3. We had GREAT food! We were in charge of dinner one night, and we made chili with all the fixin’s and s’mores by the campfire. Our friends made tri-tip sandwiches and grilled veggies. We had delicious, hearty, camp breakfasts both days! Also, the other parents were feeding their babies “real” food (not baby food), and were feeding their babies the same thing the adults were eating! So, we started trying that more, and as of tonight, Scarlett had a quesadilla for dinner (along with half an avocado, a handful of blueberries, and a whole banana – oink, oink!)
Ok, so, now for the lowlights:
1. Naps were difficult. We had the pack n’ play in the tent, and it was hot (real hot!) during the day, so we had the tent flaps up, but that meant that every little noise (a bird, us walking by, etc.) woke Scarlett, and she could see us if we tried to walk by, go to the bathroom, or anything else, so we were kind of stuck. Also, Scarlett is used to sleeping with a noise machine making white noise / ocean sounds in the background, and we didn’t have it.
2. The nights were COLD. So, we had Scarlett in fleece footie pajamas, in a fleece sleep sack, and covered with several blankets, but still – she was COLD. In the mornings (which came early – about 5 AM, although at home she sleeps till 7:00), she had ice cube hands, and cold cheeks. Sad But, the second morning, after she woke up freezing at 5 AM, she got into the sleeping bag with me, and snuggled up and fell back asleep. Very sweet.
3. When we went to dinner in Ojai on the 2nd night, we were out WAY past Scarlett’s bedtime, and she had a fit (screaming in my arms) as we were trying to leave. Chris was up front waiting for someone who worked there to come out so he could make some change, and I was “stuck” at the table with Scarlett. I say “stuck,” because I was blocked in by a stroller and a highchair and a wall, and some chairs, and I had a screaming Scarlett in my arms. I snapped at Chris (something about “hurry” and “pay attention” – basically it seemed to me that he was not being fast enough at trying to get the help he needed because he was staring at me dumbfounded), loudly, and in front of the 3 other families. Embarrassing.
All, in all, it was a fun trip though. As we drove away from the campsite for the final time, and headed home, we agreed that we want to go camping one more time this summer…but, we don’t want to schedule it just yet!