Every summer we go on an annual camping trip. Yes, even last year we went camping when I was 35 weeks pregnant and on modified bed rest. I was miserable and Brad felt awful so we said no more pregnant camping. Fast forward one summer and here I am. Pregnant. Ha!
Morning sickness has not been kind, particularly in evenings. There has also been quite a few harsh storms in Minnesota that have damaged some of the state parks that we have considered camping at this summer (before I became pregnant). So we decided traditional camping just wasn’t in the cards for us this year. But just because traditional camping was out doesn’t mean camping in general is!
Brad and Marshall set up the tent and a little campfire for us to make dinner on.
Marshall loves “hockey puck pizza” as he calls it. Using a cast iron circle pie tin, we butter bread and fill with pizza toppings, then throw it on the fire for a few minutes on each side.
I love our cast iron pie tins. We make grilled cheese, hot ham and cheese, cheesey broccoli, and dessert pies with apple or strawberry filling with sweet glaze.
Meanwhile, Vi decided to go “berry picking”. What’s better than picking berries for a couple Italian kids? Picking cherry tomatoes of course!
Since we weren’t going to sleep in the tent overnight, we instead opted to play some board games inside.
This year’s camping was a little different from past years’. But different doesn’t mean bad! And I’m sure next year’s will be altogether different with three kids ranging in age from 6 months to almost 6 years old.
It was a nice evening outside together as a family. Marshall learned that sometimes plans change and that its okay for plans to change- sometimes they even change for the better! We hope everyone is getting to enjoy the great outdoors while it is so nice out, be it a grand adventure in a new place or a bit closer to home.