After 5 years of being a stay-at-home mom, I found the wonder of mothering slowly starting to get crowded out by the mundane feeling. I realized our world seems to surround people with the negative, and complaining about blessings seems totally acceptable. So I decided to fight against that "normalcy" and focus only on the positive. I look back to my first year as a mom when everything was new and keeping house was fun and I aim to have that attitude again. This blog is my outlet to showcase the daily miracles that surround me in my blessed life as a stay-at-home mom so that I will never forget the wonder of it all.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Camp Felicity

For Felicity's birthday camping trip, we went to the Los Padres National Forest, which is a place I spent a lot of time at as a kid.  Its one of my favorite places and it was so fun to take the kids there.

There was some flashlight play....

....learning how to start the camp fire...

....learning how to BBQ...

...a visit from a wonderful High School friend whom I hadn't seen for FIVE years....

...some typical boy play...

.....and some treasure collecting.

There was also an AMAZING thunder and lightning storm to awaken to one morning.  And coffee to brew under the canvas eave of the tent to help start the day REGARDLESS of the storm.

And there was rain to watch from our tent door, in our PJ's.

And of course, there was LOTS of play in the creek.

The kids even got to watch a pet duck swim around in the creek.  Her owners had brought her camping.  Yes, their duck.  The lady said she flew around their camp site but always returned.  She swam all over the creek with her owners and the kids loved watching her.  And sure enough, the owners had no problem getting her back to their campsite because the next day, on a walk, we saw the duck in her camp.

And thus ends Felicity's fourth birthday.

"Mama, when it my birthday again?"
"12 months honey."
"12 MONTHS!?   **sigh**"


  1. looks like fun.
    love that picture of logan in the water.

  2. i LOVE it when it rains when I'm camping! well sort of. but coffee in the tent watching the rain sounds perfect. i would just have to block out the kids, lol. love the pic of older brother blowing air into the little one :-)