Jan 22, 2011

Going Camping

Over the long weekend we took our first family camping trip to Bogue Chitto State Park near Franklinton. I must say that having been camping a few times in my childhood, I had very low expectations for this trip. Although we had a cabin, Damon and Jace decided that it would be "fun" to have the toddlers sleep in tents on the coldest night of the year (cue trip to Dr. Jones)...
What camping trip would be complete without some rugged off-road riding in your Jeep?
I think he has road rage...
Stella doesn't like to stay on the beaten path...
During our trip, Stella prepared the meals.  For breakfast we had a delicious mix of dirt, leaves, and rocks...
There was a really cool playground at the park that we all enjoyed...
Stella wanted to catch her daddy.  She kind of looks like one of the Incredibles in this picture.  Mawmaw dressed her that day while I was away "paddling" the Patriot, and I don't think she got the memo that these leggings were meant to be worn underneath Stella's real pants.  But, really, she still looks cute and I ain't gonna complain about grandparents helping me out...
See how much Cille enjoyed the park?
Stella showed off her rock-climbing prowess...
She's a natural...
This swirling ladder was tons of fun...
Stella convinced Damon to slide on his belly, which made me sooooo glad I had accepted Emily's offer to loan me her camera.  It would have been devastating to miss this shot just because I forgot my camera at home...
Stella liked to slide down right after Damon and push him off the slide...
Which led to this...
And this...
Then Stella decided to do a flip.  This surprised Damon.  I told him after spending half her life in gymnastics, he should be expecting this type of behavior...

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