Our cabin was perfect with its beds and electricity (we don't normally camp with such luxuries) except when Natalie locked herself inside. She had locked the door but couldn't figure out how to unlock it. The key, of course, was inside with her. We tried talking to her but she eventually came so upset and could not be calmed. After exhausting all options we were considering breaking a window to get her out. I offered many silent prayers through my tears and after one spoken prayer (thanks Camille!), Jon was able to force the locked window open and while the lock looked stretched beyond its limit, nothing was damaged.
The kids love to play and spend time with their friends. With over 20 other kids to choose from, there is always an available playmate, or two.
Our talent show was a lot of fun! We even had an amphitheater with microphones! Jon and I sang a little ditty about our traditional camping trip set to the tune of "Rise and Shout." Caleb belted out "Ring of Fire" and Alyssa treated us to a little gymnastics show. So many fun acts provided lots of good belly laughs. It was perfect except that none of my pictures turned out. I would have had so many good, embarrassing photos of our friends--Bummer!
This is a classic picture. Zeke is looking at me in disgust while I read from my dutch oven cookbook, trying to defend my theory that there actually is a science to this method of cooking. I openly admit that the food turned out fabulously, but I still don't plan to give up my precise coal-counting ways. :)