We've busted out the tent on several occasions to have living room campouts, but now that we finally have a big enough back yard and the weather is perfect we couldn't wait to camp in the backyard with Rae. Handsome set everything up in the afternoon and she kept asking to go night night. We hung out, ate dinner out back and waited until it was bedtime for the littlest.
This would've been a great time to do a trial run with Aubrey camping, but she has a little cold and I didn't want the cool morning to make it even worse. I'm sure we'll plan an actual camping trip this summer and it'll go just as smoothly as last years.
It doesn't get dark here until almost ten o'clock, so we shared popcorrrr and 'sicles until the sun went down. We don't have a fire pit so we made our own and didn't plan ahead so no smores this time. Although, if I'm being perfectly honest I can only eat like one smore so I wasn't heartbroken. We counted all the stars in the sky and watched the momma bird bring back food to her babies in our tree. When it was finally time for bed girlfriend talked my ear off for a good hour before she finally settled down. My dear, sweet husband was out within minutes and if you really knew him then you'd know that's pretty typical ;)
The dogs were in heaven being able to sleep with us and with much surprise they stayed on their side of the tent all night. Rae slept all night and we all woke up around six o'clock and decided it was a good day for cake cakes (pancakes). Making memories and creating traditions with the girls is something important to us. I hope that she loves doing this just as much as we do.