Thursday, March 14, 2013

Babes in the Woods

My best friend, Sara, and I took our two babes camping for the night earlier this week. We went in with the mindset that if things went terribly wrong, we would pack up no matter the hour and head home. 2 moms, 2 kids, 2 whacky sleepers, 1 tent, what could possibly go wrong?

Oh - and Rosita and Zoe came too.

We joined 5 other moms with all of their kids - ranging in age from 2 to 10 - at this gem of a campsite that is only 30 minutes outside of Austin. Escape would be easy if necessary.

Just snapping pics of an empty tent.


We got to our campsite in the afternoon, set up our tents, and then explored the grounds. We were a stones throw from Lake Georgetown and there was a paved road between there and the tents. The big kids rode scooters and bikes and Olivia and Eddy shuffled around, sharing a snack.

She had her tiny friends, he had wheels. Happy campers.

One of the big kids brought a pogo stick and I really think I could've paid him to babysit Eddy for at least 3 hours and he would have been totally content. He sat on his knees, wide-eyed, and bounced right along with his new found idol.

In the wild.

These women know how to camp. They had a central kitchen set up and did a family-style dinner every night. The night we were there was taco night and it was delicious. Not just camping delicious but really delicious. What was for dessert? Roasted marshmallows. Duh.

After dinner, we watched the sunset over the lake.

Temperatures dropped in to the 40s so we put on double pajamas and knit caps and settled in as a cozy family. The kids slept pretty well and the mamas were pretty cold. We woke up with the sun, played a bit, and ate breakfast.

Attempting to play peek-a-boo around the slack line. Terrible hiding spot, kid.

The trouble with camping for just one night is that one night is how long it takes to figure everything out. And setting up a tent for one night is kind of a pain in the butt. So we drove home and planned our next trip which will hopefully happen in a few weeks.

Kids riding their bikes and collecting rocks. Moms sitting in chairs chatting and watching. Charred marshmallows. Big and bright stars at night. It was spring break happiness.

We made it through the night and woke up happy. Success.

1 comment:

  1. Amazing, I love camping with kids and babies, they sleep well and love it so much! keep us updated on the next trip!


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