Sunday, May 11, 2014

Last Campout at Pohick Bay *sniff*

We had our final campout at the Pohick Bay cabins this weekend, and I definitely shed some tears. We have been coming here for the last 2 years, and it is one of our very favorite places.  We will miss camping here with the Hansens, and all the lovely little spots in this beautiful corner of the world.

We had fantastic weather this trip. It was not too cold, and not too hot- and it rained a little on Saturday afternoon- which was actually perfect- because the kids sat and watched a movie on the iPad while we took a nap. (awesome!)  We also went to an Indian Restaurant for lunch, and had some seriously delicious food. (a nice break from the camping meals of bacon, hot dogs and marshmallows)

Leo and "Aunt" Rebecca sharing some marshmallows.

The boys rode their bikes a lot. It's nice that the cabins are on a little cul-de-sac, so it's the perfect place for them to ride.  Leo was getting a little more adventurous on his bike this time, so we might try no-training-wheels soon...

 The cabins have these great little porch swings that we really love. It was the perfect place to feed and rock Lena to sleep.  (We wish we had one of these at home!)

We played a game of miniature golf with the kids at Pirate's Cove. There was more ball throwing than real putting, but they had a good time.  ...And Leo does a pretty good Pirate face, as you can see.


Lena hanging out in the Baby Bjorn with me.   I only got in one golf swing, but it made her giggle when I did it. 

On Saturday we hiked down to the bay. The weather was cool and it was sprinkling- which is so nice for hiking. When we got there, there were lots of dead fish floating in the water. The boys kept picking them up, and throwing them around. (So gross!)  We were sure to disinfect everyone afterwards.

The boys spent lots of time picking up worms and various types of insects. Their favorites were the little green caterpillars they found. They made them a little home in a box and fed them leaves.

Today was a lovely Mother's Day too. I got up early and snuck down to the bathrooms to take a long and leisurely shower. It was dreamy!  Thirty minutes of hot water magic.   It was fantastic.  When I got back, Jack and Mike were making us a yummy breakfast; French Toast stuffed with cream cheese and chocolate chips, hash browns, bacon and sausage.  It was such a beautiful morning, with clear blue skies, and birds singing all around us. What a fun way to celebrate Mother's Day!

After breakfast we packed up the cars, and then drove down to the Bay.  We sat by the water and had our own little church service. We sang and prayed, and shared our testimonies. Rebecca and I expressed our gratitude for motherhood, and how lucky we feel to be moms to these beautiful children.  We are so blessed.

On our way out, Lena got a piggy back ride with Leo.  This is one of my favorite photos from the whole trip....  my three favorite people in the whole world!  They are so cute.

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