This weekend we went camping with family. It had been almost 2 years since we'd been camping - and at least twice that long since we'd camped in an actual campground. So, on Friday evening - after a day of gathering, shopping and packing, our tent landed at the KOA west of Des Moines on I-80. I will have to admit - having the pool and the fishing pond was very nice with the boys. Joey hit the pool on Friday evening while baby and I watched - and the whole family hit the water on Saturday afternoon. Breakfast always tastes better outside - and somehow - you don't feel too bad about eating too much. Overall it was a great chance to get away from the computer for a little while. I think it's a great family activity and a great way to get outdoors. Do I prefer more rustic camping? Yes, but I did have a good time - and so did the boys and the rest of the family. (Grandpa and Grandma enjoyed their pop up camper too!) Unfortunately, we didn't take a camera - so most of the pictures are in our memories - which is ok too. A couple of our family members had cameras - so I'm hoping we'll get at least a few photos!
What this weekend has challenged me to do is spend more time outside as a family - whether it is hiking, swimming, enjoying nature, or just watching the boys explore.