Ruby wanted to go camping this summer and though she did go with Auntie Amy and Grandma Genie, I thought it'd be fun to dust off our camping gear and head out. Auntie Kathy wanted to come too! And what an adventure we had!
Ruby started vomiting on Thursday evening. She otherwise was fine, no fever, nothing so I figured it'd pass. After throwing up through the night until about 3:30, it finally abated and she felt better. She was determined to go camping and told me that if we forgot to bring a bowl, we could just "dig a hole for me to puke in." She then got up the next morning and put on this outfit. Ready for camping!
We went back to camp, had dinner and played a few rounds of Mermaid Beach and then sent the littles off to bed. Kathy and I stayed up for a while playing a game and chatting. At one point, we noticed some strange lights in the sky and couldn't figure out what it was. A laser show at the resort? A drive-in theater? Then it occured to us that it was lightning. Oh yeah! What are we new? After observing it for a very long time, we then heard thunder and that it was MUCH closer than before. Should we put the fly on the tent? Why yes we should! Alas, it was too late. After trying to put the fly on, in the pitch dark while the rain came down, we realized the futility of the exercise and aborted the mission and the four of us (and Dolly) ran to the car. We were all damp and cold and watched the lightning from inside the van. "Next time, put on the fly," Ruby deadpanned. We were all able to laugh at the ridiculousness of our situation, luckily. The next morning, over breakfast, we determined that our stuff would never dry in time for bed, so we'd break up camp before nightfall and head home and then Ruby puked in the bushes.
We headed home later that day, exhausted and DIRTY and ready for bed. Shortly after we got home, Lucy announced that her tummy "was not feeling better" and threw up hourly for the next 6 hours. SO glad we decided to come home early!
All in all, it was a GREAT trip. Lots of adventure and tales to tell and we learned a thing or two (The FLY, ladies, the FLY!") But the best part was seeing what great troopers the girls were, that they were able to laugh and go with the flow. Also, Kathy is a great camping partner ! Time will tell if she wants to join us for the next one. Ha!