Sunday, August 30, 2009

peeing in the woods...

after three days of camping I am so glad to be home!
THINGS I HATE ABOUT CAMPING:
Peeing in the woods... I have yet to find the perfect combination of pants down far enough, legs spread far enough, to not get pee on my shoes... if this is TMI then you have never had the pleasure of peeing in the woods, or worse in a place where there are no trees to hide your flabby butt...
when you child needs to pee in the woods... Especially when it is 3 minutes after everyone is in bed for the night... GGGRRRR!! combine that with the above statement and you will learn why you need 7 pair of pants and shoes for an overnight camping trip. (at least their butts are cute though)
No showers.... YUCK... I got home and my hair felt like straw... it took three tries to wash the campfire smell out... and my kids looked like little orphans... don't even get me started on the dog... he wallowed in bacon grease and then in dirt, lovely.
Waking up at the Butt crack of dawn.
You have to give me credit though, I am extremely pleasant in spite of all this...
THINGS I LOVE ABOUT CAMPING:


spending time with my kiddos... and all the other people that I LOVE!

acting like a fool and showing off my double chins... (o.k. triple) without a care in the world.

Giggling with my teenager, because I am her ONLY source of entertainment... no ipod, no phone, no computer, NADA! Just crazy old mom... =)

Laughing with my little boy... (forgive my hobo tooth, dentists are expensive)




(this one is my fav...) playing kissy face around the campfire.

finding GIGANTOR horny toads...






seriously have you ever seen one so big?? and yellow?? Look at Dray's face, he is so freaking excited. He is just oozing with adventure and discovery.



Going on a walk to nowhere in particular.

Examining every single rock and stick just in case it is something valuable... We were looking for arrowheads and Mitch actually found 2! it was awesome! Chantel found a buttload of flint and she couldn't have been happier with herself.
Funny Story:
while we were out looking for arrowheads Chantel came running over to me "MOM, MOM" "What, what is the matter?" "Nothing, Look mom, look what I found!" me barely glancing over, "Oh that is nice sweetie" "MOM, do you have any idea what this IS???" "a tennis ball?" "NO mom, *rolling eyes* it is an ANCIENT INDIAN tennis ball."
HAHAHAHA it was freaking hilarious.

and last but certainly not least, ending a wonderfuld day, with a wonderful view of a beautiful sunset. Camping if great, but it is always nice to come home.









10 comments:

Michelle said...

Seriously, that is the biggest freakin' horny toad I have ever seen. I would be afraid it would eat my children or something!!!! Glad you guys had fun camping. It's our turn this weekend. Cox family reunion here we come- for the WHOLE weekend! You should feel sorry for me.

Cindy L. said...

What great pics! That horney toad is huge and YELLOW!!! No, I've never seen one that big or that yellow. Where did you go camping? Looks like y'all had a great time.

A said...

So what is up with the hobo tooth? It just broke off one day?

Doty Family said...

jealous!! Looks like yoiu guys had a great time. I love the pictures of you and the kids. How blessed we are to have them, huh? So fun!

*Liese said...

Oh, I do love a good ancient, Indian tennis ball! That's pretty awesome. And seriously, that horny toad creeps me out.

Hopie said...

Ditto to the pee thing. We call it the pee pee shuffle!!! Great post!!!

Lorene Briscoe said...

Holy hannukah that is the biggest toad I have ever seen. That has got to be the mother of all horny toads. Denise told Bruce he looked like a horny toad with his hair cut spikey short--We laughed it was funny.

Brian and Hillary said...

It sounds like you guys had a great time. I love to go camping but I do agree there is nothing better than being home. I hate trying to not pee on my pants or my shoes and having enough coverage too.
Loved Chantel little story about the tennis ball that was way cute. Totally loved the sunset picture absolutely beautiful. Where did you guys go camping? Glad to hear that you had a good time.

bodoba said...

Oh man that sounds like so much fun! I hate camping personally but the idea of spending that much quality time with my family would be nice.

Little Lovables said...

Sounds like tons o fun and way cute pics! But peeing in the woods is nothing campred to changing feminine products in the woods. aiy!

Quick tip on yucky camp hair... when we go and I can't shower... I take cotton balls and witchhazel and run it over my scalp (think I learned this in beauty school). ahhhhh, so much better!