Monday, April 4, 2011

Running, camping, and kiddos

 We decided to be brave and go camping this weekend....yes the first weekend in April!! We packed up and joined the Carter Family, Jenn, Pete, Ben, and Sam; and decided to risk it.  I packed long sleeves, hats, and gloves afraid it would be cold because that is what the weatherman predicted.

Boy was he wrong! It was sunny and 70 on Saturday afternoon!! I took off from the campsite Saturday morning and got in a great 9 mile run with Team In Training and then headed back to the campground! I actually ended up with a slight sun burn. I am now officially rocking a farmer's tan!!

We had a great weekend! 

Wes learned how to fly a kite!
 It was his first kite flying experience. Jenn & Pete got Wes and Ben, their 5 year old, kites for the weekend and those 2 boys got a lot of use out of them!!
Ben learned to ride a bike without training wheels this weekend too!

I successfully roasted the first perfect marshmallow of the year! It was perfectly dark, golden brown with warm gooey insides! I admit I ate way too many...but I swear the first s'mores of the year are the best!

The Crafty Carter Clan showed us a fun new trick for campfire treats! You can take a hunk out of a cheese stick, just a regular mozzarella cheese stick, put it on your marshmallow stick and roast it like you would a marshmallow. The cheese stick stays in tacked while you get the outside a crispy golden brown and the inside turns gooey. It is amazing!!! Warm roasted cheese....who knew?!?!

We finished out our weekend having dinner at one of our favorite pizza places celebrating with Team In Training for an awesome recomittment for spring's events! Both boys did a great job at the restaurant and I got to chit chat with my Team-mates. Dave has volunteered to help out Team In Training at my Lincoln race this year too! I am very proud of him!

13 comments:

jenni said...

how can you blog at 7:00 in the MORNING - freak!
It was a great weekend!! Thanks for the water station and watching the kids while we ran.

Teamarcia said...

What a great weekend!

Nikki Kendall said...

@ Jenn: It doesn't pop up central time. It's 8....I just got to work!

@ Teamarcia: I like your vacay pics! Looks like you had fun!

Olga said...

I found this blog through Happy Frog and I. I'm really enjoying it.

Nikki Kendall said...

@ Olga: Thank you! I am a fan of Happy Frog too! You take amazing pictures!

Stitching Sunshine said...

Let me know if you guys need any more help for Lincoln!

Go Team!

Stitching Sunshine said...

Sorry in case you didn't realize -- Its Taryn!

Diplo_Daddy said...

My wife isn’t a camper, so we’d never do this as a family. Once my son is old enough, we’ll pitch the tent out back and do our own version of camping.

Nikki Kendall said...

@ Taryn: I know they are looking for more help...shoot Julie P. an email!

@ Diplo_Daddy: Make sure to try the cheese on a stick over the fire! I bet your son would get a kick out of it! It is super yummy!

Julie said...

I cannot wait for our first camping trip of the year! Fishing, campfires, swimming in the river - I love it all!

We have our recommitment party next weekend! I need to fill out my paperwork and get it in stat. The only thing holding me up is weighing in for my new wetsuit. I haven't weighed myself since December and I'm enjoying that fact. I think I'll just have to make up a number and send it on in.

Nikki Kendall said...

@ Julie: no matter what that number says...you are doing something so amazing! GO TEAM!

Happy Frog and I said...

Reading this post made me feel really good, especially the kite flying part. I remember the first time I got shown how to fly a kite, it was awesome! Hope you have a lovely week. :-)

Nikki Kendall said...

Awww...Thanks Ms. Froggy!! You too!!