Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Camping Crazies

Generally, I haven't been known to be campings greatest fan. Something about nasty public bathrooms as your only option (yes i'm a pansy camper, no squatting behind trees for me), a constant feeling of grunge, crazy kids who probably consume an unhealthy amount of dirt and sugar in a 24 period, and a lack of sleep doesn't quite call my name in the same way as a hotel might. But when you combine camping with good friends, the beach, an RV, a comfy bed in the back of a surburban, mexican food to go, and an endless amount of s'mores to be consumed, it makes for a darn good memorial weekend adventure. The kids and I were having a great time on the beach while I practiced my up and coming photography hobby until Brynlee became a little too ambitious and got pummled by a couple waves. She wasn't the happiest gal after that and cried in fear anytime the water got within a few feet of her or her big brother
It didn't spoil or photo session before I was able to get some cute shots.
Then Brynlee realized how delicious sand is and that held her over for even a few more minutes. You might think this is her trial run with sand, but I assure that is about the 5th finger she took in. Apparently she found a real treasure.

Okay serious overload of kid pics, and it may not even appear that we went camping, but we did-really. These guys are just too cute and I need a lot of practice if i'm going to be a pro one day:)
Ah, back to the camping and another highlight. Marshmallows, marshmallows, and more marshmallows. I'm just a little obsessed with all things marshmallow related....Perfection, and the true joy of camping!
Well, as usual, camping took its toll on the best of us and I think this picture pretty much sums it up.
The boys all surfed the next day, the girls ran/walked and we got a little more beach time before heading home. Wow, I really didn't get many group shots, or any for that matter, but at least I caught one of this mega hot surfer.
So we love camping after all, but maybe just in one night doses! The kids crashed seconds within packing up, and we were ready for an earrrly bedtime that night! Until next time...and there will be a next time- anyone game?

8 comments:

The Badger family said...

Cute pictures. Camping is only fun when you do it the way you guys did. We aren't big campers either. So I am coming to cali in a few weeks and would love to see you. we will have to get together. Hope you are well.

Sarah said...

SO fun! I love beach camping, there's something so magical about it for me. And I love Brinley's static/sticky/crazy picture!

California Blakes said...

You are such a great photographer! Seriously!! I love all of them! Did you edit any of them? What program did you use?? PLEASE come play with me! That is a perfect week because we have friends coming this coming week. Can't wait! Love you, Brookie!

Halvos said...

What a fun weekend! Love the pictures!! I need to see this new camera of yours! You kids look adorable! Fun day today..thanks for playin!See you soon!!

Halvos said...

Oh, and that's funny that you went private before me--since I threatened to do it like over a YEAR ago and still haven't done it. Way to follow through Brooke! :)

Spjut Family said...

what a fun weekend. Your kids are too cute. I miss a beach...darn Utah!

shay said...

Your campers are just about the cutest little campers I've ever seen...

bethany said...

I hate camping as well. Except you're nice and will give in when begged and I will not. Ever. Okay-maybe sometime, but not anytime soon.
That said, I love that pic you took of Carson in the blue sweatshirt-his eyes!! Wow. Did you get a new camera? That's what I used to be saving for with my Etsy money. Now it goes to food, but someday I will start a camera fund again. :)