A few weeks ago we went camping (we hope to go a few more times before the summer is over, we love it! And by 'we' I mean all but Ruthie, but she is out-voted so too bad).
Eating in the tent the first night due to rain.
Yummy food cooked with fire!
Beach wasn't all that fun in the rain.
We had to keep the princess dry.
We gave up on the outdoors and hung out in the van for a while.
Then went into town and found some treats.
Then played some mini-golf.
Finally the rain stopped so we could make s'mores!
The next day was finally beautiful! So we got up bright and early.
And headed to the beach while Daddy and Ruthie packed up to go home (I hear Ruthie deemed herself foreman, so she just watched and then ordered him around now and then).
Gideon kept making little mounds of dirt, then calling them "Thomas!"
I'm glad that all the kids love road trips and adventures (I'm sure Ruthie will get over sleeping in a tent eventually).
So the moral of the story is: Even though sometimes trying to do stuff with kids, especially with bad weather thrown in, can be a pain in the butt, just have a good attitude and be willing to go with the flow and VOILA! Super fun family times. Honestly I think it's good when things get tough, because it's an opportunity to show our kids how to react properly, and also that in life, things don't always go our way, but we can still make the best of it and we don't have to give up. I want my kids to know that things aren't always easy, and that's ok. I can't see an easy life being a very fulfilling one.
P.S. I almost forgot to post the great video I got of Gideon telling his joke while we were camping!