A List Maker's Life: Camping Part 1 - Grand Haven

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Camping Part 1 - Grand Haven

Our first family adventure of the summer was a 4th of July camping trip in Grand Haven.
We had a fantastic time and appreciated the sun, sand, and shore.

Gavin perfected the fine art of flying a kite.

Gibson flaunted his fine art of NOT sleeping in the camper.

Gibson practiced the art of performing his newest trick, which he has since perfected (that would be pulling himself up to standing and pushing things around - not sticking out his tongue).

Kevin perfected his tan by losing the "farmer" lines he acquires during his daily landscaping art-citecture.

Our family, along with our good friends, paraded the campground on our artfully decorated bicycles before enjoying the artistically lit up night sky.

Anne Hope demonstrated the art of absolute stubbornness by keeping her eyes covered through the entire fireworks display because she was "scared of the noise." Hmmmm....

Now we are home. I have been conquering the art of folding a mountain of laundry so we can pack the camper back up for next week's camping - part 2. (read: the real reason it has taken me 4 days to post a recap of our 4th of July adventure).

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  1. We have actually never done a camping trip, but it is on my definite lists of to-do's! Yours looks like it was filled with special times with special people. You are brave to camp with a baby, by the way:-)!

  2. Looks like you had a wonderful time!! I grew up in Wyoming and it was always a fourth of July tradition to go up camping in the mountains, I miss it!

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  3. Looks like a lot of fun! We are going on our first campout ever next week and I am a little nervous about the sleeping.

  4. This is so funny! Loved the art of staying awake--isn't that the best in a camper? The farmer tan made me chuckle too. I went to the beach with very prominent short lines and sock lines--Oh well.

  5. How fun! I hope you have a great trip next week too!

  6. Looks like you guys had fun! Someday I would love to get a camper and try it, but I way too much of a city girl!! Glad you had fun!! Can't wait to hear about the next adventure!

  7. Camping is so much fun!! Glad you had a good time!

    My laundry looks like yours-I'm still catching up and we got back on Sunday (and I did 3 loads at the campground!). It's worth it though!!

  8. I still love your parade! Great photos.

  9. Looks like a great trip. How great that there is a part two! Hope it is a fun as part one!

  10. When my kids were little, they had a hard time falling asleep anywhere other than their own beds - which made vacations a little tough. Sounds like you had fun though! And the beaches on the Michigan side are so lovely and clean (unlike here in NW IN).

    Oy vey, you are brave to post a pic of the mound of laundry!

  11. Looks like a fun trip. We have been camping with our kids only a few times and they loved it. We need to do this more often. I totally relate to the mountain of laundry...

  12. Looks (and sounds) like fun! I'm impressed you have the laundry all washed ready to fold, hope your next camping trip goes well and that Gibson sleeps better...

  13. If you figure out how to conquer the laundry, let me know. Just when I think it is done there is always more.


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