This weekend, we took Abby on her first camping trip! It was a great success, and we all had a good time. We went to Allan Beach, which is a 30 minute drive from home (close enough that we could have chickened out, if necessary). Mom, next summer we will go together, I think you will love it! They have a nice beach area and a lake that you can actually swim in, beautiful camping sites (although Keith missed was sad there were no pine trees, just leafy poplars), and the cleanest outhouses I have ever been in. They also had flush toilets and showers. Abby requested a row-boat ride: "please, it is my best dream to go in a row-boat, I never did before in my whole life!!!" So, we rented a creaky old row-boat, and Keith paddled us out to the middle of the lake. Another highlight was of course the marshmallow roasting, and eating yummy smores... One night Abby woke up around 2 AM, and I showed her the stars, and she declared that there were 45 of them. We had such a good time!
Today's funny: we are eating supper, and Abby is playing with her food. So, I be a good mother and tell her to stop, food is for eating not for playing, blah blah blah... Not 5 minutes later, I look over to Keith, who has constructed a rocket ship out of his corn cob and the corn pokers, and is pretending to "blast off" over the table. I am out numbered. But happy that I have such a creative and free thinking family. And I must admit that the watermelon rind centipede was a kind of cute.
Coming soon: Pictures of my belly - as soon as I figure out how to add a picture to the blog.