Friday, July 3, 2009

camping...in the yard


One of the best things about summer when you're a kid is camping in the yard, right? Snuggling in with your book and your flashlight...

The boys set up a tent outside a few days ago, and have been pretending and preparing for camping. Last night, Alexi agreed to let them sleep outside and camp with them. They started out sleeping in separate sleeping bags, and ended up in one. And by 10:00 pm? Cal was asleep in his bed...inside. (He got scared.) Abbott and Alexi made it until morning. (I was inside - I don't camp in the yard.)

12 comments:

Emily said...

great post! i adored camping in the yard as a kid. i remember thinking the big dipper was a monster that came out of the sky...i'm not sure where i got that idea.

Deidra said...

I remember camping in the yard. I never made it through the night, except for one night when we slept in a friend's gazebo. It didn't really seem like camping in a gazebo. I think my relationship with camping was doomed from the beginning. The pictures are great and I love the pillowcases.

Happy holiday weekend!

Cate said...

i spy a bear. i spy a bear who is loved.

camping in the back yard is just the best. my children are going to miss out.

when mira is old enough to have sleepovers, i plan on pitching a tent in our living room. camping nyc style. not the same, but what can you do?

lovely post-happy 4th and happy camping!

nicola said...

a definite must in our yard, too. so far, intention not execution, but as our kids get older, tradition. :)
have a happy weekend.
nicola
http://whichname.blogspot.com

KPiep said...

We've really got to get a tent!

By the way...my brother is planning on moving to your neck of the woods in the next couple of years, and yesterday he got a step closer to his goal. Personally, I hope he moves sooner rather than later because for some strange reason (with a wink and a grin!) I find myself wanting to come and explore!

country girl said...

Cal doesn't look too convinced in the photo! ; ) Maybe next summer. What a sweet story. You're kids are living the good life!
XO dawn

Tabiboo said...

My son is exactly the same and like last summer will spend all this one camped out in our back garden - what adventures though like you I prefer the comfort of my bed!

Have a lovely weekend,

Nina x

Sammi said...

Aw how sweet.

I would've been in my bed by 10pm too.

Anna said...

that's a cute and funny story. it sounds like you and cal have some things in common when it comes to camping in the yard!

Jessica said...

We used to camp in the back yard when I was little. There is a campground down the street that I like to camp at now...then if there's an emergency (it ALWAYS rains when I camp) I can get home :)

Jodi said...

i find myself wondering "why camp in the back yard when the wine is so good inside". here's to a fun night and I hope Alexi's back is good. the great thing about the back yard is "no roots" to sleep on...I hope!

ticklishfromadistance said...

So fun. I remember those days very well with my kids.