After dinner was over we headed to the tent (which was at 7:00!!!) and had lots of time before bedtime so we played a few games. Find it, spot it and pictionary were the ones they picked.
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
This weekend we had some beautiful weather for January. Low of 50 degrees, high in the mid 60s. I really wanted to go somewhere and have fun with the family but I had a session on Saturday so we had to stay close to the house. Since the hoopla of Christmas is still so fresh we have been trying to do a few low-key things with the kids. Less money, more quality etc. One of my friends posted on her FB that she was going camping this weekend and instantly my wheels starting turning. Why not surprise the kids with a backyard camp-out. We haven't taken the kids camping in about 6 years so Bella really doesn't even have memories of camping. Preston was a cub scout so he can remember he and Mike going a few times together. I ran it by Mike to see if he would set up the tent while I ran to the grocery store for dinner & dessert. He was game for setting everything up and taking everything down but he was going to pass on sleeping in the tent since he had to get up early for his church volunteer duties the next morning. When we told the kids, they thought it was the most exciting news ever (which was a great reminder to me that kids don't need expensive trips...I guess that is more for me, lol). In my mind, having access to my own bathroom was a huge perk to backyard camping!