Sunday, August 30, 2009

Camping Anniversary

The weekend of the 22nd was Soren and my 3rd anniversary. We celebrated by going on the stake campout with all our friends from church. This is exactly how Soren would choose to celebrate anything and it turns out I enjoyed it too. We'll go for romance next year.

We camped at Cascade Park which is about 45 minutes north of us and owned by the church. It was a great campsite with bathrooms and a river. We took our canoe which we acquired from a ward member with us and Soren took it out on the river. Its really so fun to have one.

That day, Friday, our video camera came in the mail so we were able to take our first home videos at the campout. Here Soren is reading the manual. I am sooooo glad we decided to invest in one now. I think when I'm 50 and all my babies are gone, all I will do is watch these movies.

Easton did so well at the campout. He didn't sleep much (=me not sleeping at all), but he loved being outside and having so much to look at and see.

This is Melanie with not her kid; its Becky's little guy Jack. Her son Ronan was awesome enough to sleep all the whole evening and night. Bo and Melanie went up early and were awesome to save us a great campsite and share their food. We had a lot of fun with them and all the other ward families that shared our fire.

Soren and Easton's trick. Everyone we show gets so nervous to see it, but they are perfectly safe. Easton is so strong and balanced.

I have been trying to teach Easton to kiss, but he doesn't understand the idea of a closed mouth. Instead he tries to suck on my face. Its pretty slobbery, but who doesn't love baby slobber?

Soren was able to borrow a tent from his work to bring along. He is in love with it. Its a tent that Eddie Bauer is testing to sell. This one was tested at base camp on Everest so as you can imagine its really tough, which means Soren HAS to have one. :) Luckily we can rent them from his work.

So all in all it was a great campout. We overdosed on s'mores, talked and laughed around the fire until all hours of the morning, got no sleep and swam/canoed in the river. We had a great time and can't wait to do it again.


eden said...

that looks like so much fun!

and i love that picture of easton "kissing" you. (:

Finding Joy in the Moments said...

Wow Easton is getting so big. It is fun to see your family and how much fun you have together. love your blog. mine is

Middleton Family said...

I am so glad you guys left a comment on our blog. I have asked Jay what your blog address is and he never knew...boys! Easton is such a cutie and growing up. Congrats again!

jenny said...

Cute pictures! I can't believe you've been married so long and have a child! I need to do something with my life... Miss you dear.