Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Camping at Mt. Tam

Two weekends ago, Uncle Eric and Auntie Wendy drove a long time from their house to ours. We drove across a bridge and then up a moutain called Mt. Tamalpais where we camped. Mommy forgot the map though so we didn't know exactly where the campgrounds were. We drove to the top, turned around, found a map, and then found the campground. The sites are "first come, first served." This means you need to get there first thing or else they won't help you! Luckily we found a nice place to camp.

I helped Auntie Wendy and Uncle Eric set up the tent. Auntie Wendy has camped before, but this was Uncle Eric's very first time camping. He was lucky that I have all this camping experience under my belt. Uncle Eric and Auntie Wendy's tent was a little too small for them to get very comfy, so I'm not sure how well they slept that night.

After we set up camp, we set out on a hike. Daddy wore the backpack to carry me, but I walked a lot in the beginning. Then I got tired so Daddy carried me while I took a nap. When I woke up, we were halfway done with the hike. We turned around, found a shady bridge to eat our sandwiches that Mommy made, and then hiked more. I hiked a lot! There was a 10 foot ladder that I climbed by myself. I held Daddy's hand so he wouldn't fall.

We played leapfrog with a group of other hikers. This is where we hike ahead of them, then later on they pass us and get in front of us, and then it's our turn. And so on and so forth. They said something to me about being a "trooper" for hiking so much by myself. I'm not sure what that means but I think it was a good thing.

For dinner, we ate chili hot dogs! Yummy. Then Mommy made Jiffy Pop over the campfire and we all ate popcorn. Next, s'mores!

Oh, I forgot that we went down to Stinson Beach and got some yummy ice cream after our hike. I had a scoop of mocha fudge ice cream and a scoop of berry sorbet. Good stuff! Daddy bought some grownup drinks for later that night.

I sure had a good time camping with Uncle Eric and Auntie Wendy. I hope we can go again soon!

Updated 6/27

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ETA: Big thanks to Auntie Wendy for taking the camping pictures!

Sunday, June 25, 2006

We like the cars, the cars that go boom

Today Daddy, Mommy and I went to the movie theater to see a movie. This is my second time being at the theaters. We watched Cars, made by Pixar. Pixar is three blocks from my house. Mommy and I walk by it a lot. I even waved to the man who made the Nemo movie once. Anyway, Cars was a fun movie (it's about, guess what? Cars!), but I like Finding Nemo better. Maybe I would have liked it more if I knew how to drive. Of course, I don't really know how to swim yet so I'm not much like Nemo the fish either. I sat through the entire movie, ate a bag of popcorn and had some candy that I hear some dude named E.T. likes. Good stuff!

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Nap game

I play a game with Mommy. I pretend that I am Mommy. I tell Mommy to lie down on the sofa. I put a blanket on her. I gently pat her and tell her it's time to go to sleep. I sing a song. Sometimes I sing Row, Row, Row Your Boat. Then I tell her I have to go do some work. Or sometimes I tell her that I'm going to bed too. I run up to MommyDaddyBed and climb inside. This is a picture of me lying there, pretending I will go to sleep. Bandit Snoopy cuddles next to me. He stays on MommyDaddyBed.

Monday, June 12, 2006

Tra la la la

I went to Pennsylvania for a wedding this past weekend with Mommy and Daddy. We went on two airplanes to get there. One plane was big. One plane was small. The small ones only had 9 rows of seats. There were two spinny things on the wings that went really fast. I watched the wheels move up and down. Neat stuff.

My cousins were in Pennsylvania too. They are such fun. We did flips on the hotel beds. We ran around the grass at the wedding. We danced at the reception. We ate lots of cookies and drank lots of soda and stayed up until 2am. My cousins sure know how to party! And now I do too.