Monday, August 16, 2010

Camping Weekend

A.K.A: The Picture Heavy Post

In an effort to wring every last drop of fun out of this golden, slowly fading August, last Thursday we packed up and took a long weekend for a family camping trip. 

Let me tell you, there is nothing like camping with my family.  We laugh, we cry, we eat, we drink, we tease, but mostly we just love.  I hope this is how all families are, but I have the sneaking suspicion that I am blessed with a rare thing when it comes to my family.  All of my siblings and their other halves get together for one of the most outrageous groups I have ever had the privilege to be a part of, and they way they love on my baby makes my heart sing. 

We camped near Knoebels, a small family amusement park about two and half hours north of us, and although the rain threatened to dampen our spirits (HA! get it?  rain? dampen?? haha...sigh.) we had a blast.

We all gathered 'round to witness my nephew Emerson have his first big boy ride all by himself on the firetrucks.

Can't say that it went all that well. 

I am a mean Aunt for taking pictures of this aren't I? He was a disaster, but he was quickly mollified by an ice cream cone. 

Jack was happy to help out.  Baby likey.
Unfortunately, I forgot my camera battery for the second day at the park, so I am hoping my sister snagged a few pics of my boy enjoying his first big theme park. 

I did get some fun snap-shots of the weekend though. 

Matt and Jack with our nephew, Emerson.  This picture kinda, sorta, really makes me want to start thinking about another baby.  Maybe.  Kind of. 

I happen to think he is laughing about the warning sign directly underneath him.  The women in my family have a weird compulsion to put babies in places that they shouldn't necessarily be, like a bucket for instance.  We can't help it, it's genetic.

And now...for my favorite part of the weekend...
Jack and Daddy, doing their thing.  Those two absolutely light up around each other.  Best buds.

As I learned from Jack's hat...



  1. The photo of you and Jack in the Moby is sooo cute! So glad you had a great time--you needed a fun vacation after the year you've had.

  2. Oh my gosh! I am a horrible mom! but I love all your pics!

  3. I bet you all had a BLAST!! Dear pics all! xoxo, Oukie

  4. Cuuuuuute pics! THe one of the two cousins together (and your hubby of course) is so sweet. :-)


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