Tuesday, July 5, 2011

A Surprise Camping Trip 4th of July Weekend

Normally people don't use the word "surprise" when they talk about camping for the 4th of July, but our weekend camping trip was definitely a surprise!

Craig surprised me Friday after I got home from work with Hailey by pulling up in front of our house with the trailer. Hailey and I greeted him outside and he said he wanted take his girls away for the weekend, just the 3 of us. We ran inside and started packing. Well it was "packing" if you call "packing" throwing everything you can think of at the drop of a hat into the trailer and praying you didn't forget anything. That's just what we did.

We drove up to Little Grass Valley, which isn't too far from home for us. We kept our fingers crossed there were some camp sites available. We arrived at the campground where we have camped before to find ONE site available (there were some other sites available in the "first come first serve" campground, but we like the one you should reserve more). We got so lucky.

We pulled into the site, set up camp and relaxed all weekend with no real plan on whether we would leave Sunday or Monday.

We took lots and lots of pictures, mostly of Hailey, but what's new?

Partying in her Pack n Play

Hangin' at camp

At least some of us slept!

Hailey got a new stroller that she LOVED!

A little bit of swimming, but the water was really cold...

So we brought her little pool back to camp and filled it w/ some cold water and some hot water from the trailer. She was a happy girl!

More sleeping

I love Hailey's crazy hair in this picture!

We aren't the only ones that had a great time! The dogs don't "make the blog" as much as they used to, but they are doing just fine! SEE!

Mommy and daddy snuck in a self portrait, like old times!

More swimming!

Mommy and her angel!

We decided (pretty much at the last minute) that we would stay 'til Monday and opted for the MAD RUSH to get home, unpacked, ready and make food to bring, get birthday gifts in time to get to my aunts 4th of July block party bash by 1pm. We were there a teeny bit after 1, but I have to say I am impressed by our making it there as soon as we did.

We got to my aunts and even though we were exhausted and it was 104 degrees, we partied as much as we (or Hailey and I could handle). It was super fun, but we ended up leaving just as the fireworks were getting started. It was such a long weekend.

I feel so bad now that I think about it. It was Hailey's first 4th of July and mommy didn't even do sparklers with her =( bad mommy!

But I did get some cute pics!

Hope everyone I know and love had a safe happy 4th of July weekend!


Nadia said...

She's getting so big.Hope you had a Happy 4th of July

Julie said...

Happy 1st 4th of July Hailey. Glad your camping trip was so fun! You got some great pictures.