On the morning of Saturday, the 10th of August, Ross and I left with Nigel to Camp Loll. My youngest brother Daniel works at this Boy Scout camp during the summer. It took us a long time to get up there, and although Nigel was fussy occasionally, he did really well in the car ride. It is always fun to drive by the Grand Tetons. They are such beautiful mountains!
|This boy is so precious when he is asleep!|
On Saturday evening we were able to try out archery. This is something I have always wanted to do, and it was really great to try it. It was super fun, but the arm guard only covered my forearm and the bowstring hit my elbow a few times. I got a pretty sweet bruise from it.
|Daniel, Nigel, and Ross in front of the tent Daniel has lived in all summer.|
|Hey, it's the Lake of the Woods! (Yes, that is what it is called.)|
|Nigel loves to ride on Ross's shoulders.|
|Let's use the Puma camp! Looks good to Nigel!|
|Are you dirty enough, Nigel?|
|Nigel was so cute following Ross all over in the lodge. He had fun walking as much as he could.|
|I'm like Legolas! But not quite as talented...|
|My boys! I sure love those guys!|
Sunday morning we had Sacrament Meeting, which was beautiful in the middle of the forest. That afternoon Ross and I passed our swim test so that we could to out on a canoe. It was super fun. Daniel and Ross did the rowing and I did the Nigel wrestling. That boy did not like having to sit still in the canoe. He was really wiggly and fussy. Crazy kid. Later in the evening, Daniel and Ross went kayaking and Nigel and I hung out on the shore of the lake. It was really beautiful.
|Good morning, Nigel! Time for breakfast!|
|We thought it was cool they had a keyboard there.|
|Nigel all dirty again.|
|That boy is such an explorer!|
|Nigel loved to give Uncle Daniel rocks and sticks that he found.|
|Daniel in the canoe!|
|Nigel wasn't thrilled to be in his life jacket. Ross was rowing in the back and I was just having fun soaking in the wilderness.|
|The water was pretty choppy because of the wind, but off yonder are the cliffs the scouts call the Cliffs of Insanity.|
|Such a cute boy! Too bad he didn't have fun.|
|Ross on the left and Daniel on the right heading off to kayak.|
|There were these darn roots poking up all over the place to trip Nigel. He got pretty good at climbing over them by the end of the trip.|
|In the evening, the lake was so smooth and beautiful.|
|Nigel discovered how much fun it is to throw rocks and dirt into the lake. It was fun to watch him making discoveries.|
|This is the chart to tell who has what boats out. Nigel loved the little hooks on it.|
|I put Nigel up there and he had so much fun drumming on the bottom of the canoes!|
Monday morning we had breakfast then packed up and left. It was a really great weekend and Nigel had so much fun with his Uncle Daniel. Nigel did so good camping, too. He loved to play in the dirt and get all dusty. Crazy kid.
|I just love this picture of Ross and Nigel walking down the path.|
|"Hey, you! We're going home!"|