Jimmy and Sadie and I just finished up our first family camping trip!
How would I describe camping with a toddler?
I’ll be back to share more once we’re unpacked and settled back in, but boy do I have some fun stories that involve pouring rain, a wild toddler, and much more!
Do you have any memorable stories from a family trip?
It sounds like a lot of fun! But pouring rain…not so much.
Looking forward to hearing your camping stories when you’ve unpacked. 🙂
It was a blast! Minus the rain 😉
Can’t wait to hear all about it!
Can’t wait to see you in person to talk more about it!!
I can’t wait to hear how it all went! We plan to bring the kiddos next summer, and I’m both excited and terrified of the idea. HA! Traveling with children is defnitely like a wild, rollar coaster ride. Fun one moment; slightly terrifying the second. But in the end, totally worth the thrill and the memories. Ha, ha.
I was feeling the exact same way going into our trip… excited and terrified! You couldn’t have said it better about traveling with children. Terrifying and also worth it. It’s wild!
Love that picture of you two with Sadie in the back pack!
Thanks, Dad! It’s a favorite of mine, too! I love you! ❤
I haven’t read the post with all the details yet (reading it next!), but I have to say WOW! What a fun (and exhausting) adventure this must have been! 🙂
I bet she was wowed by the experience, and what a way to start them young.
Yes, she loved it! We were wowed by how wowed she was, haha!
Ohh, so cute! I bet she enjoyed camping there.. My family misses camping!
It was so adorable seeing her discover everything! I hope your family gets to go camping soon! It’s such a joy 🙂
I remember a rainy weekend of family camping. There were about 10 families that shared a couple cul-de-sacs in one large camp ground. It was an annual event. Some families just came the next day to share a potluck meal but didn’t actually camp. We did get a lot of rain the night before. By morning the sun did begin to shine through but by this time, the ground was muddy and there were puddles in the camp and some moving water in the ditches along the paths. One of our grand daughters was just 2 or 3 and I wanted to walk her through the puddles with me ….although against her mommy’s wishes. I took the risk and went against her ill judgement (in my opinion) and we had such fun. Finally grandpa followed along and before we knew it we found a tiny trickle of a stream and were throwing twigs and leave in to watch them float on by. A little tyke is ready for adventure always and I spared her the boredom of listening to grown ups stand around and talking. My daughter-in-law and I, are still on good terms…..whew! But, I don’t recommend this bad behavior (as some may suggest) on my part.
I loved reading your camping story, Cathy! Thank you for sharing! You had me smiling and laughing the whole time 🙂
I am a trouble-maker grandma but sometimes our children don’t understand how experimenting with nature and letting them try new things….even clearing away their own dishes from the table….help them learn and grow. Messes can always be cleaned up. It is the philosophy that drives me when I am with any of them.
I love that way of looking at it! I’m going to remember that messes can always be cleaned up but there’s only so much time with kids under the roof all ready to be taught “real life” skills!
You are one brave mama to take a toddler camping! Good for you!
Hahaha, thank you! I’m not too eager to do it again, but it’s such a fun memory now!
Sounds really fun..
Thank you! We had a blast 🙂