Tuesday, September 4, 2012

happy camping

what a fun labor day weekend we had. christina, jen, and ray came over with their kids on sunday for a sleepover. for the last couple of years we have planned a backyard campout at the end of summer and it is always super fun. this year was no exception.

everyone came over sunday afternoon and we set up a small tent in the backyard with the kids picnic table, beach chairs, and a fire pit that we didn't actually light. we grilled chicken for dinner with corn on the cob and a yummy tomato, cucumber, feta salad. after dinner we lit a fire in our chimenea so the kids could roast marshmallows. they made lots of smores. when it was time for bed we moved the little tent inside the living room so bodhi, dahlia, and ray could sleep in it. they had wanted to sleep outside but i hadn't put a tarp under it and i was worried it would get damp and cold. i didn't think anyone would really sleep outside this year so i didn't bother getting out the tarp and the big tent. next year i guess i will have to do that.

in the morning i made breakfast and we all went outside to make tie dye t-shirts. we did this last year and the kids absolutely love wearing their t-shirts. they were so proud that they made them. this year dahlia and bodhi seemed more interested in painting their hands and feet. i do think the shirts turned out pretty good though. the weekend went by so fast. i was sad when it was time for everyone to go home.

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