Monday, August 22, 2016

Summer Summer Summer Time

We always like to fit in at least one good camping trip toward the end of the summer.

Typically we make it to Mayfield Lake at least once a year with a big group of our friends. However, since we missed last year for one reason or another, this was the first time Ryder was back at Mayfield Lake since we took him when he was just three months old

I think it's safe to say that he appreciated it a little bit more this time.

Throwing rocks in the water... one of his very favorite activities of all time.

We actually had a campsite booked for an entire week, so even though Stew and I weren't able to join them until the weekend, Ryder headed down with my parents earlier in the week to hang out with his cousins for a couple days before we arrived. 

I've probably been going to Mayfield Lake with Stewart for almost ten years now, and no matter when we go the weather is almost always terrible. And even when it's not terrible, it's not great. That's Western Washington for you. 

But by some miracle, this trip graced us with absolutely gorgeous, hot weather for the entire trip!

It was so hot that we didn't even spend much time at our campsite. Each morning we just packed everything up and headed down to the lake for the day.

The kids (and adults) had an absolute blast.

Ryder taking Mommy on a little rowboat ride.

Brett and Haley were there with their boat, which meant the little kids got to go tubing. 

And once they were done, the big boys took a turn, too... 

Watching grown men bounce around on a inner tube may just be one of the funniest things ever...

Mayfield Lake actually has a really great campground, and we did spend at least a little bit of time enjoying our campsite in the forest. 

Ryder is getting super good on his balance bike!

But of course if he has his choice he prefers Nana and Papa's scooters.

Nana was in heaven spending quality time with all of her favorite kiddos.

It was an awesome trip, but as usual it went by way too fast.

I can't believe that summer is already starting to draw to a close. 

Do you have any final summer trips planned?

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