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:

  1. 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.

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  2. 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!

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  3. 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 :-)

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  4. 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!

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

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  6. 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. :)

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  7. I might be copying this idea :D

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

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

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