Thursday, August 20, 2009

One of our favorite places to be as a family...

Is camping. We've been blessed with a place to park our trailer for the last two summers and the kids are building so many memories! This was our first trip to this spot with my parents along (in their motor home). We roasted marshmallows and hot dogs - not necessarily in that order though - and spent a lot of time on the beach.

These two seem to have some special bond!
Probably the most exciting part for Trace was learning how to fly a stunt kite. They are very popular because of the amount of wind at this beach. Sometimes there is too much wind! Trace did and awesome job though and even bought his own before the trip was over.

Caden spent as much time as he possibly could in his Papa's back pocket with his Papa. He tried his hand at the stunt kites too but just isn't quite ready for that yet!
Paige just had fun being Paige. What else can I say?
Caden did spend a lot of time running on the beach! Usually to help lift a fallen kite which he got quite good at!
Both boys were taught how to whittle a stick into a hot dog roaster by Papa. They loved it and were so excited. Maybe someone should tell Santa?
The trip home was more exciting than usual because we made a stop at an old military fort. There have been some locked doors leading to underground bunkers that the boys have always wanted to see. Well, Papa found out when the tours were and we timed out trip home accordingly. The boys were SO excited when they found out!
All that fun just wears a kid out.
Cousin It Caden rode home in our car while Trace road home with Nana and Papa. (He was totally asleep under there for about 1/2 an hour!)

Sleeping beauty just slept almost the whole way home!


Jill said...

That sounds like a really good camping trip! I like the picture of Caden and Ed!

That is cool Trace did a stunt kite that is on our list to do.

Jill said...

I forgot to say how very sweet the first picture is! I love it when you can catch shots like that! Good job!!

McNew Family said...

Looks like you had fun! We are at Long Beach all the time! Where do you live? We are near Longview, WA - email me! Maybe the girlies would like to get together - our China blessing is 3 1/2, too!