and it is great. except for the fact that there are 7 kids under the age of 7 that we are camping with. and that camping involves sleeping in a vinyl room. and that jack didn't really want to ride anything. oh, and the rain.
the last night we were there it rained like noah, and while our tent stayed relatively dry, the ground surrounding our tent could only be seen through a couple inches of water. caedmon is demonstrating this in the picture below.
fortunately this was on our last morning, so it didn't really affect knoebel's time, but it DID meaan that we had to tear down everything in the rain and puddles, and then come home and set it back up again so that it could dry out and then tear it all back down again so that it didn't get wet again. tired, yet? i was. camping is awesome!
but i'm being a bit dramatic (i know, the shock of it). the truth is that it really is fun to be with so much of shannon's family and especially for our kids to get so much play time with their cousins. plus, as i wrote last year, i love the food at knoebels, so that's all good.
me and my boy.
shannon and cade.
you can't really see it when the picture is shrunk this much, but jack looks like he is convinced that this ride descends straight into the pits of eternal hell. he thought he wanted to ride this until we got on. then he started sobbing and begging me not to. i did not relent, and we rode it. this picture is long-lasting evidence that only one of us enjoyed it. oh well...