Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Into the Woods We Go

We had our first family camping trip a few weekends ago. We had the whole thing planned out for weeks and ended up getting sick a few days before we were to leave. We planned on heading out on a Thursday but decided not to because we weren't feeling well and it was going to be pretty cold that night. We were really disappointed because we had really been looking forward to this trip for a while; we love to camp and were super excited to introduce our little guy to the camping experience.
Well, we woke up Friday morning feeling a bit better and decided you know what, we're just going to do it. We're going to load up and go! The weather was going to be warmer the next couple of days so we packed up the truck with everything we needed, including lots of allergy meds, and headed out. Boy were we glad we did!

We had an awesome campsite with lots of trees and open space to run around.

The weather was beautiful during the day and that perfect chilly temp at night for wrapping up in our sleeping bags.

We went for walks talking about all of the beautiful things God created (including the cute armadillo we saw)and down to the beach to play in the sand.

If you know me you know I had to put my feet in the water! It was FREEZING but I couldn't help myself and of course our little guy had to do it too. I love that he loves the water as much as I do. Our Heavenly Father truly cares about every tiny detail of our lives.

It was so much fun to watch him get excited about everything he experienced and saw. It brought us great joy to see him run and play in the dirt, the sand and the leaves. He was literally rolling in all of it and couldn't of been happier!

I would say our first family camping trip was a definite success and we can't wait to do it again!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Who Knew Rice Could Be So Much Fun!!

The end result was Bear sliding on the floor which he'd covered in rice! Good times were had by all!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Pumpkin Patch

We experienced the pumpkin patch a couple of week's ago for the first time with our sweet little Bear. He had a blast playing on the slide and in the bounce house, running through the rows and rows of pumpkins, going on a hay ride, petting the animals and picking out a pumpkin to take home.

It may be pretty cliche to say, but this really was a very special time for us. If you know us, you know that we've prayed and struggled for years and years to have a child and very much looked forward to being able to have experiences like this one. I'll tell you what, our hearts were so unbelievably blessed to be able to do this for the first time this year. We give all of the glory to our Heavenly Father who loves us, knows our hearts' desires and blesses us so amazingly.