The boys have had some pretty fun and memorable birthdays, but I think this one might be the best yet.
Josh has always wanted to take the boys camping for their birthday since he did it growing up. We took Cam and a few friends to the local KOA campground. We rented a cabin to make things easier; plus, the weather this time of year can be so unpredictable and usually too cold. We lucked out this year with weather. It was 79 and sunny. Could not have asked for a better day.
I packed what I thought was enough snacks but still had to make a store run after we arrived at the cabin and the snacks were already disappearing. The boys started off playing some basketball. There were a few other boys their age at the campground that eventually joined in, and we had a game of 5 on 5 going strong. I thought they might spend the entire evening on the court, but eventually they started a game of wiffle ball with Josh acting as pitcher.
I was finally able to coax them back to the cabin for dinner. Josh insisted on grilling hamburgers. They might have gotten a little burnt, but the boys didn't seem to notice.
After dinner, Josh organized a game of Capture the Flag in the dark. We had a huge open field and playground behind our cabin which worked perfectly. Josh & I took turns hiding the flag. The boys divided into 2 teams with 2 new friends they made on the basketball court, and went in search of the hidden flags.
Then it was time for a fire and s'mores. Although, the boys ended up having more fun setting their sticks on fire instead of roasting marshmallows, until eventually I had to shut that down to prevent a forest fire.
Of course, they stayed up late but were back up at 8 a.m. wanting to play more basketball.
Cameron helped me make the pancakes (he always wants to help at home).
All in all, it was a success, and I think they will all be talking about this night for years to come. I know I will always remember it. Cam kept hugging me and Josh and telling us thank you. It sounds cliché, but I mean it when I say I wish I could keep him this age forever.
My name is Kaci. I am a working mom of 3. Wife to Josh. Mom to Jackson, Cameron & Isabella. My life is dinner, homework, baseball, basketball, grocery lists, laundry, middle school, wine, video games, and schedules. I started this blog because I love taking pictures, and I needed a place to document our life. I wanted a place to write it all down, to remember little details so easily forgotten in the mad rush that is the life of a family of 5. Through my photos and words, I endeavor to capture our story.