Camping at Cougar :: Day 3

The big boys really enjoyed camping this year. They were excited when we were packing, when we were driving, and once we arrived, I thought they might spontaneously combust.

Above is a picture of Jack getting water for me from the spigot.  He was so happy to help.  It was really nice.

In addition to being happy to help, they were also happy to ride their bikes.  Cougar is one big loop, which made bike rides simple.  My second favorite part of camping (second only to being in the water) as a child was riding around the loop with my cousin Kimmy.
The afternoon of the third day, we all trekked down to the swimming hole.

It was a beautiful day.

And there was fun to be had!

My mom's dog Sadie came camping with us.

She is a wheaton Scottish Terrier, or Scottie dog.
She enjoyed the water as well!

We had only been there a short while when we found a snake!

The big boys were fascinated.

My dad scooped it up!

And all the kids took turns holding it.




I even braved the water.

Wyatt & Milo spent some time in the mud bath.
I couldn't believe Wyatt laid down in it!!!

My mom's peacock tattoo.


My little sister Roxanne

Mommy & Wyatt

This view looks the same as ever.
Year after year, it takes my breath away.

All that play time tuckered Wyatt out.

Who doesn't love holding a sleeping baby?
After our fun in the sun, we had dinner, followed by smores.

The quintessential camping experience.

Wyatt doesn't need a graham cracker or a marshmallow to enjoy his smore (AKA chocolate bar)!

On the way to the bathroom the boys would sing, 

"Oh we're going in the girls bathroom!

It was so hilarious!

Such goofballs!

I drank in the feeling of being amongst the trees.
But now looking back, I wonder if I enjoyed it enough.

After yet another day of playing hard,

the boys crashed. Hard.

I always like to have a picture of our campsite.  Here is this years.
The tent.

And the kitchen.  And Wyatt the photo bomber on the right.

All these memories, 
and can you believe it, more to come!