Upper and Lower Yosemite Falls
Collin spent a good amount of time trekking around on our shoulders that day
Drew wanted to actually get in the water. We tried to explain that it was too cold, but Nathan finally let him go feel it for himself
Burke and Jenn
Check out Collin's wind blown hair! The base of the falls were super windy! ...and super wet, and super loud! There was just a ton of water!!
Up at Mirror Lake. Two things: one, this lake is seasonal and usually isn't there this time of year. And two, check out the ridiculous amount of people!!!
And finally, for those of you that didn't know, this past Saturday was National Camp in your Backyard Day (thank you REI for filling us in on all those little known dates!). Nathan found out this day was coming up a while ago and has been looking forward to "camping" out back with the boys ever since. Since Jenn and Burke had already done the wilderness portion of campout night (a.k.a. Yosemite for the day) we roped them into camping with us that night too (the more the merrier, right?) We put a little tent up, pulled out Nathan's telescope, made s'mores, and all around had a pretty fun time. Drew slept in the tent (at least for most of the night, anyway), and we all slept on blow up mattresses on the lawn. Collin started out the night in his bed since he goes to bed earlier than we were going to, and then we moved him to sleep inbetween me and Nathan once Drew and everyone else had fallen asleep. Our campsite was clean, comfortable, and had bathrooms close by! Not a bad way to camp with two young kids, if I do say so myself!
Uncle Burkie and Drew setting up the tent.
Checking it out as it went up (Drew was only a little excited)
Because Drew was scared of the dark at first, Nathan gave him a headlamp that he had to check everything out with
Thanks to the "no burn" days in Fresno, in lieu of a bonfire, the BBQ served as our sophisticated way of making s'mores for the night :)
Playing Legos in the tent with Auntie Jenn
We actually found Saturn and got to see it's ring with the telescope!
Reading Curious George (of course!) with the headlamp. Don't you love the furry audience? (The two
minions Puggies are Jenn and Burke's)
Our hillbilly (and probably most comfortable way I've ever camped) campsite :)
Backyard camping was apparently exhausting for Drew. Ok, it probably had more to do with the fact that he had stayed up most of the night, but still. This was after naptime the next afternoon. He asked for a movie and fell asleep again maybe five minutes after I had turned it on. Not only have I never had him fall asleep on the couch, I've never ever had him fall asleep after already taking a nap! Proof that a good time was had, I guess. :)