Wednesday, September 24, 2008


We thought we would back up a bit since we haven't blogged in a while. We were able to get away for a few days and go camping as a family. Well, we will call it camping although not much time was spent at the 'camp'. We had a great walk-in tent site with lots of good food and toys/activities galore. We were prepared for rain, sun, wind and no sleep. We were not prepared for the layer of mosquitoes that covered our children within minutes of arriving. We spent most of the time in the tent with the kids while the other person made the food or went to the bathroom. We made up for it by spending two whole days outside on the beach and went on some really good hikes. When the forecast was 'rain and then a damp day following', we decided to pack it in. We left early in the morning and made it home before lunch. We went up to the cottage and unpacked and cleaned up and put cream on the children's swollen heads. That night we had a bugfree fire on the beach and a restful (as restful as you get with two little ones) sleep.

Waking up in the tent

Silly Maetia at the cottage

Eli and I snuggling on the beach with the Mobywrap

Maetia playing in the sand

Eli loves his jolly jumper so much. He gets a lot of height!


saravan said...

Sounds like quite the camping trip. :) I love seeing new pictures of your kids - and Michael, nice work on the renos! I understand your folks just bought a little place out your way, too. I'm sure that's nice for when they visit!

Mike and Laura said...

Well they bought the cottage that we lived in for a year. I guess they have owned it for about a year and a half now. It is very nice to have them visit and also nice for them to have a place to 'get away' to. Miss you Sara

saravan said...

I guess I'm out of the loop! :) Michael's dad was at my dad's church and they were talking...and so the story goes...