Monday, July 23, 2007


We went camping in Big Bear last week. It was so beautiful and the weather was awesome! My aunt Tina and Uncle Bill came up for one of the days so we got to go swimming in the pool at the cabins they were staying at. Here are some pictures

Peencons!!(Mckenna-talk)10 minutes after getting to the campsite, Mckenna was covered head-to-toe with dirt...

And Emma too!!

Hammering the stakes

Snuggling to keep warm at 6 0'clock in the morning

Playing baseball with some kids from the neighboring campsite:

The "neighbors" were awesome. The kids saw us playing baseball and asked if they could play. They were so good with our kids and they themselves were very well behaved(I'm guessing they were aged 7, 10, and 12). They had a beautiful golden retriever who was sweet as ever - such a good dog! And their parents were great too. One evening when we got back to our campsite the kids had left the girls a sweet note. And as we were packing up to leave they came over and gave us their phone number so they could play together sometime. What a great family!

OK We have now discovered THE PERFECT S'MORE!!! Graham cracker, toasted marshmallow, Reeses Peanut Butter Cup, toasted marshmallow, graham cracker. *DROOL*

My little happy camper. David had a very strenuous "hike."
Our first hike was 1 1/2 miles. Emma did the whole thing, Mckenna rode on my back for about 1/4 of it, and as you saw above, David slept. They did a great job though. Half was uphill and minus some whining, they were troopers!
We did it!!!
When Bill and Tina came up we visited for a while at the campground & had lunch. Mckenna put her bread crust over by a tree and a little squirrel came over to eat it. Kenna kept whispering to Bill to "Be Ky-yet!! You'll care the curl!!" (be quiet you'll scare the squirrel). And anyone who knows Bill knows he is not a "Ky-yet" person, so she probably told him 20 times! :) So cute!!

The "Champion Lodgepole Pine." One of the largest trees in California. It was over 400 years old. We had to "hike" to get to it, but the hike was 1/3 of a mile, downhill. :) We were in a hurry because we wanted to go make a birdhouse (see picture below) so Emma and I ran and Ian had David in the front carrier and Mckenna on his shoulders. But to get to the hiking spot we drove for about 20 minutes on a super windy/bumpy dirt road...I was grateful for our Durango!

Emma coordinated this picture. :)
Building the birdhouse:
All done!


Shannon said...

Looks like lots of fun...and that mouth was watering!!!

Megan said...

I love camping!!! We are going at the end of August. I'm so excited!

Big Bear is beautiful. One of our fav camping spots is up there - it's actually at Lake Arrowhead at a place called Camp Switzerland.

gma said...

Oh Man...I love these blogs! As I read through your writings with each picture...I felt like I was there with you all. Especially enjoyed the Kenna talk. How fun...such great memories to cherish.

Nate and Amy said...

That smore looks delicious! Sometimes I feel like David looked in the front-carrier. We should go camping together sometime!

Megan said...

AMY!!! We HAVE to go camping sometime!! Please convince that hubby of yours.