Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Cove Lake State Park

This past weekend we headed up to Cove Lake State Park for our 1st camping trip of the year. We camped with the Tomlinson's as we always do and had such a good time :) On Saturday a few of the families in our H2H joined us for some visiting and eating. All the kids had so much fun riding bikes or scooters, blowing bubbles, getting rides in the bike trailer from Aaron and playing on the playground. Taylor, Caleb and Madison received new scooters as birthday presents (Caleb and Madison's were early presents). They loved their new scooters.

Taylor, Clara and Kaleigh riding around the campground

Clara checking out the too hot slides :(

Some of our H2H families

Madison chilling out in the shade for a moment

Caleb enjoying his new scooter

Madison and Clara getting ready for a bike ride

We even got a little fishing in on Sunday. We didn't have any worms so used some leftover pancakes :) And Madison caught a fish with those pancakes (however neither one of the other 2 kiddos caught anything). Madison was the last one to get a turn at fishing. Matt helped her cast her line and said "it will be hilarious if Madison catches a fish." About that time the bobber/floater started bobbing a little and then all of sudden went under! Everyone started screaming "yeah" and Madison was grinning and so excited. Matt helped her reel it in and when they pulled it up out of the water Madison started climbing out of Matt's lap fast! I don't think she really knew what to expect but it wasn't that :) We released the blue-gill that was about the size of my hand back into the water as we were not interested in cleaning and fixing fish.

Madison's 1st time fishing...reeling the line with Daddy

She caught a fish!

It was a bluegill about the size of my hand and she didn't know what to think!

We had such a great time and can't wait for school to be over so we can go camping again.


Gabby said...

Looks and sounds like you all had a great time! We need to try to do that!! The kids would love it!

Mommy to those Special Ks said...

Looks like a fun weekend!!! Great pics! Kass and Kam just got new scooters for Easter. I'm STILL trying to get those pics to upload! haha

April said...

It was a fun time, indeed! We loved being up there Saturday evening. I'm so glad our group gets together and does fun things like that as families! I'm also so glad you guys were able to spend the night with the Tomlinson's. Way to go, Madison! (On catching the fish.) Cute pics!

Cindy said...

Wahoo for Madison catching a fish. I can just see her jumping back when it was reeled in. We had so much fun there on Saturday. I agree with April, I'm so glad we have a great group of people to hang out with and lots of kids for our children to play (or argue) with! Love your pictures!

Cindy said...

Okay...I can't believe Madison caught that fish with a pancake!!! That is great! I can't wait to tell the boys.