"Thought breeds thought; children familiar with great thoughts take as naturally to thinking for themselves as the well-nourished body takes to growing; and we must bear in mind that growth, physical, intellectual, moral, spiritual, is the sole end of education." ~ Charlotte Mason

Monday, August 30, 2010


This past weekend we all went camping! It was a family camp ground with both trailer and tent camping. There was a splash pad, pool and water slide! The playground equipment was well kept and the kids could move from the park to the water activities easily. Also the washroom and shower facilities were so clean and in fantastic shape. Always an added bonus. :) The camp site we had the first night wasn't as good as the one we moved to the following night. We moved to help us find a lost set of keys (that's a whole other story!) and also to be next to some friends who were camping. The site the second night was right beside an inlet with a road behind us; there weren't many camping so it felt secluded there. The view was lovely. The fire pit had been set up so we could look over the water as we sat by the fire. The kids had a fantastic time with all the activities and the two other families we were visiting with who were camping there. This was our first time camping with the kids so it was exciting for them, although tiring for us. :) The weekend was truly amazing though, lots of memories for us all to treasure. My husband and I were talking yesterday and we think we would like to take the kids to a forested park for some camping next summer. There was a really nice park we went camping at when we were first married. The trails are beautiful and there is canoeing, biking (there were several different trails and our family loves to bike, both the kids and us), hiking and beach available. We're going to look around for camping gear on sale this coming month and add what we will need so we can take the kids to a nice forested park area on our next camping experience. The kids love to bike and they've been wanting to canoe for a while as well. Now that our little one is getting older, it will be easier to do this sort of thing!

This weekend got us thinking about different options for family holiday and things to do as a family, new experience for the kids to learn and grow from. Incentive for my husband and I to shed some weight over the winter months and get into shape. And it was a lot of fun to spend time with a couple of families we'd been meaning to for a while now. I'm always mindful that on these occasions we are building memories for our children to cherish (well each day are as well:). Love this quote, I can not remember where I saw it. "We remember moments, not days." ~Uknown


  1. We just got back from tent camping as well! I can tell you that it does get easier as the kids get older. They can help out a lot more now!
    Glad you had so much fun and are making memories that will bond you all together so strongly :)

  2. I noticed on FB you went bike riding on your camping trip. I was going to comment because I'd just looked into doing all that at a Provincial Park. Thanks for the encouragement. :)


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