Friday, July 1, 2011

scenes from our camping trip

Gary and I love taking the kids camping.  We enjoy visiting Texas lakes and campsites.  Gary took a few vacation days this week so we could do some camping!

We love Lake Ray Roberts.  It is one of our favorite camping spots.  It has beautiful sandy beaches (nothing like the ocean) and the kids love to play in the sand.  Here are a few pictures from our camping trip this week.  

Hayden isn't big into the lake water right now.  He loves to get wet, but is terrified to play in it.  I'm not sure why, but I enjoy sitting in the sand with him.  We spent a few hours building sand castles while Layla and Daddy played in the water.  I have been battling an ear infection, so I couldn't get my ear wet anyway.  It worked perfectly :)


There were a few walking trails near our campsite.  The kids and I explored them while Gary was setting up our campsite.  We were a bit afraid of the trails because of poison ivy and scary bugs and creatures.  When we saw the end of the trail we were surprised.  We came upon this "Gilligan Island" beach.  We felt like we were on a deserted island.  It was fun, but we were a bit afraid of snakes and other such creatures.  We didn't play too long, and of course I went nuts with the camera!! 

This last picture has became my favorite family photo!  I think it is fun.  If you look closely Hayden's shades are all crooked and his tongue is sticking out.  It is so funny and totally him.

We had a great time but we are so happy to be home.  
We are excited about a fun holiday weekend to come!


Anonymous said...

I love camping myself! It looks like your family had a great time. Camping on the water must be a wonderful expierience! Enjoy your long weekend.

Lauren said...

SO fun!!!!!!!!! :)

Aly @ Analyze This said...

Loving all of these photos!! Your family is so great! :)

Hope Hayden gets over the fear soon! I bet by next summer he will be a fish in the water!

Kelli said...

What a fun time. I've actually never been camping but it looks like fun. That is a cute picture of the four of you :)

Laura@The Oily Cupboard said...

that looks like so much fun! i can't wait for dude friend to get older...i think i might join you...except maybe in the fall..i hate the heat! (grins)

Traci said...

It looks like y'all had a lot of fun!! Have a great weekend!