Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Camping Queen!

We went on yet another camping trip last week. I am officially all camped out. This was a trip with the camper and kids though which was fun for the family. We camped, fished, swam and ate s'mores until our eyes popped out. All the kids enjoyed it, the adults did too. My brother's 4 girls were there with 2 of their cousins too. That made 9 kids and 8 adults. They just edged us out in numbers. It was a little rainy but most of the time it was sunny but not too hot. As always the last day was the nicest. Note the elaborate tarp system the guys rigged up. It was like a web of rope around there.

I got a huge kick out of my little nieces, the littlest one is fearless. The oldest is hitting puberty big time but is still willing to spend a little time with her old Auntie. The second oldest is quietly growing up way, way too fast, such a sweetie and the second youngest is full of mischief and a lot like Miss M. The kids put on a Talent Show one day it was the highlight of their trip I think.

Little Eva singing her ABC's.

We had some really funny times but the funniest thing was when my dad was taking down his awning on his camper and my oldest niece was sitting close by in a chair. All of a sudden there was a HUGE gush of water from off the top of the awning and she got soaked! Good thing she has a sense of humor! Too bad we didn't have a video camera on her.

This is a picture of the kids on the way to camping, there is no more room in the car!
On another note:
The problem with knitting something for your friend who is home with her brand new baby is that she has lots of time to look up things like your blog. Not that I'm complaining that someone looks at my blog but, it is hard to show pictures of the thing you've been furiously knitting on for weeks. It (the gift) is coming along with a few modifications. I love, love, love it. I hope she will too. The baby, Liam, will probably not care much but it is designed to keep him warm so I guess he will like that.

So yes the baby we have all been waiting for arrived July 11th. He is a gorgeous boy with Big A## hands. Sorry Jess couldn't help it:) I have never seen a baby with such big hands. I will try post a pic, with his mom's approval of course.

I got quite a bit of knitting done and made good progress on the baby gift. I will take pictures and post once she has the gift. Hope you're all having a great summer!


Sandy said...

Looks and sounds like you had fun camping! I always look, everyday, to see if you've posted anything new, cuz this is how I keep up with you and your fam! I can't wait to see Liam's gift, I'm sure it's going to be amazing!

Naomi said...

Camping looks like it was fun. We were sorry to miss it but we got a lot accomplished at home so it was worth it.

Brita said...

Eva was so cute. It sounds like you had a good time. I wish that I could have stayed.

jesslm said...

Looks like fun. Love the tarp set up. And yes, I am watching you, so watch what you say about that knitting project:)

Cathy said...

Looks like you had so much fun camping - I love being out camping with family and of course it's so good for kids to get to hang with their cousins. Where did you guys go? We just got back from Lake Tomahawk, WI (Indian Mounds State Forest Campground). I am always interesting in different places to go.

I can't wait to see what you are working on for Liam.