Monday, June 1, 2009

Not Me Monday

Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.

I’m not going to complain one tiny bit in this post!

We didn’t take our whole family on an overnight campout with the Cub scouts this weekend!

I don’t feel like I’m cheating to say I went camping because at 9:30PM I decided to take Baby Boy and myself home to sleep!  (We were approximately 5 minutes from our house) I wasn’t back promptly at 8AM the next morning!

Their were not a gazillion, billion mosquitoes at this campsite!

I would not have dressed my family in pants and long sleeves if I’d realized the mosquitoes were a much bigger issue than the sweltering heat!  My children did not come home covered in bites! The guy at the grocery store did not ask what was wrong with my son’s face this morning!

Did I mention that it wasn’t a 10 minute walk to the bathroom or any running water!

After carrying Baby Boy on my back (in my mei tai) during a hike to the visitor’s center I didn’t get overheated and have to hand off Baby Boy and sit down the whole time we were there and drink a ton more water before I felt like I could walk back.

I didn’t enjoy tying the mei tai on my hubby for the way back! I don’t really wish I would have thought to take a picture of it!  (He wore him on the front instead of the back).  He didn’t end up knowing the park ranger from high school either (he knows somebody everywhere we go)!

I did not still feel exhausted the next day, even though I got to come home and sleep in my comfy, mosquito free bed!

My camera did not get lost because I left it with my husband who didn’t know I left it with him! I’m not praying we get it back and I don’t feel the slightest disappointment that I don’t have any pictures to go along with this post!

Oh wait, I didn’t almost forget that I got about 3 pictures with my hubby’s older camera, here is one of Baby Boy moving a horseshoe stake around!



Anonymous said...

I would be lost without my camera....I hope you get it back!!

mom24boys said...

You are one brave Mama!!! I am so impressed! Thanks for stopping by...they're not really online classes in photogrpahy as they are tutorials. After MckMama's posts, I have been googling issues like best light for portraits, photographing children outdoors, etc. Lori Miles has some good lessons, as does some guy named Ken--I can't think of his last name right now. But if you google photography lessons, he will be among the top returns. I am having soooo much fun! Who knew???

E @ Scottsville said...

Well, Baby Boy's not quite such a tiny little thing anymore, so no wonder you were so tired! And in that heat out there?!

Don't feel bad! =0)

Happy Monday!

Dee said...

We haven't been brave enough to take my little man camping..I'd probably end up taking him back home too. And right now I'm pregnant so its just not happening! Maybe when THIS baby is almost 2! :)

Bridget said...

I was all excited about maybe going on a camping trip this summer but I may have to rethink that idea :D
Thanks for stopping by to visit!!

Oh Boy...Oh Boy...Oh Boy said...

aww, hope you find your camera soon. i would be sooo upset.

and i totally would have gone home too

Leah said...

Come by my blog today and join in Toot Your Horn Tuesday. It's a fun follow up to these shamelss Not Me's! You definitely deserve a pat on the back for the camping trip!

Five Moms & A Blog said...

Hey Erica...

The scarey bit about the spider bite is that we're not even sure WHERE he was when he got bit. Like INDOORS or OUTDOORS. I just choose to believe it was outdoors cuz that scares me less. =0)

Thanks for dropping by. Happy Monday!

~ the other Erica

Leighann said...

Hi there! Thanks for stopping by my neck of the woods. Just for the record, I did not leave my brother's graduation ceremony after his little ditty with the excuse that my heart baby had to get home. No way, me exploit my baby in that manner, never!