Wednesday, May 15, 2013

First Family Camping Trip

Matt's parents invited us to spend the weekend camping with them in the San Bernardino mountains when Jax was 9-1/2 weeks old.  We had never gone camping together (other than river trips) and figured it would be a great experience for the whole family.  We arrived late on Friday night and it was absolutely freezing!  I quickly bundled the kids up and got them ready for bed.

Gavin all ready for bed

It was freezing!
Jax did really well overnight, only waking up a couple of times to nurse and then going right back to sleep.  The next morning we woke up to the crisp, cool mountain air and prepared to spend the day fishing at the local lake.  I have never fished and didn't plan to start, but Gavin was excited about it and even got his very own Spiderman fishing pole for the occasion.

My happy boys in the morning
Matt with Gavin's new fishing pole

Gavin all ready to go

Helping Daddy with the fishing pole

My sweet Gavin

I love his silhouette

Even though he looked absolutely adorable, Gavin said that the vest was a little heavy, so he let Grandma wear it.  Then, the three of them got ready to go catch some fish!

Ready for some fishin'

Grandma helped Gavin get started

Patiently waiting to catch a fish...

Taking a quick "pudder jelly" break

Everyone took a short break since the fish weren't biting.  Gavin ate some lunch while Matt and his mom got in some quick cuddles with Jaxon.

Daddy and Jax

Grandma and Jax
After taking a quick break, Matt, his mom, and Gavin returned to do a little more fishing.  Within minutes, Matt's mom came running back for her camera and excitedly telling me that Gavin had caught a fish!  We ran back down to the pier and tried to get Gavin to pose with his prize before we let it go, but he did not want to hold the pole at all with the fish on it.  So, Matt held the pole while Gavin stood beside it.  He was so proud of himself for being the only one to catch a fish that day.  I think it's an experience he'll remember for a long time.

Gavin's First Fish
After we returned to the campsite for some dinner and s'mores, my poor Jaxon was just about ready to call it a day.  I guess camping wears him out!

My tired baby
The next day, the boys enjoyed the outdoors for a bit before we headed home.  It was a wonderful trip and we can't wait to go camping again!

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