This past weekend, my lil' buddy Caedmon turned a whopping 6 six years old! Instead of a good ol' fashioned birthday party, this year he opted for a camping trip. His first ever camping trip! He had SO much fun and keeps trying to convince Sammy & me (both October birthdays) that we should go camping for our birthdays too!
Prepare yourself for birthday picture overload... (The grandparents want to see!)
By the looks of that food, you'd think they were staying for a week instead
of one night! You have to remember, though, it was intended to feed 12 guys.
The 5 fearless dads accompanied by their 7 sons.
(Andy wanted to make sure I got the South Bay logo centered in the picture for extra publicity. :-) )
When I first saw this picture I thought, "How cute is that?!" But then I noticed that
Caedmon doesn't have any shoes on and I was a little grossed out. Also, I'm pretty sure that
there was no teeth-brushing on this camping trip. That's what happens when it's "boys-only"!
It's not a real camping trip without smores.
Wakey, wakey, eggs & bakey...
...and Lucky Charms?
Exploring in the Redwood Forest
Make a wish! (Caedmon told me that he would NEVER tell me what he
wished for because he wants it to come true!)
Upon their arrival home, I had the extended-family presents waiting for him. But first,
it was showers for everyone (Caedmon's skin was literally a different shade) and a nap
for Andy & Sammy. Sammy was actually asleep in the van when they got home.
We cleaned out the entire van (including vacuuming!) and he slept through the
whole thing! He was exhausted. It was all Caedmon could do to patiently await
tearing into the beautifully displayed packages.
We finished out the day with dinner at Chick-fil-a with the Santos family.
Even though the camping trip was "boys-only", it wouldn't feel right to celebrate
Caedmon's birthday without Lily & Cailyn!
Click here to read my birthday letter to Caedmon.