Thursday, September 18, 2014

Camping with a Baby

On the same weekend every year, Tim's family rents out a cute little church camp for all of us to get together. It's in a tiny little town where Tim's great-grandma Danner lived, and we always go over Homecoming weekend so we can attend the parade (the home town school's band had eight members, plus the two holding their banner) and enjoy the little carnival with the kids. It's always a super fun time with the family with lots of laughs and memories made over the weekend.

Anna loved the parade ;)
While I was pregnant, family would ask if we would be going camping this year because we'd have a newborn. Tim was always quick to answer 'yes', where I was a bit more hesitant because I wasn't sure 'how I'd be feeling'. Well, since Anna has been a super cooperative and laid back baby, after her being home a week or two, there was no doubt in either of our minds that we'd definitely be going camping.

Anna chatting with Aunt Linda -- she got lots of cuddles from
the family all weekend.
So Friday morning Tim loaded up the car while I fed Anna and got us ready. First we had her one month doctor appointment --she now weighs 7lbs 15oz!-- and then we hit the road. Thanks to being on maternity leave, and Tim having a wonderful boss, this was the first time we were able to get their Friday afternoon instead of late Friday night. It was so fun, even with a baby! Anna did excellent! She was her normal, calm self all weekend and even slept almost through the night both Friday and Saturday night - camping is exhausting, even when you're five weeks old! Of course she made up for it Sunday night by waking every two hours, but that's ok...she was back into her groove by Tuesday. 

Snug as a bug in a rug
Despite it being quite chilly (thank goodness for cabins & heaters), it was so great to see everyone and we had so much fun! I'm glad to start this wonderful tradition with Anna. Tim has so many great memories from camping as he grew up, and I'm very excited that Anna will be able to have those, too.

Family photo, September 13, 2014

1 comment:

  1. Camping with a Baby - WOW! I'm impressed. That last photo - what a beautiful family.