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Sunday, June 26, 2011

Father's Day Camping

We planned a camping trip to Gettysburg for Father's Day. Before the hour and a half drive though we had to take our daily walk with Samantha.
We set up our cabin first and then moved on to setting up the two tents.

2 year old cousin + 3 year old cousin=
TROUBLEI haven't seen a teeter totter in YEARSThe wagon was a life saver since the tent sights weren't as close to the cabin as the campground led us to believe.Lily was walking all over the place"Tag Grams, you're it!""Please Uncle Tommy, cook me a hot dog."Ghost stories, kindaMy dad loved jokes and he would tell them to the kids when they were too small to get them. One of his favorites was "The night was dark and stormy and all the kids were sitting around the campfire and the captain said (insert name) tell us a story and the captain said the night was dark and stormy and all the kids were sitting around the campfire and the captain said (insert name) tell us a story . . ." ELLA GOT IT THIS TIME!Daddy, tell me a storyElla was so excited to give Tom his gift that they gave it to him Saturday morning.
"It's an Iphone Papa, let me show you how to use it.""Maybe Daddy should show you how to use it"I love to see a daddy brush out his little girl's hair. Sounds sexist, I know but it's so sweet.
Jack brought his daddy up to the cabin for a shower.
Ella wanted to give her daddy his gift too. It was a book with photos that her, Sami and Mommy had printed.They loved shoveling, go figureLove the wagon!BUBBLES!"Grams, wait for me!"Jennifer made Thing 1 shirts and Thing 2 dresses for the three sets of little ones.Cousins, it makes me smile.Frisbees, another big hitbasketballShawn beat another camper dad in Corn Hole, they all played horseshoes too.
Tom also got an award for the dad having the biggest family there.Then there was swimming!Thomas and his girlsWorn out! We still had camping to do thoughWe didn't rough it too much. They even had satellite TV but the signal was horrible so we didn't watch anything."Uncle Tommy, get up"Shawn was in charge of stoking up the fireWe're always struggling with Sami to keep her shoes onNo Lily, that's Mountain Dew is for Grams.Peek A BooThen Thomas brought out the guitar.Ohhh SamiMarshmallows!Even Lily had a marshmallow. so back into the wagon and back to the cabin for a bathS'mores timeUncle Tommmmmy!SPARKLERSElla didn't sleep well in the tent Friday so her and Sami stayed at the cabin with us.Happy Fathers Day!I made everyone waffles and bacon for breakfastDo these kids look tired or what! We never even made it to the battlefields. Next time.I had Jennifer make all these Cleveland Indians shirts with the embroidery machine. We call all the kids our Sweeties and Ella always let's everyone know that she was the first sweetie so I had Jen put SWEETIE and their birth order number on the back. Here he is with #4 (Sami),#1 (Ella), #5(Lily) and #2(Jack). Our number #3(Wyatt) and #6(Piper) were in Ohio. We missed you guys.

1 comment:

  1. HI KATHY!!
    What a great time you all had!!I love to go camping, I don't mind the tent kind either, prefer the cabin kind but will do the tent kind!!!You guys always have so much fun!!Bless you for doing this!!your family loves it and I know they are so glad you organized this!!!
    Loved the Thing 1 and thing 2 outfits!!
    So many cute pics and what great memories you made!!