A glimpse into our family – the good, the bad, and, of course, the funny

Camping time is here again! April 22, 2012

Filed under: children,family,Max,Uncategorized — mandyholbert @ 12:59 pm
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Our campsites at Black Forest Campground backed up to woods for the kids to explore.  Of course, as soon as we got there and set up, that’s what they did.  We could hear them out there, but we couldn’t see them.

Finally, we all went down to explore their new hide-outs.  There was a giant rock they used as a slide, a “play room” where they stored their toys, “monkey bars” that were rhododendron branches, a creek for hunting salamanders, and “pride rock” for pretending to be Simba or a pack of wolves.

After a while, we realized that no one knew where Max was.  We split up and started looking and calling for him.

“MAX!  MAX!”

“MOM!  I’M WOST!!”

I could hear him, but I couldn’t see him.  I headed in the direction of his voice.  And I found this along the way.

Finally, after yelling back and forth for a while, I found him.

In addition to getting “wost” in the woods, Max fell and hit his head on a rock (which thankfully did not need stitches, though it did bleed a bit) and fell and stabbed his wrist with a stick (which also bled a little).

The kids’ jeans were filthy from sliding down their rock slide and scavenging through the woods and creek, and I had to add mine to the wet/dirty pile after Kendra kicked a full mug of coffee all over my lap when she flopped her foot on my lap to ask me to tie her laces.

It was definitely a dirty weekend, but a fun one.  We went hiking…

…at DuPont State Forest…

…it was a beautiful day…

…we went and got snow cones in Brevard…

…and, of course roasted hot dogs on the fire…

It was a relaxing, fun weekend.  Camping always is, though!


5 Responses to “Camping time is here again!”

  1. sherbear64 Says:

    Glad you all had a good time! And I’m also glad Max wasn’t weally, weally wost! 🙂

  2. ghfool Says:

    I’ve camped under the stars for more than 400 nights of my life and the number would be higher if life allowed. My children love it too! And I’m so happy to hear that the rock was OK after getting hit by Max’s head!

    • mandyholbert Says:

      I never camped until I met my husband. He grew up camping. And we will definitely make sure our kids grow up camping. There’s nothing like it! Thanks for reading!

  3. Teresa Cleveland Wendel Says:

    Creative kids–a rock slide, monkey bars, a play room…

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