Monday, May 28, 2012

Memorial Day Weekend

This past weekend the 3 of us took a mini-vacation to Beaver's Bend State Park in Oklahoma. We had so much fun! This is a really nice park and I highly recommend it, especially if you have kids. They had so many fun activities for kids, we couldn't do them all. We drove in late Friday night, it was a 4 hour drive. We stayed in a really tiny cabin, and we were really comfortable there. We brought and cooked all our own food while we were there. Saturday morning we drove around the park to check it out. We were both stunned by the beautiful forests, rivers, hills, and lake. We decided to rent a canoe to enjoy the beautiful landscape up close. This was Graham's first time in a boat and we weren't sure how he would like it. He didn't like it, he loved it! 

Here were are getting ready, putting on sunscreen:

The only thing Graham didn't like was wearing a life jacket. 

Here I am letting him dunk his bare feet in the ice cold water. He really wanted to dunk his whole body! He was pretty much soaked by the time we were done. 

Saturday afternoon after lunch and a nap we rode the mini-train that runs through the park. Graham liked it so much he cried when it was over! Then we shared a funnel cake. Fun!

I got Graham this mini camp chair for our trip, couldn't resist. Here we are hanging out while Daddy grilled dinner. He was pretty tuckered out, as you can tell. 

Sunday morning we decided to go hiking. This park has a ton of beautiful hiking trails. We picked the easiest one. But hiking trails can be pretty tricky for a 2 year old, even though Graham's a pretty good walker. He kept tripping and ended up riding on dad's shoulder's most of the way. He was pretty happy there. Chad and I have always enjoyed hiking together and having Graham with us just made it so much more fun! 

Sunday afternoon we decided to rent a motor boat so we could check out the lake. Here we are waiting at the marina: 

Here's who really drove the boat!

It was windy!

It was a beautiful day on a gorgeous lake! 

I think one of Graham's favorite things about this trip was getting to eat junk food, which I never usually let him have. 

We headed home Monday morning. Here's Graham enjoying a kid's meal at Burger King.

It was such a memorable trip. All my life I have been going on vacations to relax and enjoy myself. Now its all about watching Graham enjoy things. I have to say, it's about 10 times more fun!

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