Saturday, March 21, 2009

the motorhome

Hello again! Sorry it's been 11 days since my last post. The days seem to blur together so easily. First I have to start with this picture: how cute are these girls?

Ok, got that out of my system. Next, a report on last weekend. Darren brought the motorhome home so we could take it to the beach for a fire night. The kids LOVE the motorhome. They gladly helped him clean it up. load it up and gas it up so we could go to Avila. Even Hayden got in on the excitement.

We picked up our friends, Tim & Corina, or as Cameron likes to say, "Tim & co-WEENA". Our kids LOVE Tim & Corina. So we were off to a good start. When we arrived Darren made his amazing avocado salsa (it's not my place to divulge the recipe, I'm going to let him share his secret recipe with the world) and we started snacking. Then we played, then we made fire. Cameron loves fire. Not in a pyro kind of way, just in an excited little girl kind of way. We roasted hot dogs and ate way too many chips & dip. Just as it was time to roast marshmallows a habor patrol gentleman drove onto the beach and started extinguishing fires. I'm not kidding, he drove to the end of the beach, stopped, talked to the couple there and then pulled out a fire extinguisher and put out their fire, right in front of them! We watched this transpire and wondered if he would do that to us... to our kids! He stopped at our fire and kindly asked us to put ours out as well, explaining that they only allow fires when the metal rings are out on the beach. We dutifully poured sand on our fire and then made sad faces, pictured here:
It was still light enough to play outside for awhile so we didn't let the lack of fire ruin our night. We played a few rounds of Whoonu and then headed for home. While driving back Darren and I talked about where we would go the next day. In the morning the kids headed out to play in the motorhome in their pajamas and we decided there was no need to drive anywhere, they were perfectly content to play parked right outside our own house!

1 comment:

Melinda said...

I've been checking for updates every few days, and was delightfully rewarded for my patience today! So cute! Glad you enjoyed the outing to Avila and though you had to put out the fire, it didn't dampen your fun!!