This last weekend we went camping to celebrate Nick's birthday, and hopefully the soon coming end to summer. One of our favorite places to visit is Beaver's Bend State Park near Broken Bow, Oklahoma. We went along with Nick's cousin and family and had a wonderful, relaxing time watching the kids play and admiring God's creation.
Taking the canoe down to the river. The kids couldn't wait to climb inside.
Ryder's first time on a canoe!
Sabrina enjoying her camping pancakes.
The deer were everywhere, and seemingly unafraid of our presence. Until you got within 20 feet of them.
We did venture out of the woods long enough to go to our favorite restaurant, The Grateful Head. Good pizza, good beer, and good music if you're there late enough which we weren't (bummer).
Time for ice cream!
Sabrina's sharing. I love how she opens her mouth too.
Later that evening we decided to take a dip in the (very cold) river.
I took the plunge off the canoe first.
Nick came next.
This was Ryder's reaction to being suddenly left alone on the canoe.
Brrr! Let's go to shore.
Watching the adults being stupid enough to get in the water.
Nadia and Sabrina!
Doing a quick river scrub.
Loving the coffee on a Saturday morning.
Morning canoeload of kids.
Fish for lunch!
Bringing wood for the fire. Such a happy expression.
Performing a little for the kids.
Happy birthday Nick! Enjoyed a little bit of sweets in honor of this man!
We took a little nature walk in the late afternoon. Found a good spot for wading in the water.
Or you know, jumping in!
Daddy's so funny getting that cold water!
On our way home we stopped to eat. Sabrina was really loving her yogurt!
Intently reading while resting her finger in her nose.
The trip was wonderful. We love going to Beaver's Bend because it's so close and has everything you need or would want to do in the area. We might have just started an annual event!