Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Memorial Day Weekend Fun!!

The Maxwell Family went on a camping/float trip for Memorial Day Weekend. We camped two nights and floated the Buffalo River one day- it was such a great weekend!

Our campsites- we had 2 campers, a pop-up and 3 tents that held 14 adults and 8 kids!

Zack and Chris playing football.

Look at those muscles!

The boys playing cars
(Logan, Cole, Phisher, Cayden)

Our camp guard dog, Cotton...

The babies, Kynzie and Zayde

Zayde lovin' the swing!

Volleyball Tournament!

Zayde and Cotton

Zayde took his nap in the swing while we played volleyball. (He slept for over an hour!)

Drew fryin' potatoes for supper.

Mmmmm... We had grilled meats, fried tators, salad and Martha Harp rolls for supper!

Zayde and Mommy

Papa took Zayde for a ride in the stroller around the campsite.

Our camp at night...

A camping trip isn't a camping trip without roasting marshmallows!

Logan making homemade ice cream.

We celebrated Tamara and Cayden's birthdays, Happy Birthday!

Addye and Mia

We did a one day float trip and had a blast! Thanks to Papa and Nana for watching the little ones, so we could all go!

The Hudgens canoe...
Robert, Logan, Cathy

The Young Hudgens Canoe
Nathan, Brownie, Chris

The Parks Canoe
TJ, Phisher, Melissa

The Lewis Canoe
Drew, Cayden, Tamara

The Hickman Canoe
Amy and Zack

The Martin/Roy Canoe
Lisa, Hannah, Christa

Lunch Break... The Whole Gang

Lisa and Christa having too much fun!

Melissa relaxin' while her boys do the work!

...beautiful bluff

Zack jumping off a bluff...

Our crew...

Me and my Honey!

The beautiful Buffalo River...

Kynzie and Zayde playing with the water faucet.

There was an activity room at the campground...

The guys playing pool...

Charles and Logan playing shuffle board...

Ping Pong!

...relaxing by the campfire.

Zayde fell asleep in Mommy's arms!

On Monday, Zack, Zayde and I went to Zack's family's lake house. We had fun hanging out on the lake!

Zayde and Daddy playing in the water...

My little man!

Mommy's two favorite men!

Mommy and Zayde

Jessie (Zack's sister) and I tubed just like the good ol' days!

Jessie showing us how it's done!

Go Jessie!

Me trying to live up to Jessie's performance.

Go Amy!

Our family...

Zayde enjoyed the tube also!

Tyler caught his first fish- yeah Tyler!

Zayde playing with rocks...


Nicole M Wood said...

It looks like you guys had a blast. Where on the buffalo? we are trying to plan a trip with our friends and I have never been to the Buffalo.

Mandy said...

It looks like you guys had a great weekend!! Zayde looks so cute in his little swim trunks, hat and sunglasses. I have to ask, how did he do at the lake? I am so paranoid about taking Tayson out on our boat because I am so afraid that something is going to happen. I know I need to chill out about it!!

Jettie said...

Looks to be a super fun weekend!! But if we were out dressed like that and in water right now here we'd be frozen!!!!!!!!!! had to cover plants again last nite was 28%!!!
We love to go camping too!!

Jessie said...

Ahhh, we had such a good time with ya'll this weekend and can't wait to do it again!!!!

Staci said...

I'm exhausted just looking at your pictures!! But what a FUN weekend! Zayde's little flip flops are too cute!

The Holloway Family said...

That looks like so much fun! I am totally jealous about how great you look in a swimsuit!

Kim said...

That looks like so much fun! The food looks yummy!! Zayde is adoarble in his sunglasses!!

Angela said...

I just love fun weekends like this. That is some serious camping there...I noticed that hand-cranked homemade ice cream maker. Yummy!

Faith said...

Oh how fun!!!! I haven't been camping in so long, but it looks like you guys had a blast! You got some great pictures!
And tubing on that lake looks like so much fun! Glad you had a great weekend. Hope your week is wonderful too!

nancygrayce said...

Y'all know how to have a good time! We got a motor home about 2 years ago and have traveled some, not too much because my husband's father was sick. We are taking off in June for a few days. I don't think we know how to have fun like you do though!!! Too old!

Brandy said...

wow, lots of fun! when I was a kid, we had a little poodle named Cotton....loved that dog!

We can't wait to go camping, we're planning a trip next month! Where were you guys?

Melissa said...

Looks like a great weekend! Yall are such a cute family!!!

The Lewis's said...

Looks like you guys had a great weekend! We love to go to the Buffalo River. It is beautiful!

Welcome to Our Lives... said...

Nicole and Brandy,
We were camped near the Buffalo River in Jasper, AR, at a campground called Shady Oaks. There are lots of places to camp, canoe, etc. on the Buffalo River. I would just check out their website to find what's best for you.

Zayde loved the boat! He barely moved a muscle, just looking around. (Zack did hold him the whole time.) I would definately take Tayson out on your boat- he'll love it. :)

Campbell Crusade said...

How fun Amy! It is so important to go and have fun family trips. Having fun together makes the most precious memories.
That made me ready for our Connection Group float trip!!

Jessica said...

Loved the picture of Zayde and Cotton!

Leigh said...

Once again, I am enveous of all your fun! Fried taters! Girl you are speaking my language. Oh, and canoeing. That looks like a BLAST!
I love the picture of Panama ZAck and Zaydee and the siloette of Zack jumping off the cliff! Cool shot. Also the group shots. And tell me your secret to being so skinny? You are just a doll Amy!
What a gorgeous family-making wonderful memories.

Caroline said...

love love love the pictures. oh you are making me soooooo ready for our trip to the lake in ark. oh i just love this. I love canoeing and cooking out!!! we are going down the buffalo this summer!!!!!! you family is sooooooooooooo cute!!!!!!

"J" said...

Wow...you posted a TON of pics! I love it! I always say I love blogs with pics!!! =) That means I will always love your blog!!! lol

I love shuffle board...
Looks like yall had a blast on the camping trip!

I also LOVE the pic of Zayde at the lake! So so so so so soooooooooooooooooo CUTE! To his flip flops, shots and hat...awwwwwwwwwwwwww!!!!!

Glad yall had a fun and safe weekend!!!

destiny said...

Wow, this looks like fun! I loved seeing all of your pictures. Zayde is so cute and I love seeing his fat little toesies in those flip flops! What a great weekend!!

Jennifer said...

Looks like you all had a great time!

Meredith said...

Your family really knows how to camping up right! What a fun trip. The Martha Harp rolls and fried potatoes made my mouth water. :)