We were literally minutes away from leaving for church and this little accident happened. We didn't think it was too bad until we saw blood all over Michael's white shirt. Poor little guy :(. He was pretty much inconsolable and we really didn't know what to do. His little finger looked horrible. I called my mom for advice and then we called the doctor. They said if it looked like he needed stitches that we should come in, if not then just to clean it and put a band-aid on. So that's what we did. Noelle was really upset about it all so I took her to church to take her mind off of it. Afterward we headed up to the mountains. Monday Mikey's finger looked really gross, almost infected. It had gotten really red and swollen. So my mom and I took a little trip to a nearby city and went to the doctor. It's a good thing we did too. The doctor said it wasn't infected yet but that it looked pretty bad and that considering we were camping and Mikey was always getting into something dirty it would be best to get him on some antibiotics. The doctor wanted to get some antibiotic cream for him, but I said "no" because he kept putting his finger in his mouth and taking his bandaid off. I know, so gross right? So it was some bubble gum flavor medicine instead. It worked really well. After camp his nail fell right off and I think a new one is growing back. But I hope to never do that again.
Anyway... Here are our pictures and reasons why we love to go camping!
|1st day at camp-setting up the tent. Noelle with her friend, second cousin, sweet Alivia. These two play so cute together.|
|playing down by the stream|
|resting with Pa|
|Our tent. It's been nicknamed "the lodge," "cabin," and my new favorite "the fortress." It's large, but we love it and it's comfortable.|
|Our tent was right by this pretty stream. It was very soothing at night and I think really helped Mikey sleep. We also went to Payson lake and had a blast there.|
|This was our shower. My parent's hooked it up to their trailer. It was wonderful.|
|Silly girl. Playing down by the river.|
|Trying to convince her to get in the very cold water.|
|We found this little guy near our tent. Noelle was fascinated.|
|Around the campfire. Noelle loved roasting marshmallows and loved the mornings around the fire. Every morning we had hot chocolate, mmmm my favorite.|
|Michael participated in a horse shoe tournament with my sister, dad, cousins, and aunts and uncles. I know he had lots of fun and he did pretty good too :).|
|The last night we were there everyone got out some glow sticks. They had lots of fun with that. We also sang around the campfire. That's one of my favorite parts. We really get into it and can get a little crazy :)!!|
|Every year we have a pinata. It's something my Grandma just loves to do. Every cousin got a turn. Youngest to oldest. The pinata was really tough to break this year.|
|Mikey even got a turn. He had no clue what was going on. He has the funniest faces and was looking at Michael like "what the heck are you doing to me daddy?"|
We had such a fun time at camp this year. It is sure a lot of work. And sometimes I questioned why we even do it. But it was worth it. Noelle had a blast. And is still asking if we can go back to camp. My kids love being outdoors. They are the happiest when they are outside doing things and I love that. I'm glad that this is a tradition in our family and hope to continue it for many more years.