Sunday, 2 August 2009

Who's idea was this?

My good friend D convinced me to go camping with her this weekend. I arrived home from work on Friday, dusted down the camping gear (that has not been used since I was pregnant with Lola) and loaded the car.

Saturday morning arrives and with it comes buckets full of rain - I mean Buckets full!!


Do we cancel? No, D convinced me it would be clear by the afternoon and the girls would love the freedom of running around the campsite. By 2.30pm the rain is still coming, so I grab the girls (and our welly boots) and off we go.


Thankfully, the rain stopped before we reached the campsite and we were able to pitch our tents and pop the kettle on. Lola and Dora swapped their welly boots for flip flops and enjoyed half an hour of chasing D's daughter - S - around the tents. Pure bliss........


....... and then the rain came. The welly boots were back on, the girls were wrapped up in waterproofs and we planned to go for a walk.........



Until Lola found the muddy puddles!



They soon shed the raincoats and hats - thankfully the welly boots remained!

We had an absolute blast, even when Dora fell in a huge puddle and was covered from head to toe, even when Lola stripped to her knickers and welly boots - looking like she had just left Glastonbury!

Oh, and our tent didn't leak one bit!!

6 comments:

Stacie said...

You're such a trooper to take the girls camping even with the constant rain.

Just Me :) said...

Oh but those trips are the best!!!! until you get home and it's time to wash the muddy clothes ;)

2momswithaplan said...

One of my favorite camping trips was when it was raining. I had a blast! It looks like your girls did too!

Mimi said...

Those girls will remember that trip more than anything else! I bet they had a blast! Maybe I will strip in my knickers and welly boots and go out and play one day in the rain. Goodness, could you imagine that?? LOL Crazy pregnant naked lady in the front yard. They would call the police! LOL

Kami

Crys said...

How fun (and wet!). Muddy puddles are the best. And yay for the tent not leaking!

Feliz Dianne Flutter said...

I love the photos. And the idea of Lola and Dora playing in the Mud. I miss you Mrs. M.

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