First day of Preschool for Butters tomorrow. We finished up the summer with a solo camping trip-"a special treat for just mom and me!" We met our friends in the woods, including three friends from Preschool and their parents, some new friends and lots of star wars references! All in all there were 4 four year old boys and 2 two year olds. We had a blast. DH had a cold this week, so he stayed home with E and they had their own special time together.
I was surprised at how easy it was to grab everything and go, I decided to do it Saturday morning and we grabbed our tent, food, air mattress, several changes of clothes and we hit the road. We drove North for about 30 minutes to Granite Falls and followed the mountain highway to the Turlo campground on the Pilchuck river at the base of Mount Baker. Couldn't have been more perfect. Just water and pit toilets but a rope swing and lots of rocks and dirt and glow sticks at night (light sabers) are all you need when you've got friends and you are four!
Butters was unsure of the rope swing at first and part of me is glad for that and the other part doesn't want him to miss out on any fun. So, he watched his more adventurous friend take a few swings, and then he mustered up his courage. He took a little swing. He took a bigger swing, then he took a running swing and went out over the water and the biggest smile spread across his face. Sometime you need your friends to teach you how to try new things. He did it over and over. I had left my camera at the camp site. I went back and got it and managed to get one photo. He tried to avoid the next snap of the camera and fell in the water! We got cleaned up and headed out! We'll definitely go back again, but I'll need to go shopping first-the air mattress has a slow leak and Butters fell into the tent and broke a pole! Good thing the summer is over!