I took dictation today for a letter from Maryam to her friend Taylor (a boy). In the letter she told him that she loves him and they should have a playdate soon. She also said, "You choose: friend or girlfriend. Circle one and mail it back to me."
Ha! Where did she learn that already? I'm sure I must have been at least 7 or 8 before I was writing "check the box" notes to my friends.
I did point out to her that she is not old enough to have a boyfriend yet. She said, "I know, Mom! We just like to play boyfriend and girlfriend." lol. Does that make it better??? I think I've got my work cut out for me here!
Monday, June 13, 2011
|Waiting for the tire to get fixed|
Since we had a group of friends there together, we paired up families and took turns cooking breakfast and dinner for the whole group. What a treat! That really made for an easy camping trip. We were blessed to have the use of two microwaves, one in the Sunga's RV and one in the Jensen's trailer, to heat up our baby food. I was pretty nervous about doing that over a campfire.
Of course, the babies loved the trip. There were plenty of people willing and ready to hold babies all day long. Bishop and Sister Jensen and their daughter Angela were frequently found wandering over to our campsite to help with the babies. And the Sungas offered a bed in their RV for nap time every day.
Toward the end of the trip, Susan (who coordinates each year) asked Tobin if we would come again next year. And he said . . . . YES! Well, there you have it. We may be campers after all.
We did learn a few things, and I'm hoping we can remember all of them for next year. I brought way too many clothes for everyone this year. Consequently, it took me two weeks to catch up with the laundry once we got home. Our extension cord was much too short, so we need to get a longer one before next year. And our tent really is too small. When the box says it sleeps six people, that means wall to wall sleeping people; there's no room for bags or gear. And that really doesn't allow room for regular sized air mattresses either. Our current tent is sort of a football shape. I think we will be looking for something square or rectangular that sleeps closer to ten people. Or a tent trailer. Or an RV. Yeah, right! I'm dreaming! So really just a bigger tent for now. I like the trailer idea, though, since things could then be stored in it for good and I would feel more organized. The chaos of our tent and car during the weekend really drove me crazy. (I know I'm an A-type personality, but I think it's getting worse the older I get. :)
All in all, we had a fabulous weekend!
(The pictures below are in no particular order. I'm struggling to get blogger to let me move them where I want. Grrrr!)
|Tobin sitting by the fire|
|Headed Home . . . All Tuckered Out!|
|Snug as a Bug|
|Braden, Tobin, Natalie|
Don't you just love those baby coats? Adorable!
|Tobin, Braden, Natalie, Angela|
|Maryam, Peyton, Cole, Phylene, Taylor, Ashlin, Sadie|
|Peyton and Lydia|