Monday, September 29, 2008


This past weekend we had our ward campout. We went up to Mt. Charleston, which is about an hour away. It was 104 degrees when we left the city, but it soon turned cool 60 something once we reached the canyon. The kids were so excited. Sami woke up at 5:30 am on Friday morning and wandered in our room to ask if it was time to go on the campout! We have not been camping since we moved here, so it was exciting for all of us. The boys spent hours running around, shooting their slingshots at the squirrels, and exploring.
Sami hooked up with the little girls who's parents where smart enough to bring toys and dolls. She was entertained all night. Ava just loved being able to run around outside.

Matt and I were a little surprised at how cold it got at night. We were not as prepared as we should have been. We made sure the kids were fine, but Matt and I were got a little cold. Most of our camping supplies and sleeping bags are still at my parents house, so we had to make due with what he had.The kids loved sleeping in the tent.

We had enough room that we brought Ava's playpen. As soon as we put her down, she was snoring, and we did not hear from her until morning.

Which happened to be around 6am when Easton woke up and wanted to go out and play. All in all we had a great time. The kids are all ready asking when we can go back.


Jason and Melissa said...

This is so fun to see! Your oldest 3 kids are the same age as my children. I look forward to keeping in touch through blogs.

Mike and Alleen said...

The campout sounded like fun. I'm a dud and didn't feel like camping with a baby. I wish we could have come up for the evening though. We'll miss seeing you guys at church!

Emilie said...

I can't believe how good Eva was! I wouldn't try that with my little Allie, not yet anyways. It is great how something as simple as camping will be a lasting memory! We look forward to seeing you at our new house :)

Laura said...

How fun to have ward campout! We used to have those when I was a kid and I have tons of memories of them. K- I have a question. When you are adding photos to your blog, do you add all your pictures first then write around them? I am trying to figure out how to do it all!

The Bischoff's said...

YAY! Now we can keep in better touch! we missed our ward campout because that was the weekend we were moving, so my kids would be so jealous! You guys look GREAT!!

Amanda said...

We missed out! Looks like you guys had so much fun!!!