Monday, June 13, 2011

Stella's First Camping Trip

I have been a little absent from the blogging world for a few days but with good reason. I had to prepare for Stella's first camping trip to beautiful South Carlsbad State Beach!

You may be wondering how a slightly compulsive mom like myself could deal with not only camping (dirt) but beach camping (sand) and I must say, it challenged every part of me. It was, however, totally worth it to see Stella run around and explore, smile and laugh. Her greatest thrill was sitting in the dirt and running her hands back and forth to create a dust cloud. How she is my child is still a wonderment sometimes. I got through it by bringing Stella plenty of clothes and shoes (5 pairs) so that when the dirt got too much for me, I just changed her. Stella was nicknamed Imelda Marcos by surrounding campsites. You gotta take a little bit of the haute mom camping, don't you?

The sun came out for the weekend so we were also able to get Stella to the beach. My brave little girl had a blast standing in the surf, letting the waves wash up. She had so much fun that I finally had to pull her out after noticing that her lips were turning blue.

All in all, it was a wonderful trip. We camp in our 1969 Apache Pop-up Trailer that belonged to my grandparents, so this trip marked the beginning of the third-generation of campers. Although I was still scrubbing dirt out of Stella's nails last night and a pile of sand fell out of one of her pairs of shoes this morning, I see a future of many more trips to come.


Wow! What a view to wake up to!

Heading to the beach

Lovin' the surf

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  1. I am following you from the Mom Blog Blog hop!
    Your vacation seems really fun! What a pretty beach! We went camping for the first time a few weeks ago with our now 9 month old son. We had a good time, but he was always trying to put rocks in his mouth, so we had to be pretty watchful! Nice finding your blog!


  2. Your daughter is adorable, I am your newest GFC follower from the hop, and would love if you dropped by my blog at when you get a chance. Have a fantastic week!

  3. So cute! Found you from the Mom Blog Monday hop. I'd love it if you'd like The How to Mommy on Facebook and head over to my blog and enter my great giveaway for free eCreamery ice cream (they've been featured on The Today Show, The View & Rachael Ray)!

  4. I can't wait to take my little one camping! Although living in the midwest, it will be a little different!

  5. Gonna show this one to my husband to show him why we SHOULD camp with the kids!

  6. It looks like she had fun. Amazing views.


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