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Thursday, September 18, 2008

Good Bye Summer Campout






Steve wanted to go camping one last time before it starts to get too cold. We had had a perfect Labor Day weekend and I think Steve was trying to recapture that. Labor Day weekend we went to the beach Sat. and Mon. the latter was the most perfect beach day all summer. Steve's dream came true those days, the water was warm and all 3 boys went out on his long board with him, Jacob even stood up and surfed the white wash like 5 times. The water was so warm that I even went out and surfed, I got up twice but after getting worked just to get out there I was done! Our friends The Murrays joined us on Mon. and Becky and I boogie boarded with not much success, it's not as easy as it looks!
Unfortunatly the weather and water were not so warm for our little camping/surf trip at Carpenteria State Beach. It was down right cold! Good thing we brought jeans and sweaters. The sun did peak out on Sat. right after we left the beach and cleaned up! Oh well we had fun and bonded as a family.
Some funny things happened Fri. night....We were sitting around the camp fire that took Steve 2 hours to get going and it never really got to be the towering inferno that he promised,I guess that was my fault, I got the wrong wood! I didn't know there was a difference between hard or soft..oops. It was hillarious he was all pyscho sweaty trying to get the thing going! So we are sitting around our tiny ember fire with just enough heat to make smores when all of a sudden Lucas, Steve, and I get pooped on! Gross! What are the odds you get pooped on twice in one night? Pretty good if your sitting under a bird's nest, yes it happened again soon after. Lucas was freaking out crying for like 2 hours he kept saying "I wanna go home!" After singing and stories we hit the tent for some sleeping bag Uno. I dominated. Poor Steve is such a light sleeper as it is, he didn't get any sleep thanks to the racoons that raided our food we left out! I was too lazy to get up and take a picture of them. The next morning I made egg Nikmuffins, that were delicious! Steve took the boys on an adventure and I went for a long run.
Grandma and Grandpa Fenske came up and visited us. We played cards and went to Fosters Freeze. Then we packed up, had one more camp fire(Steve had to redeem himself and this time it was a towering inferno!)the boys got to be little pyros just like their daddy! Then we headed home to our nice cozy beds.

9 comments:

Tiffany -- the mommy said...

So much fun!!! I want to go campin' with y'all!! The boys look so big...

Mom said...

Looks like soooooooooo much fun!!!!!!!!!!! I'm happy your doing family things like that it will be great memories for the boy's when they are older.

Kathy said...

Hey there. I'm a related lurker, Steve's cousin. Just wanted to say how adorable your family is! I love blogs where you can see family you otherwise don't get the chance to see. Take care,

:) Kathy (Fenske) Tanner

Laura said...

You guys are great campers. We had fun camping with you this summer. And I love how you always fit in a run everywhere you go!

Davis family said...

we have wanted to camp all summer. It just never happened. Glad you guys had such a great time.

Amy said...

I am soooooo jealous! I love camping. But I hate having to get up early on campouts. I would love Girls camp so much if they would let you sleep in till 9:00 at least! Or even 8:30.

Nicole said...

Where are the pics of all the surfing? I want to see that too! I love the crying picture! Isn't camping great? Glad you guys love it.

Kate said...

What a great idea, and so fun for a last family outing. You have the cutest family!

Kate said...

ps. Love your festive fall look!