Friday, July 15, 2011

Backyard Camp Out

After the indoor camp out the girls have been asking to sleep outside. Megan invited her cousins for a sleepover last night. I wasn't sure that we would be able to sleep out since the beginning of the week started with extreme heat. Luckily a cool front came through and yesterday and today will be pleasant before the heat and humidity return Saturday. Thankful!

The girls were very excited to see the tent go up.

No camp out would be complete without a fire and marshmallows!

Yum... s'mores!

Then it was time to chase lightening bugs before turning in.

Everyone made it all night in the tent! Other then my aching back it was really nice. We often sleep with the windows open but the sounds were very different being out in a tent. We heard the raccoons chasing each other up and down the trees at the back of our property. There were sounds of crickets, tree frogs and giggling girls! Fun was had by all and this is something we will make a tradition.

I hope you are taking time to enjoy the simple moments!


  1. We just did this last night for the first time! We moved the patio table out of our gazebo and put an air mattress in there instead. My kids and I slept well in the cool night air. In fact, they are STILL sleeping now (9:20 am), despite lawn mowers running in our neighborhood. We also had s'mores, but the marshmallows were melted in the microwave. My son had a baseball game last night, so time was limited for preparation.

  2. So fun! We used to set the tent up in our backyard and sleep out there a lot during the summers when we were kids! Who needs expensive activities when the simple ones are so enjoyable!

  3. What fun! We don't have a tent so we haven't slept outdoors, but occasionally we "camp out" in the family room by pulling out the sofa bed, popping popcorn and watching a movie. This is what memories are made of!

  4. Backyard campouts are just the best! Fun times for sure! Hope you have a great afternoon!


  5. Love it! So much fun! We did this last summer, and are planning a backyard campout again this year! Those are the memories that our children remember!


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