Wednesday, September 7, 2011

The Last Hoorah of Summer...OR The Seven Dwarves Go Camping

Summer ended on a high note this Labor Day weekend. Camping with 7 (and at one point 8) wee ones. Lots of swimming, playing in the sand, campfires, dam tours, bear shows, bike riding, kayaking, berry pie and icecream breakfasts and they even all got a turn at the wheel of Uncle Ed's boat. Now THAT'S the way to end the summer...
Enjoying popping out into the sun after being in the cold damp dam tour.

Lots of bike riding around the park.


More sand in more crevices than should be allowed.

We built our own camping bathtub!
We are monsters. Feed us!

Getting ready for the bear show.
Always a good idea to take little kids to a bear safety show right before bedtime when you're camping. NOT.



We've already eaten 3 bags of marshmallows. Better round out our nutrition plan.
C'mon already Grandmpas. Let's get this party started!

Lovin' the open water.


Dahling...when is it my turn at the wheel?

This boating stuff is fun!
Captain Silly Pants.

This is easy peasy.


Duck Duck Goose.
I haven't showered in 4 days. You aren't putting me on your blog are you?

We got home Monday late afternoon, scurried to the store for school supplies and I was SO ready for this...

yesterday morning. Yep! They are back in school. Just in time to avert that nervous breakdown I felt coming on ;-)

9 comments:

Jill said...

What a fun weekend camping - memories forged forever with that one!! Those pictures remind me of when I was little and we'd go camping and boating up in Minnisota! You are the bestest best mom EVER!!

Camping - check.
School starting - double check!!!

Enjoy the week!! :)

Jill said...

What a fun weekend camping - memories forged forever with that one!! Those pictures remind me of when I was little and we'd go camping and boating up in Minnisota! You are the bestest best mom EVER!!

Camping - check.
School starting - double check!!!

Enjoy the week!! :)

Raina said...

Got a HUGE belly laugh about your nutrition plan and the bear warnings at bed time. My husband's hunting partner shot a record size bear yesterday. One less I have to worry about!

Those kids look like they had the times of their lives!! :)

Happy school year to you!

Big Daddy Diesel said...

Bears and boats!!!! FUN!!

Nikki Kendall said...

Fun stuff! We have a couple more camping trips on the schedule...I love fall camping!

greekmelie said...

these are many wee ones! I admire you for the avoidance of nervous breakdown! Looks like you had fun! :-)

ajh said...

Your kids are pretty lucky! You do so many wonderful things with them!

Epic Fail said...

That all looks like a blast. And for some reason this one caption made me laugh all the way through: "We are monsters. Feed us." HA HA HA!!!

Kate said...

LOVE IT. Times 1000. Next time I'm going, too. :)