Sunday, February 24, 2008
Miles was so excited to go camping with me this last Friday. It was the annual Father and Sons Campout, held at the Church-owned ranch near Kissimmee. The whole drive down he kept saying "date!", referring to how excited he was to be out with Dad. I've been taking Abbie and Anna on "Daddy-Daughter Dates" for a few months, and Miles is about old enough to start going out too. I'll have to think of a different term for it tho, because "date" sounds a little weird for me and Miles....
Last year's campout was Miles's first exposure to more of Mother Nature, specifically, playing with Sticks. He likes to just run around and poke things, including people. It must be some innate joy for boys, because I remember being the same way when I was a kid. What's better than poking a fire with a sharpened stick?
The weather was really humid and started off warm, and I woke several times throughout the night because I chose to set up the tent over a bed of roots or something. It was not a pleasant night. The girls have been bugging me to go camping, too, so we'll have to do that sometime soon before it gets any warmer.
You can view more photos from the campout here.