We had such a lovely time camping over the Easter long weekend. Four nights with my Mum, sisters, their husbands & kids. 7 adults & 5 children. The weather was perfect. It started to rain as we were driving out of the camping ground. Timing.
There is a strong creative influence in our family, so we got up to quite a bit of camp 'art & craft' over the weekend with not one of them organised by me! Going camping with aunts & uncles who are artists, sculptors, builders & crafty mamas can be quite a bonus! So much creative fun to be had outside with nature!
They made their own charcoal in fire, using sticks, foil & coals
and did some sneaky grafitti...
This cricket set below was made with the chainsaw, freehand!
Climbed cubby houses.
Rubbed paper with crayons to discover the secrets beneath.
Children waking at the crack of dawn and long days meant that there was still plenty of time for other non-creative pursuits ...
reading in the hammock
eating potatoes overcooked in foil in the fire
making even more easter baskets and hunting for easter eggs
Eating too many easter eggs
Some Bear Grylls re-enacting
and lots of precious quality time
spent with those we love
and the absolute highlight - learning to ride on two wheels for the very first time!
I love my little family, I really do. Now I'm home. Never more keen to have a shower! Exhausted and doing load upon load of dirt encrusted washing!
What did you get up to over the Easter long weekend?
Are you a little addicted to taking photos like me? I took over 500 photos....(!?!)