We christened the campsite Camp Dumpling because. . . lo and behold. . . we had chicken and dumplings for dinner. What a great name, eh? The camping area is close to where the boys went on their priesthood camp-out. Here are a bunch of pictures kind of in random order:
Going on a hike and crossing the cattle guards. It was tricky business.
The kids are so cute in the morning. They are just happy and playful. It's a good way to start the day.
Our campsite was really great. A great location with shade and sun and trees and open area, too. We love Camp Dumpling!
The boys had come across this skeleton when they went on the priesthood camp-out. They were pretty excited to show me it. Interesting.
The boys' newest favorite thing to do while camping: play with "fire sticks." They put a stick in the fire and get it smoking. Kind of like sparklers.
A bloodied-nose monster on our hike. Grrrr.
Miles climbing up a tree limb. He was pretty nervous about going any further; my boys are none too brave.
This was our little scavenger hunt we did. We paint these egg cartons at home and then go looking for nature things that match our colors. How pretty, huh?
Our first family camping trip of 2010 was a success.