Saturday, September 12, 2009

Free Family Fun - Right in your own backyard

Alyssa in the tent ready to camp!

So many people we knew were going to take advantage of this beautiful weekend and going camping, so we thought we'd do our own version of camping - in the backyard! I'm sure it's done a lot, but this was a first for us. We never know how our daughter will react to things. We wanted her first camping experience to be comfortable and pleasant and FUN! And she was very excited.

Roasting her first hot dog!

We pitched the tent, built a fire, BBQed hamburgers, roasted hot dogs, and not to be left out the most important part S'MORES! Another first for our little girl, and she LOVED them! We ate outside and enjoyed the outdoors till it was time for bed. We found the perfect bedtime book: Campfire Tales! My husband and I really roughed it, sleeping on only a thick comforter and quilt while our little princess had her foam fold out couch/bed.

Bedtime Story

It did take awhile for the sugar high to wear off before we could all get to sleep that night. And I don't think any of us slept well or much either, but some really great memories were made and all at the cost of some hard work and yummy food!