Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Backyard Camping is a Blast


What's more fun than camping in your backyard when you're a tot?  Well, if our youngest is any indication at all...not much!  We did the whole "scary but not too scary" (actually, not scary at all, but we won't tell him that) story thing...using a flashlight for effect.  We played games inside of our tent, with the aid of our handy camping lantern.  And we read a story and got tucked into our sleeping bags for the routine factor.  And then of course, we stayed up giggling and tee-heeing for a good part of the night (so  much for routine ;) ).  One of the best things about being a parent is the simple fun our kids bring into our lives.   And putting a camping tent up in the backyard is free fun that can't be beat. What are you doing for fun this summer?


9 comments:

Momfever said...

I'm trying to do as little as I can. Just hanging out in the comfort of our own home. That's what I call vacation.

Anonymous said...

I miss being able to camp out. I think camping out as often as possible, even in the back yard is so good for keeping kids grounded as well as being fun!

Anonymous said...

The kids do camping in the backyard, I am not a camping person, there is too many creepy things roaming around the yard at night :-)

Wendy said...

This is a daddy bonding moment for my boys. I am not an outdoorsy girl, but they have so enjoyed those nights under the stars with daddy. Your little man looks adorable all ready to camp! Thanks for sharing!

Carla Karam said...

Awe! Love this... so many memories of backyard camping. Thank you for bringing my memories back to surface. Blessings to you and yours.

Rosann said...

I would love to do this with my daughters. We don't have a tent, unfortunately. But I know they'd have so much fun. :)

Colette S said...

I might be copying this idea :D

alissa apel said...

We've been camping in our backyard a lot. It's so nice because everything is right here. The boys love it.

alissa apel said...

We camp indoors in the winter time to. We pitch a tent inside. Often times the cousins come over when we do that.