Wednesday, July 30, 2008

So I promised...

some photos from camping. Well I'm finally getting around to it.
We camped at Camp Shelly near Baldwin Beach in South Lake Tahoe for 5 wonderful days. We have turned into some pretty fabulous campers if i don't say so myself. OK i will get off the soap box.
Almost every day we went down to the lake. With the nearby fires some days there was no visibility across the lake. i had forgotten how much i like the area.

My friend Cathy joined us on our trip, she was (not) technically the au pair/nanny. She worked sooo hard at her job. It was still good company and laughs. Liam turned 3 and had his Darth Vader Birthday up there. He was soooo happy to finally have his birthday. Big milestones for him...he officially is potty trained. The camping trip did the trick. i guess annoucing to his audience that he was going to the bathroom did it for him. (The portapotty was kept out in the open instead of in the trailer) Yay for my big guy!!!

Our campsite. Picture taken from Johnny's snore tent or what we referred to as his penthouse.

At a fair during the summer i bought some henna tattoos for the kids. So i thought on this trip it wuld be great fun to break it out. The boys all loved it. i even think some of the other camper kids were jealous of their body art. Of course the women got theirs too. It was the power to the oops...what happens at the lake stays at the lake. The guys had a night to go out on the town and so did the women. i think they had a good night. Ours started off with shots of liquor at this really expensive boutique. The owner was giving away shots for free. And let me tell you...ya had to be drunk to pay those prices. It was a good night no matter how you break it up. Oh and i won on the slot machines.

So the summer is technically over for us, and i have a first grader (will show photos later) i can only bask in the summer memories. How quickly and temporary everything is. You have to live in the moment...if you don't well are there regrets?


Diane B. said...

ah the memories! I have to say that we are officially camping experts. Perhaps we should think about writing a book on the finer points of camping? LOL

Cathy said...

I had so much fun with all you guys! You really are camping experts. cam we go again?