These beautiful kids came camping with us today and we had an awesome time. Hiking, collecting leaves, bird-watching, playing on the camp playground, cooking dinner, reading books, playing in the tent, playing "bear" with Dad, making friends with other kids at the campground, throwing rocks/grass into the bushes, making Jiffy Pop popcorn and eating it with mittens on...
Hopefully, these are the things that Jackson and his cousin, Tommy (second photo), will remember about today. Not that we came home after just eight hours outside. It seems that this next beautiful child pictured here had other plans for tonight that did not involve sleeping outside.
She eventually settled down and I'm pleased to report that both of my kids have been sound asleep in their own beds at home for an hour and a half now (Grama reported in: Tommy conked out too!). We just didn't want to be "those people with the screaming child" at the campground. (Luckily, we were just 20 minutes from home...)
With night-time temps in the 40s now, it was a bit of a stretch to take the wee ones with us anyway (though this Knitter was convinced that the combination of wool + parental body heat would have kept the kidlets warm). We'll pack away the tent and sleeping bags until next year now. Maybe Amelia will be game for tent camping when she's almost one?