well, the day after eli's birthday, we headed out to the coast for eli's first camping trip. as far as camping experiences go, it was not the most rugged. we camped at devil's lake state park, so we just had a dinky campsite in the middle of a bunch of other dinky campsites, pulled the car up, and set up our tent. it was super fun! we ate lots of delicious campfire food (including miniature cakes made inside of orange peels! jason is a genius!) and we took eli to the oregon coast aquarium. i remember my first beach trip at age 2, i wonder if eli will remember any of this one?
pitching the tent:
he spent a LOT of time pretending to drive the car. not the most outdoorsy activity, but it kept him nice and busy while we set up meals and stuff:
luckily, no fire catastrophes, though we did have to holler at him to get back more than a few times:
monster ice cream:
at the aquarium:
hooray for family trips! speaking of family trips, we're all getting excited to come to california in a few weeks! woot woot.