Saturday, August 28, 2010

Camping in the Uintahs

My family loves camping and wanted to get one more trip in before school started. We originally thought we would just go up for the day, but then decided to brave it out and try staying overnight. My parents have a tent-trailer, in between being in a nice trailer and a cold tent. We happened the choose the coldest night of the weekend to join them, it got down to 40 degrees outside and about 50 inside.

Here is Claire all bundled up in 3 outfits, swaddled, and this super thick pink 6 month old coat thing. She looked adorable. 

Amazingly, she slept all night. I, on the other hand, didn't sleep a wink. I was sooo cold and just kept worrying about Claire. I didn't need to though--she was a champ!

In the morning:

Her long tongue finally caught!

Our poor girl is going bald. Her hair is like 2 inches long all around back and top but nothign on top! She looks like a little old man. An adorable old man though.

It's so amazing up there.

That's me, my mom, and James:

See the big bull moose through the trees?

He hung around our lake all weekend.

We hiked around Provo River Falls:

And had fun in the trailer playing games and taking care of Claire:

Ben, James and Brooke hiked up to Baldy. It's 11,000 ft in elevation and a pretty intense hike.

Taking a snooze:

That night we made croissants and s'mores around the campfire. This time we bundled Claire in this little outfit that we kids used to wear when we were little. My mom saved everything!

It was super fun and we're so glad we went. I have the best memories growing up camping with my family and I'm excited to keep the tradition with our own family.


Andrew Cardon said...

It looks like you guys are having a great time in Utah. Claire is cute even with a little less hair. Soon enough it will all grow back in. I hope you guys are doing well, Aimee and I enjoy reading the updates and looking at all the great pictures.

BTW the first picture made me laugh - the pink suit is so big on Claire it almost looks like she is in a sumo suit. Her head looks so tiny inside.

Rasmussen Family said...

totally ambitious!!! I don't know if I'd be up for braving the outdoors a month after giving birth!

Sammy said...

wow! you are a brave momma to take her camping! that is awesome, we keep wanting to go but i a so nervous that violet will have a bad night and cry the whole time! looks like a great trip, beautiful!