We go every year to our favorite camping spot in Frisco, N.C. The first time we ever went camping as a family (back when there were only 4 of us), we went to Frisco Woods. And we loved everything about it. I'm a creature of habit. And I love tradition. Plus, I'm afraid of trying out a new spot and having a miserable time. Stick with what you know and love.
It was another great year. With great weather. And great people. The kids had the most fun this year. They really look forward to camping now that they are older and can remember how much fun it is. Plus, they get to go with their closest friends. Jackson was upset that we couldn't stay a whole week. I, on the other hand, decided 3 nights is one night too many. Next year, we will probably go back to 2 nights. There's just too much sand. And I never sleep good in tents. And even though they have showers, it just isn't the same. (Which, by the way, my boys didn't shower the entire weekend).
Bella was in absolute heaven hanging with the "big kids". She absolutely adores the them, and they are so good with her. They even took her to take showers with them. And on walks around the campsite.
Bella with Sydney, Hailey, and Josh.
Hailey helped her catch minnows in her net, and she was so excited to hold the tiny fishy in her hands.
The first night, we had walking tacos, and they were a huge hit, especially among the kids.
Our last night there, we had our traditional seafood, steaks and shrimp. We do it up. Jodi and I had tuna steaks marinated with butter and garlic. They were amazing. We had enough chips and snacks (and marshmallows) to feed a small army. And we went through some drinks. And quite a bit of alcohol as well.
The boys entertained themselves, and it was the first year we let them wander the campground by themselves (but they had to stay together; I kept telling them, "there's strength in numbers"). They went crabbing with nets on the sound. They dug holes in the sand and climbed trees. They played football and paddle ball and practiced their pitching. And when they didn't have enough paddles, they improvised with cardboard boxes and boogey boards. We had 14 kids ages 3-16. Everybody got along great, too.
We had a good beach day. We shortened it this year since most of us were sunburnt from the previous day just sitting around the campsite. It was an eventful day, however, when Cameron's new friend, Trent, broke his arm teaching Cameron how to skim board.
Bella has finally gotten over her fear of water and was ecstatic when we got to the beach. She ran in and out of the waves like a champ, fearless. She even fell and went under a few times and got right back up. She is officially a beach bum.
Aside from the beach, the campsite also has a pool. And, of course, there's the sound. The kids spend a lot of time in the water. They like "crabbin" and catching minnows in their nets.
And we flew kites.
For some reason, Bella liked playing in Jodi's tent.
Some of us girls might not have known how to start charcoal. Yes, I actually read the directions.
And you can't go camping without s'mores. Lots of s'mores. And roasted sticky marshmallows.
And the reason why we come here every year and stay in the exact same spot.....
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, wine, video games, and bath time. I started this blog because I am passionate about photography and journaling, and because I wanted a place to write it all down, to rememeber 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.