Wilkinson Campout 2010- The Next Generation

by Mollie

We had a wonderful time this week on the Wilkinson Family Camping Trip!  This was a tradition when Andy was growing up, and made such a lasting impression on everyone involved, that we all want to continue it with our growing families!  What an awesome extended family.

The kids really bonded with their cousins!  Apparently the Wilkinsons just have a knack for producing super cute, sweet natured kids.  The little ones played so nicely together and seemed to love camping.  I know Natalie was thrilled to sleep in a tent and Ben loved being covered in dirt for 2 days straight!  Cousin Eden is one year younger than Natalie and these two had a blast together.

It was nice to have plenty of hands to help. You will notice that in every picture has someone is holding a baby?  Thats what happens when you take 5 kids age 3 and under camping!  They did incredibly well, I thought.  (Though Ben made it clear that he has his girl cousins beat in the tantrum department.)

Breakfast story time with Cousin Crystal (who Natalie keeps calling Aunt… close enough).

Josh entertaining the kiddos while we make dinner:

Aunt Becky with quite the audience:

Natalie has no problem drawing everyone into her imaginary games… hey wait, is Lexy smiling in this picture?!?

Like I said, plenty of willing baby-holders like Andrew and Michelle… love it!

We had one visitor who was most definitely not related to the Wilkinson clan…  but we will never forget him or the TWO visits he paid us! (Wish I had a picture of Ricky, the heroic bear chaser.)

I have tons more pictures to share, and will try to get those into a Facebook album tomorrow!  Also Andy will put the hi-res versions of all of them online so our fellow campers can download them and print them if desired. 🙂

Admin Edit: The pictures should now correctly appear in all versions of Internet Explorer.

10 Responses to “Wilkinson Campout 2010- The Next Generation”

  1. Auntie Laura says:

    HA! Love the pictures! I see Ben has Brown Blankie. Man that thing will need a wash all by itself after THAT trip!
    Love the picture of “josh with the kids” they all look so happy and comical! Love it!!!
    Seriously, these people should be in a photoshoot (well, looks like they already were…) because everyone’s good looking, and the kids are downright adorable! It’s like, a dream camping trip! No kidding. 🙂

  2. Chelsie says:

    awww, it looks like so much fun! we wish we could be there, but hopefully we’ll all be coming out to visit in january for jonathan holden’s wedding!

  3. Olivia C says:

    Hi Mollie, I am so glad you all had a good time! I am not able to see any pictures here but maybe I’ll break down & surf FB today 🙂

  4. Anna says:

    LOVE the pics! Can’t wait to get some printed. LOL that others are always holding my kiddos instead of me :). What a great vacation!

  5. Crystal says:

    These pics are awesome Mollie! Great job putting it all together. Such good memories of the trip.

  6. Gpa &Gma Wilkie says:

    We didn’t get the pictures! We did get the captions. We found this first on FB, without pictures, so I went to your regular blog, which is where I’m writing this. Any ideas?

  7. Gpa &Gma Wilkie says:

    Oh- wonderful pictures! Such fun to see everyone having a great time! Looking forward to more, thanks a lot.

  8. Hillary says:

    Looks like fun! Camping with extended family would be an adventure!

  9. Danielle says:

    These pictures are so great! Looks like so much fun.

  10. Mom says:

    So glad the tradition continues!! The campouts produce both great memories and great pictures. Did anyone bring a red radio flyer wagon?? If not, you’ll have to find one for next time! I think I found ours at a garage sale. It provided many hours of fun and wild rides.

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