Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Weekend Update #20, The 40th Bday Special Edition (part 2)

You can read part 1 of the weekend here.

Saturday morning was gorgeous. Overcast and chilly. You could see your breath. I loved it!!!

Mel started a fire, while Sheila and I got breakfast moving.





Danny took advantage of the heat of the fire.




(Our tents lined up in a row. Picture taken by mom)

Late morning, the sun finally came out!! People started shedding jackets and sweatshirts pretty quickly.



Clotheslines were hung, and all of our wet clothes were allowed to finally start drying off.



Mom showed up at some point before lunch. Mel and Mot had taken the kayaks out to practice rolling. They were on their way back to the campsites when Mom pulled into the park. (She happened to have a tent in her trunk...and after some begging, we all got her to stay the night Saturday night. She might be rethinking that decision now though....Saturday night was...well....interesting to say the least.)




(This little guy enjoyed some scraps he found after lunch. Picture taken by mom)

Mel's brother, Patrick, spent most of the morning fishing...and came back with a bag full of fish to take home with him. The two siblings worked on getting them cleaned and packed.




(picture taken by mom)

Then Dad came on scene!!!! :-)


(check out his shirt!)

We got out the cake Mel bought for Mot, and had him blow out his candles. This amazing ugly cake actually changed colors, believe it or not. When she brought it to the campsite it was this ugly pea soup green...by the time we cut it, the frosting had turned yellow. :-)





I'm sure Mom started this. Or maybe it was Mot. :-)



Mot and I decided to take our kayaks out on the water before the rain moved back in. It was perfect paddling weather. Blue skies, big fluffy white clouds, warm temperatures.




video

Steve got to the campsite not long after we returned from paddling.





It was Mel's turn to cook dinner. She made pulled pork sandwiches, pork ribs, and foil packets of potatoes, peppers and sausage.


(picture taken by mom)


(picture taken by mom)

It was marvelous!!!!!

Steve brought a bday cake with him and we scarfed it down for dessert. :-)



(to be continued)

5 comments:

Brook said...

That looks like so much fun-and so much more fun than last week(I saw True Blood for the first time in SF and it WAS good-better than I thought it would be for sure. I wish...well many things, but right now that D was more of a camper or that I had the nerve to pack up for a weekend camping with just the girls and he could come or not as he pleased. Anyway. Nuff o that. Are you gonna share the crazy Saturday night or leave us imagining real craziness?

Nej said...

I was just having this EXACT same conversation with a friend here at work. Just pack up and go...nothing to be afraid of!!!!!! :-)

Typing up Saturday night as we speak. Might be a bit of a long post, but I didn't want to leave out the fun bits. :-)

Employee No. 3699 said...

Loved the video! One, two, three hold your breath...okay.

Employee No. 3699 said...

Oh, and cake is cake, no matter what color the frosting is. Just sayin'.

Nej said...

@ #3699 - I really need to start learning how to roll. I really do. But I'm terrified of water. Silly for me to have kayaking as a hobby, eh? :-)

The cake was quite yummy. Both of them. (hehehe)