When the kids were growing up, my sister, John, and I would take all 8 kids camping a couple times a year. Lots of great memories made! Last weekend we did it again with the 8 kids and spouses and significant others, and one grandchild and one on the way. About 18 people in all. It was fun to all be together in the great outdoors!
Tanner in his saggy suit trying to get in.
Some of the group around the campfire. One night Jami had an ice breaker game we played and the other night we played Catch Phrase. Kids are now enjoyable adults to be with!
Tyler brought his boat for skiing and tubing. We were at Lake Wissota State Park near Chippewa Falls. More memories made ;)
My niece, Tara, was here and my sister decided Isaac should cool off in a pail. It does not take much to thrill a kid! My kids all loved sitting in pails. Below is Trevor all bunched down. Watching Isaac brought back good memories ;)
While we were off camping in June, Tyler and Tanner put a laminate floor in the living room. I love it--no more grungy carpet. And it was so nice to have no part in the muss and fuss--just return home and it's there and everything put back in order!
Our first camping trip was by Lake Wissota near Chippewa Falls. Matt and Tessa and Oliver came with. Oliver is a great camper! He brings his dog bed with and doesn't seem to think it's strange that we are sleeping in this moveable house and sitting outside a lot. On the last camp trip, I woke up to loud snoring in the morning and thot it was Tessa. Come to find out it was Oliver who snores like a human ;)
My sister and her husband camped with us too and brought Sophie for her first camping adventure. She did very well, but I think she thot the whole thing was really wierd. This campground even had wireless internet!