Saturday, July 3, 2010

Happy Campers

We celebrated 4th of July weekend a little early by returning to Rose Canyon on Mt. Lemmon for BB's first camping trip ever! I grew up camping with my family, but, as I said before, many years later J and I both fall more into the "indoorsy" category. We only stayed one night, piggybacking onto J's sister's family trip. They made several trips up the mountain last summer, so we figured it was a good idea to make our first baby-camping trip (and really only our third camp trip as a couple!) with an experienced crew.
We made the hour drive after J got off of work, and J got the tent up just as the sun set and the last light faded. Once we were unloaded, top priority was to set up the pack-n-play and put BB down for the night. Our tent was just big enough for the pack-n-play and our two sleeping bags. After just a little fussing BB fell asleep - he's such a great sleeper, he can sleep anywhere, which I am so thankful for because I know not all babies are as sleep-adaptable as BB, and it allows us to have a much more active social life than we could otherwise. So BB fell asleep and J and I joined the rest of the family around the campfire and made smores - which, J can tell you, I had been obsessively craving since the exact moment we first considered going on this trip. Once the little ones were all in bed and my tummy was full of chocolate and toasted marshmallows, I tried my hand at a little mixology. Sadly, my smores drink was a failed experiment, but between giggling at camp fire innuendos and the fun when you combine outdoor toileting with flashlights, the rest of the night was a definite success.

The next day we went to Rose Canyon lake so J and M could help the little girls fish and I reminisced about the last time we brought BB to this lake - he was so little and he slept in the carrier almost the whole time.

August 2009 & July 2010

Now I followed him as he toddled the lake walkway and let the dirt and rocks sift through his hands.

We were given a hiking backpack carrier which we used for the first time on this trip!

I think it's safe to say that he's a happy camper.


  1. Yay for camping! You look like such a proud momma in those last pics - and you look great:) It's so surreal to think we'll see each other so soon! I hope Han takes after BB for the plane ride and decides she will sleep anywhere, anytime!

  2. Great pictures! The lake photo is beautiful!! :) Love my baby J, any pic's I see of him growing fill me with joy and love for both him, and you & J. Thanks for posting! :) XOXO