When Whityn turned one...we spent it on Green River Lakes camping. When Whityn turned two...we spent it on Elk Island camping. We met our friends the Schells at the put in in Colter Bay inside Grand Teton National Park (my old stomping ground when I was 18)...The Schells brought a motor boat (for hauling over ALL camping necessities including my new SUN chair...:) so thankfully they waited for the Griffins to arrive....
Whityn was so excited to ride in the boat...but I don't think he new how long we would be inside the boat.Rene also brought her kayak and she followed us over while her hubby and the kids rode in the motor boat.
And we're off...on a 3 hour tour...After a long canoe ride ALL THE WAY AROUND ELK ISLAND....Whityn was very happy to be there...he went right to exploring!
Camp was set up...we caught a little rain/storm..but it didn't last long..and it set the mood for Jordy's chili that he made up....YUM.
Here's little Charlotte exploring down my rocks with Mt. Moran in the background...Trying to drive the bugs away..with an early fire..the bugs were bad...poor kids...they got eaten alive...Chili was good....and after a few beers and a glass or a two of wine...we started winding down....AND tummy trubs set in for me....(recently I have become DAIRY free..and it's so hard...and so frustrating...and come to find out the wine I was drinking had caseins in it...who would of thought that WINE would have a dairy by product in it....ugh...so needless to say I went to bed early and wasn't feeling great....and that carried through the next day....BUMMER! However I put on my happy face and carried on...
The next morning we caught the sunrise with little Whitty...this kid loves to explore
Breakfast in the making
Down the hill to the shore...throwing rocks...
Little Timmy taking a break in Whitty's chair...isn't he a cutie?
Playtime at the campsite...building tunnels and fences with the firewood
Made a little boat....and then singing row row row it....so cute.
Back in the canoe for little joy ride over to a beach..while Jordy did some fishing...can you see that Whityn is asleep in between his legs
And he's off!
Whitty and I enjoyed a little play time...snack and sun on the little island...
More snacks....and some muscles
Mommy, Can I see that cool stick?
Back at the camp beach...the kids rode the inflatable boat together...Sometimes we tried to drag Whityn away from the crazies...and have him do some tent time....reading...relaxing...but it was hot in there....and all he wanted to do was get the heck back outside.
And sometimes we just had to escape the bugs....which WERE BAD!!!!
And thankfully Whityn would eventually all asleep.....and wake again around 3 am...with a night terror not knowing where he was or what was happening...so sad....
But he had no problem awaking by 6ish...to begin his exploring down to the shore...
And we would catch the sunset....
ahhh, sunrise with a new friend Lucas.
A deer caught....they were everywhere...AND I mean everywhere...and they weren't afraid to get right up in there
Up and down the kids went on this path....to the shore..back up...and to the shore again.After a wonderful weekend...of good friends..food...great kids...beautiful weather...and surrounded my unbelievable beauty...Rene sets off in her kayak back to colter bay...thru the islands this time
And the Griffins set sail too....ahhh a wonderful weekend in the mountains...
You better believe we headed right to Signal Mountain for a marg and some lunch....yum!