Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Last Beach Camping Trip of 2016

A four day weekend means a perfect oppurtunity to go camping in our family and when the weather feels like Summer in October it makes our last beach camping trip of 2016 that much better!



Other than the water being cold, kids didn't mind one bit, everything else was perfect!


After some time in the water Brooklyn decided to thaw out a bit and play in the sand instead.




After cleaning up and dinner we roasted s'mores.  The girls usually spend the evening riding scooters around the campsite but this trip there were a lot less kids around and they were tired so they chose to watch a movie inside the trailer instead.   Hubby and I stayed out and enjoyed the quiet around the campfire while they were inside




Brooklyn and I took a walk along the beach early in the morning together while daddy and Kayla stayed back at the trailer.  I'll post those pictures later.  After our walk we enjoyed breakfast burittos on the beach and then the girls played in the sand until it was time to get swimsuits on and head to the water.

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I love that the girls were waiting so patiently for us to get down to the water so they could go in.


Camp food can still be pretty.




Have you ever noticed how guys can only be still for so long?   I could spend hours just sitting and staring at the ocean and do absolutely nothing but my husband will get bored eventually and has to either go in the water or dig/build something.  Here he is happily digging while the girls play in the water a few feet away.


I put him to work to find me a sand dollar but all the ones he found this weekend were still living so back in the ocean they went





Time to bury the girls!










It seemed a bit chillier than the evening before so we started the campfire earlier on Saturday night.






If you didn't notice we were missing someone in all the pictures above.  Right after dinner somebody was found passed out in her bunk.  She was very tired but made me promise that I would wake her for s'mores.   It took me forever to get her to wake up but eventually she joined us for some and then both the girls were back in the trailer cuddled up together to watch another movie.



Sunday morning Brooklyn helped me make pancakes and sausage for breakfast.


and after breakfast I let the girls have a cookie for dessert because why not?


 Then I enjoyed my chai latte on the beach while Brooklyn dug a hole in the sand and daddy and Kayla played catch with a football that was left behind.


Sunday afternoon we were leaving but we fit in some more time in the water before packing everything up




The car ride home from camping almost always looks like this.


After our first day on the beach I was helping Kayla change out of a wet swimsuit when she said "Camping is so much fun!"  her comment made the trip for me.  She is a hard one to please and complains A LOT so when she said that it made my mommy heart so happy that all of the effort and hardwork that I put into planning our trips was worth it and that we are truly creating such fun memories for the girls and us as well!


Here's a fun little video I put together of our trip with some of the pictures I took.