Sunday, May 17, 2009

Camping in Style

I'm posting from the picnic table at our campsite and it's amazing! We pulled up to the park gate at 2pm and started to set up right away. We are so lucky to have Uncle David's camper because I think it's as "rustic" as Ashley could handle. Once we had everything in its place we all relaxed and read books and magazines until around 5pm when Jason and Ashley decided it was time to go surfing. We made our way down the huge wooden staircase and Ashley was so excited she was hopping across the beach with excitement. All I can say is my daughter is BRAVE! First off, it was overcast this evening and the water and air were both about 65 degrees with a little bit of a breeze, I said BRRRRR just looking at the water. Ash of course hopped on the board and was ready to go with no hesitation. The waves were perfect for teaching Ashley today, Jason was able to paddle into a wave, hop on his knees and then help Ashley stand up while they rode the waves all the way to the shore. Ashley was all smiles standing up on the surf board. After about 30 minutes Ashley looked pretty cold so Jason said one more wave and then it was time to go in and she quickly snapped back saying, "I'm fine! I'm fine!" After a few more waves Ash came in and I warmed her up with a towel while we watched Daddy catch some tiny waves.

After a hot shower Ash was bundled up and ready for marshmallows (I feel like that's all she has talked about for the last week). I convinced her to have a banana instead and then my brother, Ian, joined us for hot dogs and s'mores. Ash took one bite of her s'more and once she realized she had sticky marshmallows on her hands and face she was done and opted for plain, uncooked marshmallows instead. Ash and I burned off some sugar playing freeze dance in the light of the lanterns until Colin said it was time to stop. It's been a great day and we're all really excited for tomorrow. Keep your fingers crossed that we get some sunshine because that would make for a perfect day and some fun pictures.

Here are a few pictures from today. Ugh, forget the pictures for tonight. I've tried loading them to the site 4 times and it's taking forever and my eyeballs are trying to go to sleep, I'll try again in the morning.