"After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music." - Aldous Huxley

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Labor Day!

For Labor Day weekend we finally got to go camping. We had been wanting to all summer and it just never seemed to work out that we were able to. But Labor Day gave us the perfect opportunity. Even Travis' brother Shane got to come up and go with us. So we packed everything up and off we went. The kids all got to go fishing and they all caught a fish. The poor little guy. I am pretty sure it was the same tiny fish coming back each time. But man were those kids happy about it!
Photobucket We went and picked huckleberrys and the next morning had huckleberry pancakes. Madison was having more fun sliding down the dirt hill getting as dirty as possible than picking berrys. We also rode the four wheelers all over. Madison would stay on them for hours if we would let her. She is our little daredevil that is for sure.

Photobucket I have to say that I love all the dirty camping faces. I think it is hilarious that no matter how hard you try you just can't keep their faces clean. Megan however had a pretty clean face in this picture, but it is still super cute!

Megan had lots of fun time with Grandma Hillman. She was so great to hold her for me a lot of the time so that I could have fun doing whatever we were doing or just relax. Thanks Sheila!!!!
Photobucket I also learned about another Hillman tradition and that is playing hockey with sticks and either a pop can or tin foil. That was for sure a highlight for all involved.

And I just really liked this picture. I love how McKenna smiles when she isn't trying to smile for a camera.
It was a super fun weekend and I am so glad we got to go. It was a great way to round out the summer. However, the worst part about it is the fact that this is the fun I got when we got back. Oh camping laundry......you are the worst!


Anonymous said...

Wow/. those are some dirty faces. Looks like lots o fun though. Don't you love laundry??? HA Ha. no more vacations til next year. Love- Mom and Dad

Justin and Stacey said...

looks like a fun and dirty weekend!! :) gotta love camping! but for sure the worst part is the cleanup when you get home. Hopefully we can go camping together sometime!!

Krista said...

Wow, that looks like you had a ton of fun. Don't you just love mountain hockey? :) Sometimes we would even use a pine cone. Ah the memories. Thanks for the pictures, makes not being there a little better. But it also makes me miss everyone more. Give my love to everyone!