Wednesday, July 4, 2007

First Camping Trip

Isn't it nice when a trip or a break exceeds expectations instead of the other way around? This is definitely a "do-it-again-er" and hopefully sooner than later. We spent the weekend in the NC mountains...ahh, so cool up there....with the Col, John, Jessie and Kelsey. We rented the cutest side-by-side cabins in a KOA campground. In the BCP (Before Cutie-Patooties) days, Ed and I had been unrelenting die-hards when it comes to the virtues of backpacking versus camping (you know...ya gotta hike at least 10 miles from the trailhead in a wilderness preserve and suffer from mild exhaustion before you can say you really went "backpacking")....but..oh ho ho...I have to say this KOA campground was pretty much a winner now that we're packin' two twenty-two month olds!

We took side trips on Saturday. Col, John and their girls went to Grandfather Mountain for some real hiking while Ed and I and our girls went to...Tweetsie Railroad, an amusement park for the 5-and-under crowd:

But our fav thing to do was to just hang out by our cabins and drink wine and watch Kelesy and Jessie play and chase after Sammi and Nicki and have huge marshmellow fights by the fireside...oh, yes, and watch Jessie-the-pyro play with fire!!

Here's Kelsey....isn't she lovely? (Kelsey, I remember when you were under two and we went on a camping trip with you....!! )

Great time, guys!!! Let's go again really next month?? :)


Isabella's Mommy & Daddy said...

Looks like you had so much fun..
The girls are sooo cute..
Have a GREAT 4th of July..

Sophie's Mom said...

Looks like a great trip! Your girls are beautiful!

K1 said...

What a great summer you are having, and it's just started! Hope you have a safe 4th!!

Diana said...

If you like hanging out, drinking wine and watching your kids have a blast...then yes, you need to get a pool. No rush, next summer is good and your girls will be a better age to enjoy it.

Holly said...

Hi! I'm Holly and I saw you left a comment on my blog. Thanks for stopping by. Your daughters are beautiful. I will look forward to continue visiting your blog! said...

Hey Girl. I can't believe I'm just now getting around to blogging. Oh, I love all of your pictures. I didn't think it was possible that your little dolls could get any cuter. BUT THEY HAVE!!!! I have been buried (good thing) at work this past week. I wanted to call you yesterday but exhausted after trip to the zoo. Anyway, yeah I think you could get a top knot pony tail in your babies hair. I bought most of their hair rubber bands at the grocery store! Claire's boutique sells some really cute stuff but the grocery store is more convient! ha ha.... I have used the newspaper rubber bands when the girls kept pulling them out. It hurt like a mother jumper pulling those out so needless to say they stopped pulling them out!

I will try to give you a ring tomorrow night if you're available. Ok?