Remember when I said I had 100+ images that I wanted to keep just from the first day of our 4th of July trip up at Union Creek???
Well here's some more of them...
Towards the end of the day, we decided to go fishing down at the creek
Surprisingly, the girls did all the fishing (though they didn't catch anything) and Coley just ran around (with a bad attitude) exploring everything.
In this house, you get your ear pulled by your dad when your mom wants a kiss and you refuse to give it to her on account of your bad attitude.
And then your dad climbs a tree with you.
And then we went back to camp and ate dinner.
We were supposed to have fish tacos, but I got frustrated at the grocery store - so frustrated that I called Josh Downs so he'd talk me out of abandoning the half-full cart, but his advice was to leave it all and come home because he thinks I spend too much money on groceries anyhow, so I ignored him and finished grocery shopping, apparently forgetting half the things on my list, including the salmon I needed for fish tacos.
So we had bean dip and fruit instead.
The kids were relieved because they hate fish tacos, but since life isn't all about them, we still eat fish tacos sometimes (unless I forget to buy the fish.)
And then there was a muscle-flexing contest...
I know. Soft focus. (There's no crime in loving a soft shot.)
And then Josh Downs started hitting marshmallows into the woods with a plastic spatula while the kids raced to find them, brush the dirt off of them and eat them. (It's kind of a lousy shot - but it's the only one I got where you can see the marshmallow - it's over there along the edge of the viewfinder on the right.)
And then we made smores.
And part of making smores means that once the chocolate runs out, Coley and Josh Downs spend the rest of the evening catching the remaining marshmallows on fire, one by one.
Normally, they stand the marshmallows up on a graham cracker bridge, hanging perilously over the campfire and as the bridge gives way and the marshmallow lights up, they laugh and cheer and high-five one another.
It's a boy thing I guess, because us girls don't find it nearly as entertaining as they do.
This time though, they turned all their marshmallows into little 'marshmallow men' before lighting them up.
Much more entertaining.