Yep, we jumped on the bandwagon this year and did a little bit-o-camping (with our good friends, the Jacksons!) over Memorial Day weekend...
Jerry flew in from Prague at 3:00, and we were out the door about 4:30, ready to hit the camping site. Don't ask me how we found a camp spot that late in the day, but sure enough we pulled right up to prime campgroud (i.e. nice and grassy, right by the bathroom, and shady!!).
Some of the kiddos hangin by the fire, and trying out their new little flashlights... gearing up for some scary stories... (yep, crazy will and the Ox will live long in their memories...)
Ellie feeding some breakfast to Ben
Joshy playing 'ball'... but not quite into the 'sharing' mode yet...
Sarah and Josh hangin out by the fire
Seth took a little rest in the tent, but didn't want to go through the trouble of taking his shoes off...
After Camping, we headed out to a playground (that happened to be RIGHT by the campground - how fun is that??!)
Swings are always a hit with the kiddos :)
Seth mastered the monkey bars :)
Joshy with his own version of the monkey bars
... Then, we headed to the Zoo (also right next to the camp ground!!)
Joshy mesmerized by the eagles
Feeding the animals...
Jocelyn, Caden, Seth, Ben, Sarah, Ellie, and Jeff at the bird exhibit
... all of this in under 24 hours!! How's THAT for a speedy vacation??!