Wednesday, June 1, 2011

First Fake Family Campout!

We had BIG plans this last weekend.
Take the whole fam on a camp out.
Never done it before!!!!  Seriously, can't believe that.
The boys have been, Doug and I used to camp all.the.time before we had kids.
Then nothing.

So we got ready.
Made our plans.
Then the weather decided it should turn cold and SNOW up in the mountains.
I mean, I know it's still wintery in lots of places, but come on, this is Vegas.
We've already started swimming!

2 out of 4 kids were devastated.
We couldn't go...it would just be too miserable and cold.
So we did the next best thing.
We camped at home!!!

 The kids helped to set up the tent in the back yard.
 Then they set up all the sleeping bags and tried them out ;)
 It was VERY exciting!!!!
 They hung out, even the American Girl dolls made a showing.
 Cards were played.
 And someone didn't even make it till dark.
 We roasted our marshmallows in the grill.
 Made yummy S'mores ;)
Nice and tall!!!
Then we eventually went to sleep.
It was windy and cold, even in our back yard.
The ground......got r.e.a.l.l.y. hard.
I slept like crap.
At sunrise, I grabbed my pillow and headed into the house to my own bed and slept for several more hours.
I could have slept all day.
I must be too old for this!
I think I'll need to prepare my bed better next time.
Like find a mattress or something!
The kids had such a great time the girls decided to sleep in the tent the next night....by.them.selves.
and their American Girl Dolls.
Don't they look brave???
Don't they look like they'll last all night out there????

Less than an hour later they were back in the house crawling in their own beds.
Apparently it was too scary outside by themselves.

Hopefully in a few weeks we can make another attempt at our first camp out....away from home ;)


Leanne said...

LOL!! Happy camping to you ... for in the future! Hope it is more comfortable next time! :D

Annika said...

Too bad the weather didn't cooperate! But you seem to have had a nice camp anyway! =)

Aussie TM5 Thermomixer said...

lol looks like you all had so much fun!! Wish I could have joined you guys!! ;-)

Kathy Jo said...

It looks like y'all had a great time. Makes me think that I might consider it the next time my kids are hounding me to have a camp out in the back yard. I love all the camp out activities right up to the point of actually sleeping outside. That's where I draw the line. I will be having smores this weekend now though. May even make my own marshmallows.

Luz Maria Bruna said...

Enjoy your vacations.Love all the fun photos!!

Heather Innusa said...

This looks way too fun!

Deanna said...

love it! Love the look on the girls' faces on their night alone. lol! We're going to start with a fake camp out too--but mainly because my kids are so little.

Sherri said...

Good for you guys to do the backyard sleepover. I don't think I would have stuck it out as long as you on the ground, lol. Hopefully you'll be able to do the real thing soon.

Kirsten said...

Ha ha! That's awesome!! What a fun memory for your family! Although, I totally would've slept inside the house. You are a good mom!

altered project inc said...

what are smores?? lol

Stephanie said...

my boys like to camp in the back yard. i like my bed. fun times.

Ashly Margritz said...

VEGAS??? that is where I am from!! Really kinda miss that place. I married a Air Force guy and moved away and its been 9 years now since Ive been "home". Now ill be looking at your photos more carefully just to see anything familiar.