Monday, April 13, 2009

Campsite #9

We went camping over the weekend, left Thursday afternoon and came home on Saturday afternoon. It was at a campsite about an hour from the house and was very pretty. Paul and I both made the comment that we felt like we were too tired to do anything. We could have sat by the fire/lake all day. The kids however wanted to go fishing, play soccer and just run around and play. Nathan was excited to fish and we did that as soon as the tent was up and we fished on Friday morning as well. Kayla caught a Perch and Nathan almost caught a crappie, but it broke his line. Where we were fishing there were lily pads and on Friday morning the minnows were jumping out of the water and onto the lily pads (I assume there were crappie trying to eat them). Well, Nathan decided to catch the minnows and use them for bait. He eventually gave up on fishing all together and just tried to catch minnows with his net. We also played soccer unfortunately the ball ended up in the lake a few times we retrieved it all but one time it ended up down stream. Fortunately a fisherman out in a boat brought it back to shore. Emily was not a fan of walking through the grass and having it hit her in the legs or the face. She would scream and cry every time we would walk to the lake and when we went on our walk through the forest. Kayla was a trooper and just went with the flow as she tends to do with everything. The kids also enjoy just playing in the tent. The weather was perfect, a little cool on Friday, but great for camping. I just hope the weather is as comfortable in May when we go for our next outing...
Lake Stubblefield here we come!!
Laying on the mattress in the tent looking up at the sky Time to go fishing!!
Daddy's little helpers
trying to hook a worm without touching the worm
Now holding the worm, this way was much better.
So sad to have walk through all that grass.
Roasting Hot Dogs
...and for dessert, marshmallows!!
on the hunt for minnows
Kayla checks out the minnows Nathan has caught
Kayla has conquered the jungle
Good bye soccer ball!!
Hello soccer ball
Enjoying the fire!!
Ring-a-round the rosie,
Nathan enjoyed putting pine needles on the fire to make it BIG!!
...and of course throwing rocks in the water!!

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