We went to a great campground that has a river and waterfalls running through it...it was beautiful. (cough, cough...as beautiful as you can get in Oklahoma anyway) As soon as we arrived Malak began playing in the dirt...He would fill cups with dirt and then dump it out and start again... he would transfer handfulls of dirt from one place to another.... he would pick grass and throw it...he would pick up gravel and pour it over his head... He had a constant ring of dirt around his mouth... I often caught him trying to sneak a secret snack of dirt clod. Yum. Oddly enough, we found lots of gravel in his diapers. But this is what he did all weekend and had a blast! Normaly, I am a clean freak but when were outside, having fun I am all about wanting him to just be a boy and explore! He definitely did that and had SUCH a fun time doing it!
Not too happy when I wouldn't let him suck on the beer bottle cap that he found in the dirt. I'm a meany.
Even out in the wilderness Eric can find reasons to play on his iphone. Nice. (In his defense, we both put our phones away shortly after being there)
Sweet boy... just relaxed and layed with me for about 30 minutes. Loved it.
We went for walks...
We wore sunglasses...
We ate s'mores... (which, I've realized I don't really like! I am more of a burn your marshmallow and then eat it off the stick kind of girl. Huh, who knew?)
We pondered the meaning of life..
I like that Malak and the dog are both laughing for this pic. They're pals...
The weather was so hot that we left the rain fly off the tent and just slept under the stars (through the screen of course). It was wonderful to just lay there watching fireflies, hear the bullfrogs and crickets chirping and be all cozy (and safe from those oh-so-soothing but oh-so-nasty, when upclose, creatures) While we were peacefully sleeping, minding our own bidness a racoon family decided that we wanted to share our food with them... they ate all the hot dog buns, most of the dog food, half a banana and half a box of raisins. They also scared the bejeezes out of me when they screeched and hissed right outside the tent. Dumb racoons.
With such a lovely weekend, one would think that I would have taken lots of great video... but no, I took this awesome footage.
Yeah, I know... SO glad I got that bat on tape... in the dark.