Camping @ Jellystone for Aaron's 9th Birthday

Monday, February 25, 2019
This year instead of a party we headed to Jellystone as a family to celebrate Aaron turning 9!! We camped for 4 days and loved every minute of it! I still cannot believe that my baby is 9 years old now - it's like the last 9 years went by in a blur.

Aaron was up bright and early every day to fish - it is really his favorite thing! And he didn't wait on anyone - when he was ready, off he went!
Camping @ Jellystone Aaron’s 9th Bday

The first catch!
Camping @ Jellystone Aaron’s 9th Bday
We had a visitor for breakfast, too!
Camping @ Jellystone Aaron’s 9th Bday
We played lots of games, too - including larger than life Twister!
Camping @ Jellystone Aaron’s 9th Bday
And Aaron & Mommy had some 1-on-1 golf, too. I think we tied!
Camping @ Jellystone Aaron’s 9th Bday
At times we made it more of an obstacle course than a golf course! LOL
Camping @ Jellystone Aaron’s 9th Bday
And Aaron did get the most epic hole in one ever, too!!
Camping @ Jellystone Aaron’s 9th Bday
Giant Tetherball was also a fun event...I've never seen this one before! 
Camping @ Jellystone Aaron’s 9th Bday
And while the boys fished some, my creative girl wanted to go paint!
Camping @ Jellystone Aaron’s 9th Bday
Camping @ Jellystone Aaron’s 9th Bday
This is now our Camper Cactus!
Camping @ Jellystone Aaron’s 9th Bday
Even the cold couldn't keep these two out of the water...
Camping @ Jellystone Aaron’s 9th Bday
Camping @ Jellystone Aaron’s 9th Bday
Emma had to ease in - she could just dive in fast like Aaron.
Camping @ Jellystone Aaron’s 9th Bday
She was freezing!!
Camping @ Jellystone Aaron’s 9th Bday
So she didn't last as long as her brother! LOL
Camping @ Jellystone Aaron’s 9th Bday
Michael & I didn't even attempt it. There was no way!!!
Camping @ Jellystone Aaron’s 9th Bday
I kept warm my own way!
Camping @ Jellystone Aaron’s 9th Bday
But the birthday boy was living it up in the water!
Camping @ Jellystone Aaron’s 9th Bday
He did say the waterfall hurt, though and I bet it did - so he only went in there once!!
Camping @ Jellystone Aaron’s 9th Bday
Can you see him???
Camping @ Jellystone Aaron’s 9th Bday
And we love outdoor movies, too! Next time we'll bring our own projector (which we forgot) b/c we like our movies better!
Camping @ Jellystone Aaron’s 9th Bday
Birthday Morning!! He is 9 now!
Camping @ Jellystone Aaron’s 9th Bday
Camping @ Jellystone Aaron’s 9th Bday
And fishing was still the first thing he wanted to do!
Camping @ Jellystone Aaron’s 9th Bday
He kept do this thing where he pulls his line out by hand and soft tosses his lure to get it right where he wants it...so I thought I'd ask Mr. Smarty Pants how he knew how to do that. He said, "I know b/c I've watched daddy do it!" Folks - little eyes are always on you.
Camping @ Jellystone Aaron’s 9th Bday
Aaron isn't big on cake or any sweets - like me they give him a headache - so we didn't do birthday cake...but who else can say they had Buccee's Birthday Cake!?!?! 
Camping @ Jellystone Aaron’s 9th Bday
Camping @ Jellystone Aaron’s 9th Bday
Camping @ Jellystone Aaron’s 9th Bday
And presents by campfire!
Camping @ Jellystone Aaron’s 9th Bday
Camping @ Jellystone Aaron’s 9th Bday
Evening fishing brought about a new friend, too!
Camping @ Jellystone Aaron’s 9th Bday
No - we can't keep him Aaron!
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The evening also brought about a beautiful sunset!
Camping @ Jellystone Aaron’s 9th Bday
And campfires with s'mores!
Camping @ Jellystone Aaron’s 9th Bday
Camping @ Jellystone Aaron’s 9th Bday
And mama busted out the sage to keep away the bugs and bad juju! LOL
Camping @ Jellystone Aaron’s 9th Bday
Time to end his busy birthday all snuggled in for a good read with new books from Geddo & Teta!
Camping @ Jellystone Aaron’s 9th Bday
And no good road trip is complete without multiple stops at Buccee's!
Camping @ Jellystone Aaron’s 9th Bday
Thanks for the fun times Jellystone and for a great birthday for my baby boy!
Camping @ Jellystone Aaron’s 9th Bday