Thursday, August 27, 2009

This Week In A Nutshell!

*We are going camping today!!! Are we crazy to take a 2 year-old and a 4 month-old camping in a tent? Or are we adventurous and tons of fun? What do you think???

*Even though I'm a little worried about the kids not sleeping. . . and Natalie waking up Kirsten and keeping everyone else at the campsite awake as well. . . I'm really excited!!! We haven't gone camping since before we had any kids, and I have really missed it. I've missed the campfires. . . the s'mores. . . roasting hot dogs. . . cuddling up in a sleeping bag. . . getting away from all the modern-day stuff and just spending time with the trees and the stars.

*We'll be camping in Wenatchee National Forest, about an hour and a half away. We're going with three other families from our ward, and I'm really looking forward to spending time with everyone and getting to know them better. Nothing brings you closer to people than roughing it for a couple days!

*It will be a little nuts trying to get everything packed up in the car and ready to go, especially since Stephen is going to work in the morning for a half day. I've got a list a mile long, about half the stuff packed already, and a LOT left to get done! I went grocery shopping tonight, and filled the cart higher than I have in a very long time. So what is it about going camping that makes you want to take along every yummy thing you can think of in case you might want to eat it??? We have enough food to feed an army of campers!

*I hope our Queen air mattress and the Pack-n-Play both fit inside the tent we're borrowing, because they wouldn't both fit in ours!

*On a different note. . . Natalie is seriously losing all of her hair! She was born with lots more than what she has now, and it seems to be falling out more and more every day. She has a bald spot on the back of her head too. I always heard that most babies lose their hair and then it grows in a different color, but Kirsten never lost ANY of hers so I never knew what that was like until now!
*Before I left tonight to go teach my harp lesson, I was saying bye to Kirsten and she said, "Don't go, please." It took me by surprise! I still went, and she was fine with it. Such a polite girl!

*Kirsten's new favorite movie is The Wizard of Oz. She asks for it every day this week, and jabbers on and on about Dorothy, Witch, Scary (Scarecrow), Man (Tin Man), and Tigey (Lion). She actually really likes the Wicked Witch, and loves the songs.

*Wish me luck on our camping adventure! I hope it's awesome. . . but if it's not, at least we'll have some good stories to tell about it.


  1. Dan and I took Jake camping when he was 8 months old and he did fine. I put a beanie on his head to keep him warm through the night. The packnplay was the best.Good luck and have fun.

  2. Great photos! We camped when ours were little and it was actually quite easy! Good luck.

  3. Have fun camping! I hope that the girls do well!

  4. So brave (and a little crazy, too)!

  5. How fun!! I think you are super fun and adventerous! I have been wanting to go camping for a long time. Maybe we will some time.

  6. Pics are so good... I am sure both the kids will have fun at camp.. Enjoy!!

  7. Have fun! I camped with my daughter at 6 months old. She slept in her carseat(she was good at that, anyway).

  8. So you are crazy. But we are all different. LOL

    My kids look so funny when their hair falls out.

    There was something else I was going to say....what was it????? DOnt know.

    BUt there was more.

  9. You're much braver than me!!! WOW!!! Can't wait to see how your camping trip turns out! Good Luck!

  10. I think you are very brave to take a baby and toddler... but I bet it will be tons of fun! I hope the kids do great!!

  11. You're insane! Camping with two little ones!? Just kidding. It will be a blast (especially for them I'm sure). I hope you guys are having fun!

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  13. You are so good with girls!
    It is so nice to see them all pretty with gorgeous hair flowers and adorable clothes!
    We only took our 5 kids camping once on a reunion...Emergency did happen: Our 3rd son was on a bike and smacked on down to the ground and his chin cracked open and had to get him to emergency...My boys are too adventurous, not afraid of anything, so once was enough!
    The same child left this week for his mission to Brazil.His brother is doing great on his mission in Washington...
    Can't wait to see pictures of your camping fun!

  14. That was really fun! I'm really glad we got to go and get to know you a little better. You seemed to handle it all really well. =)

  15. Have a great time!!! WOO HOO!!!

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