This past weekend we went camping at Fort Wilderness with about 500 people from our church. The church does this every year; we've only camped about 3 times, but we go every year. It's just an amazing time to just enjoy God's creation and time with friends, with no distractions. Although some have been known to bring a t.v. and some modern day amenities. Just not us.
We were blessed tremendously when we got there! There was a tent that was put up on our site by Disney, that wasn't suppose to be there and, well, we took advantage. It was so helpful, it allowed us to put the pack n play up for Avery and gave us all our own little areas and held our luggage! Thanks to God for an unexpected gift!
This is Avery telling us what to do.
Cohen helping Spencer put up the tent.
Spencer and Travis put up some old school Christmas lights. They provided so much light it was really nice.
Our friend that evening at dinner.
This was, I believe, Cohen's first time roasting marshmallows. He didn't let it heat up long enough but he enjoyed it very much none the less.
The next morning, this little lady rose quite early. Thankfully Daddy hung out with her. But after a very late night it made for a cranky mid morning.
While Daddy and some others played football the rest of us hung out at the playground. Until Avery got cranky and was over it all. Then we headed out to see the horses.
All the kids got to sit on the horse, minus Cohen who didn't want to at the time. Avery though was fearless. Like her brother at this age, she is really enjoying animals.
And I think all of the adults wanted to ride this one. At least I know I did.
And maybe even Avery. She tried multiple times to climb through the fence.
While Avery was sleeping, Cohen and I went wandering around the campsites. It was fun to have just him and me time. We don't get a lot of it. And when we do, my love for this little guy grows so much more. Besides the tantrums he throws everyday, he is a delight to be around. I see more of who he is when it's just us. And he's not competing with himself with his sister. I really need to make more time for this.
These two look like the are up to no good. No good at all.
Later in the afternoon we decided to go with our friends down to the boats and take a little ride to one of the lodges.
It was fun, but I think Avery felt constrained. She just wanted to run around and be free. She was pretty fussy the whole time. I was a bad mom for not bringing food. But seriously the girl had been eating all day. She needed a break.
And Cohen was all kinds of excited.
That evening before heading home, we roasted marshmallows, met Dale of Chip and Dale, and watched Cars 2. The kids fell asleep through the movie and it was fun to enjoy a movie in peace. Even a kids movie.
I am already looking forward to next year. We learned a lot about what we need to do and plan for for next year and I really am excited.