We put tents up- one for Talmage (its a play tent meant for inside) and one for us (our actual camping tent that we haven't used in over a year....I have excuses okay). We connected a tunnel from one to the other -- the kids had a hayday with that!
|C's static-y hair, hehe|
For lunch-dinner we had grilled cheddar bratwursts (a camping MUST), watermelon, and my all-time favorite cherry coke. Can you tell we are a little bit eager for the summertime? I can hardly wait till we go for real camping outside, road trips, farmer's markets, swimming in the pool, and berry picking!!! Anyway, back to the hot dogs....they were the debut of Jonathan's new outdoor stove (Christmas present from me). He was so excited to cook them dogs. how I love him.
|she loved the watermelon.|
|a true campers meal. hot dogs & coke.|
|yep, he did take a picture of me eating a hot dog. love you too, hun.|
When it got dark we shone our flashlights on the ceiling and made shadows with our hands, ate lots smores, and read bedtime fairy tales to Talmage. Charlotte slept in the crib but we let Talmage put his crib mattress in his tent to sleep. BAD IDEA. I mean he loved it but he was soooo hyper that he didn't fall asleep until midnight, then woke up at 6 am wide awake. And since he had access to everything in the kitchen....well you can imagine. Basically, he ate a lot of gum and sugar from the sugar jar. It was bad.
|did you know there are marshmallows just for smores?! crazy new age ideas...|
Not to mention Charlotte, Jonathan, and I are all sick with colds. So the combination of T getting out of his tent and C crying meant very little sleep for us. We probably should have picked a better weekend to camp out in our living room but oh well....and no, we didn't sleep in our tent. I hate sleeping on the ground and there is no comparison to my soft squishy bed.
and just because these pictures make me happy...here you go.
have a good week everyone!