Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Memorial Day Weekend, a photo essay

Saturday at dinner we were talking and figured that we should make a plan for Memorial day. The idea of camping was brought up and, just like that, it was decided. We headed out to buy a tent. (Our 3 man tent would have been a bit small...)
Next up is where to go. We ruled out the state parks because they are first come first serve and since we weren't leaving until after church, the likely hood of us finding a spot on memorial day weren't so hot. KOA to the rescue! Bristol TN, just an hour away, complete with pool and playground and fun weekend activities fit the bill perfectly. The kids were so excited that they could hardly sit through church. Olive kept calling it Crystal instead of Bristol, but by the time we left, she had it down.

You can't go camping without s'mores. This was the highlight. At first, the kids wanted just to roast marshmallows and eat all of the ingredients separately, (what fun is that?) I think that we got everyone convinced by the time we were all full.
Mmmmm, Mmmm, good!

Just right
Oh, yea, try this!
Just a little burnt on top!
Not too close!
Oh Yea!

Bed time! Cedar really wanted to see the stars, but it was way too cloudy. We had to settle for staying up late and telling stories.
The kids lined up on the bed. I don't know how we ever camped without blow up mattresses!

After we got home we somehow still had energy so we loaded the bikes up in the van to go to the park. Aspen and Cedar FINALLY learned to ride without training wheels. Pretty sad when an 8 1/2 year old can't ride without them, but if you've ever seen the hills around here you wouldn't be too surprised. Jonathon also dug out our roller blades and we went around the track a few times. It's been a long time since I have done that!


Seth and Julie said...

Yay for a fun weekend! You should have come up here if you were bored. My kids would have gone nuts!!!

Also, my kids can't even ride a bike with training wheels so don't feel too bad. Although....I have been taking all the blame for that but it looks like the Johnson genes may be contributing to their slow bike skills too.

Emily said...

That looked like it was so much fun Sarah!

Marie aka Grams aka Gramarme said...

Yea for camping. So much fun and so many fun memories to be made. Love the photos. Thanks.

Mom L said...

So fun! Some of my favoritest memories are the camping trips with our kids when they were little. This year everyone around here got rained out from their camping trips. Just so fun to see how those kids are growing! - Aunt Julie

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