Bart and I went camping a few times before we had any kids, and Kade and Ky and I went camping with my family once several years ago, but that is the extent of our camping experience as a family. We have been saying that we should take our boys camping every summer for the past five summers. Well, at the end of August, we finally did it!
We found a cute little campground about 15 minutes away from home (we are super adventurous!), that wasn't very crowded, had flushing toilets, and was perfect for our little family's first outing. We loaded up both vehicles full of stuff we were sure we needed, a lot of which we had to borrow from others, and headed out first thing in the morning.
Our first stop was this awesome little beach. We didn't stop to play in the water, but we'll have to make a trip there just for that purpose sometime, because it looked like fun!
We spent the next morning making and eating pancakes, packing up and riding our bikes all over the campground. I have to show this adorable picture of Krew because 1) His face is to die for, and 2) It shows his new awesome bike seat. Bart and I saw this seat at Play It Again Sports when we were there looking for something else. Once we realized what it was, we knew that we had to give it a try. Krew loves it! It's so much better than the bike trailer we had been using. It's more fun for Krew, he can see more, and he and I can interact while we ride. He now asks to go for bike rides all the time, and we have been going out several times a week ever since we bought this. Too bad we didn't have it sooner!
We were so glad that we finally made it out camping, even if it is a lot of work. Hopefully we can go again next summer too!