Monday, August 18, 2008


We went camping this weekend with the boys. We were barely gone 24 hours. Our car was more packed for this 24 hours then it was for week long trip to Montana. And we used pretty much everything we brought. We were talking about going out to the Black Hills next summer for a few days to camp. At this rate I'll need to rent a U-haul to get us there.

The boys were big helpers and very excited to get the tent up.

Goofing around in the tent.

Last time we went camping Carson was younger then Declan now!! Look at that little boy and all his hair!

Hey, everyone's looking at the camera.

Hiking up the stairs.

The boys were hiking champs. We hiked for almost 2 hours and they made it the whole way with minimal carrying.

Me and my boys taking a break from our big hike.

At the end of our hike we stopped and listen to a lady talk about snakes. She even let the boys pet it.

Both boys skipped their nap on Saturday. They were exhausted and are still trying to catch themselves up.

Daddy's little helpers.

It's a fire!

Time to relax.

Desperately digging for the marshmallows.

Declan just wanted the chocolate.

But then figure out the real thing was pretty good stuff.

And Carson loved them too.

But eventually just went for the straight chocolate.

Declan soon realized that it was pretty fun to squish the marshmallow between his fingers. Doesn't that look yummy??

We all kind of felt this way when we ate one too many smores.

Declan was thrilled to find little rocks on road. Its his new favorite thing to play with.

The campground showed A Bug's Life at night. Carson was thrilled.

Declan could have cared less. He just wanted to annoy his brother and eat the popcorn.

The boys slept pretty well in the tent too. And as you can see.....we still have the plug.

Time to put the tent away. Carson would prefer to sleep in it every night.


  1. LOL on the loaded truck! Nowadays when we "camp" I keep wondering how we ever fit everything into one small (carry-able!) backpack! Hm, well maybe it was because now we carry air mattresses...bottled drinks...

  2. Looks like such a fun day! I love the messy faces.