We had a successful first camping trip with Ryder. He slept through each night, except for getting up at 6 a.m. and 5:30 a.m. for the day. But, hey, that's fine with me! We also discovered a few tricks for handling the heat...LOTS of sunblock and letting the little dude take his naps in this stroller with a fan propped up on his cup holder (we had electricity, thankfully). Most of the action happened on the river and in the pool, so here are some photos. Thanks everyone for the advice, the pack and play truly is the ticket!

Me skiing on one! Not to be confused getting up on one, however. I still have to kick one off and I still don't dare get in the water without a wet suit. Brrrhhh!!!

Ryder driving the a rather carefree manner :)

Ryder with dad tubing for the first time (at about 5 mph!) Isn't he adorable in his bite-sized life-jacket...he hated it, unfortunately. But he loved the tubing!

Ryder taking his morning nap on the boat.

Ryder in his floaty Speedo suit in the pool with Phil and Grandma. This was the first time he could actually get IN the water (the river was too cold). He was a little apprehensive at first but thoroughly enjoyed counting to three and jumping of the edge (while being held, of course!)


  1. Ryder is so adorable!!! It looks like you guys had a blast and I'm glad it was so successful!!!

  2. those pics are adorable!! by the way, i have your diaper changing pad. i kept forgetting to tell you. so, it was [retty funny b/c for a sec there, i thought his mom was you. she looks so awesome. shes beautiful! you guys kind of alook alike. anywho, how fun!!!

  3. I hope you got a tan! Call me!