Having shared these photos on Facebook, I promptly forgot to here but since the whole reason I keep a blog is so I can swish it all magically into a blog book, which I count as a family journal, here I go with a flood of pictures after my incredible run-on sentence.
G had three of these the first night. She REALLY likes her hot dogs.
But everybody knows the real meal is s'mores!
Tree hugger. Her middle name might be Dakota but she appears to be Oregonian through and through.
So we didn't entirely know the plan here but our friends invited the kids on the raft and so we sent them on their way. And saw them nearly two hours later when they came back to us. But more than we'd expected but they had a blast and happily proved that girls are braver than boys by being two of only three kids brave enough to jump off some high rocks!
The views were incredible, which we appreciated even if Dude whined about how mom has to stop and take pictures alllllllll the time.
The top of a killer hike. But after the quick picture, mom's nerves couldn't handle them sitting on the edge of this major cliff and it was time to go back down!
Sunday afternoon hike. Of course you have to hold your breath when crossing bridges.
See? I'm not the only one that likes views!
There are too many kids in this tub, I mean tent.
Ice cream works as a perfect bribe for most anything. In this case, for getting them to help clean up camp.
First hiking stop on our way home! The kids just love to climb.
I'm winning them over to my side! Look at that pretty view kids!
She's all smiles but that water is COLD!
So proud of herself for making it to the big rock halfway across the freezing cold creek at the bottom of the waterfall!
And then randomly this one turns to me and says, "I sleep here now." And pretends to do just that. She looks like a fairy or nymph. She might be one.
And third hike of the trip home to the second highest falls in Oregon! Legs are BURNING!
I think everyone had fun! Even daddy. Now who's going to clean the car out?