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Friday, October 21, 2011


Last weekend, we went camping.

For those of you keeping up, I haven't been camping since last summer when I was around 5 or 6 months pregnant. Little Man has not been camping as we didn't go this summer. I wasn't sure how it was going to go...but, camping we went.

We camped at Mirror Lake State Park, near Baraboo and Wisconsin Dells. Basically, it's the overflow from Devil's Lake State Park, which is about 13 miles away. Megan and Andy (Megandy) joined us in our camping well as Puppy. And we camp in style. We took the huge tent, which was quite crowded with our two military cots, the pack-n-play, and Puppy's kennel. We had the easy-up, Megandy brought their easy-up and the boat, we had coolers, food, bins with supplies (plates, silverware, cast iron skillets, cups, can openers, etc.)...just a bunch of stuff.

Little Man has never been camping. We weren't sure how things were going to go. Let's put it this could have gone much worse. Little Man equates his pack-n-play with baby jail because that's what it's used for at home (now; it never used to be used as baby jail). So, when bed time came for Puppy and Little Man, he screamed...and I don't mean he was crying...he was screaming at the top of his lungs like he was in the worst pain of his life. And then Puppy would start in. Husband finally went into the tent until they both calmed down. It wouldn't have been so bad if he hadn't woken up at 4am doing the same thing.

The same thing happened on Saturday night but it wasn't as bad as it could have been. He fell asleep much easier and wasn't quite so pissy when he woke up. I think the problem the first night was that he was cold. Once Husband took the rainfly down and the tent warmed up, he was fine.

Anyway, pictures...

The first three are from Saturday...he was actually okay with being in the pack-n-play but I think it's because I was taking pictures. Also, please note Liberty Bear in the background. He wanted to take it we did.

These three are from Sunday morning. We took a little walk in the Kelty before we started packing up camp. He was quite amused with the crunching of the leaves.

Anyway, I don't think we're going to be camping again until next summer...maybe. We'll see.


  1. Well he certainly looks like he's enjoyimg it there! Maybe he'll be better when he's a bit older though? Anyway, it sounds like you had fun despite him waking up at 4.

  2. We had the same experience when my kids were babies except we were in a motel:) It's really hard not to sleep in your own bed when you're a baby.

  3. He is getting so big! Glad you had some fun and sure were prepared.
    It gets so cold at night; we didn't realize that and were freezing. We can't go camping now b/c my little one's eczema and the dirt don't mix together very well.

  4. Ok, I have to know what that stroller is that I've seen in your pictures. What is it?