Life07 Oct 2013 01:47 pm

On the July long weekend, we went off to Birch Bay State Campground and set up camp for the weekend. Grandma and Granddad were staying nearby and brought over the ingredients for smores while we supplied the fire.
We brought along Leah’s bike and Joel’s favourite ride on toy, ‘Gumby’. They served us well when we went to visit Grandma and Granddad to swim in their pool or have dinner with them.
Grandma and Granddad.
Enjoying the smores.
Morgan was determined to cook on the fire and show Leah ‘real’ camping. So he used his army cup and made some hot chocolate to share with Leah.
In front of our tent.
This was our first camping trip with the kids and it turned out pretty well.

A few tips I kept in mind for when we go camping again
– Bring a playpen. We let Joel sleep without a playpen but that meant he didn’t nap and both kids didn’t fall asleep till around 9 each night even though they ran hard outside all day. It was very bright in the tent from the sun and Joel loved playing with his cars and lining them up on the lines on the blankets
-Don’t try potty train your child right before going camping. We brought the potty along and had success, it is just inconvenient and pull-ups were a necessity as no laundering facilities close by.

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