Saturday, July 10, 2010

Camping Adventure #2...4th of July

Over the 4th of July weekend we headed off to Gore, Oklahoma for our second camping adventure of the year. This camping is different because we stayed in Granny Ida and Grandpa Leroy's 5th wheel camper instead of a tent. When we arrived the boys were greeted with lots of cousins; some cousins were in from Minnesota, which was a big treat.

The boys with Sarah. Sarah and Caden are only one month apart.



Brittany and Kathleen


We were also welcomed on Saturday, our first full day, with rain...lots of rain...all day long! However, that didn't stop the fun.


Grandma Wiley with her babies.

It was an eye opening day. I swear the boys acted like some teenagers. No hugs, no talking to mom, not really acknowledging I was there...sniff, sniff. However, the main acknowledgement I received was some attitude when they happened to see the camera.

I got this from Caden...


and this. *sigh*


Cameron's new face for...no more pictures,
while playing frisbee in the rain.

Sunday, the 4th of July was met with lots of sunshine. Michael and I got up and went for our walk/run. When we came back, we took all the kids to the Illinois river to swim and play.

Caden starting the water fights with his older brother...

and his cousin Carter.

There were plenty of paybacks too.


Later in the day there was fishing and boat rides...


Finally, the boys decided to come around for a few 4th of July photos.


Here they are sporting their flag shirts I made for them.
The inspiration came from A Holiday Haven.

One of my favorite shots of the day came from Caden trying to hide from the camera.


That evening more family came to the campsite to enjoy a spread of food. It was really good. Around 6:00 we decided to head out to end the 4th with fireworks at the crosses.


I hope you had a wonderful 4th with your friends and family. I'm so thankful for our freedom.

God bless the USA!

11 comments:

Jessa Irene (Holiday-Haven) said...

Glad to be your inspriation! A few moms took my idea . I have so enjoyed seeing all the kiddos in flag shirts :) It is really heart warming!

Xazmin said...

Sounds like such a fun filled weekend. Family and the 4th of July is a combo that I absolutely LOVE!

Glad you guys enjoyed yours.

Pam said...

Looks like a great family time. I know your pain when trying to get photos, Colby's wedding video will be full of "the ugly face"! She doesn't seem to care!
Pam

Nicole said...

Sorry we rained on you! But still looks like you had fun! Those shirts are cute!!!! I'll have to check out how you made them.

He & Me + 3 said...

Your family knows how to have fun. I love the flag tshirts....before I read that you made them...I knew you did. They are adorable. I love the hiding picture too. CUte. YOur boys are adorable.
Now I need to know about the freezer stenciling you were talking about. Mine was just iron on.. SHhhhhh!

MiMi said...

Looks like FUN!
I'm glad you didn't title this post "Camping, Gore OK." I woulda been confused again.

Rene' said...

Camping is so much fun!! Cute pics...love the last one with the crosses!

Miller Racing Family said...

Wow what fabulous photos. I love the shots of the boys fishing and the one of Caden hiding is so cute. You guys make me want to go camping.
Sounds like you are all enjoying your summer to the fullest!

John Deere Mom said...

Great pics...love the little monkey peeking out from the fence!

Chrissy said...

What a great way to spend a holiday weekend together! Love the flag shirts =)

Kat said...

Looks like a wonderful time. I really want to take my girls camping but I'm thining it may have to wait till next summer.