Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Last week, Stephen and I thought it would be fun to go camping. Eastern Washington, a refreshing lake, sitting around a campfire, waking up and making breakfast outside; yes, camping sounded terrific! The Corrigan family wanted to go as well so we decided on Lake Wenatchee as it was about the only campground that had some first-come first-serve sites. We borrowed Stephen's parents' camping trailer which made things even more appealing. Upon arrival, all was good. We set up camp, walked around, went down to the lake, played on the playground, ate some snacks, took potty breaks, etc. Now this about sums up the trip. Stephen and I hardly had a minute to sit down because Jovie of course is right at the age where she can get anywhere and she wants to eat EVERYTHING. Everything includes dirt, rocks and garbage. So, either Stephen or myself were constantly holding Jovie while the other prepared food or took Pear to the potty. I shouldn't say that we were constantly busy because Trevor (Pear's favorite person next to my sisters) was there to hold Pear, take her to the playground or sympathize with her when she got hurt. All in all, Pear had a blast, Stephen and I were worn out and we discovered that it's probably not worth trying to go camping with an 8 month old. We are however looking forward to camping next year as Jovie will be at a much better age!