Ends up everyone knew about this place but us. It was a hopping lakeside camp ground. We had neighbors surrounding our site. We had a much harder time falling asleep here than Wasatch State Park in Midway a couple weeks ago, to say the least.
When we got to camp, we set everything up and got dinner going. The firepit had a great grill attached to it and cooked our polish sausages just right! We filled our bellies, then I finally gave into Liam's request to go see the water. (From the moment we got there, he kept running off towards the lake. We had to redirect him a few times.)
We played in the sand for a while and scooped water out of the lake with buckets. Liam could have stayed all evening just scooping water into the holes we dug in the sand. Ian and Uncle Drew (and Wyatt) met us by the shore a little later and we all walked over to the marina. We didn't hang around there long... so we headed back to camp to get Liam in his pajamas. He became very whiney because he wanted to back to the water and play. Bedtime treats were placed in his belly and we turned in for the night. He was restless for the longest time. I wonder if he would have stayed up all night listening to the neighbors if we didn't have the furnace going for white noise.
Liam slept in until 9am. I was amazed because the neighbors were up at 7am starting their trucks and making other inconsistant noise. He seriously wore himself out the day before.
We had a wonderful french toast breakfast. Liam ate melon while he waited for us to get everything out for the meal prep. He was then kind enough to pour lots of cinnamon in the batter and stir it up for us. (Love those sleeping morning eyes.)
He took two bites of his toast and then ran off to play in some rocks and dirt. I had to coax him back to take one more bite then eat some yogurt, banana and drink some juice. He's been a good eater lately if we can get him to sit still for 3 minutes (which is not easy to do).
Liam was excited to get his swim clothes on and head back down towards the water. He wasn't interested in the sand this time. He went straight for the water. He splashed with his shoes for a minute, then asked me to take off his shoes so he could step into the water. He mainly splashed around and only got down the the second step. Later when Daddy and Drew came over to play, he got in all the way. He also threw a big stick in the water for Wyatt to catch. This was Wyatt's first swimming experience. He was so fun to watch. We all would stand clear when he'd jump out of the water and shake!
We headed back to camp with a shivering whiney little boy in tow. He was freezing but still wanted to go back in the water. We distracted him with dry clothes and pasta salad. We packed up camp and took another amazing drive home. Liam fell asleep after a roadside diaper change.
He kept himself busy with Monsters, Inc and his GeoTrax train set the rest of the day.
An outside bath ended his day. I filled up the stock pot with warm water a few times and we were set for outdoor bath time! He has a major addiction to water fun so another fit was thrown while drying him off and forcing his pajamas on him. I think we'll have all his summertime baths outside from now on. He had a fantastic time as you can see!
All photos here.