day!
I am thankful I went on the Ward Camping trip! This was the FIRST trip we did with kids, and I think I did a good job with it being the first! Maybe if I ever decide to camp again I will let Hailey get dirty without freaking out! HAHA!