Saturday, August 4, 2012

Great American Backyard Campout

Last month was the Great American Backyard Campout. And, yes, I'm just now getting around to posting about it. We invited some friends and family over to celebrate. So my mom took some pictures. And I, of course, stole them off FB to share with you. It's apparently what I do now, steal pictures from my mom, I mean.

There were 10 kids - ranging in age from 10y down to about 18mon - and about 14 adults, though not all of those people spent the night (there were only 2 families that pitched tents). Here are some of the highlights.

The kids organized their own baseball game. I can't actually tell you how much I love this. I mean, the ball and bat were there, and the kids just took it upon themselves to play. My BIL stepped in and played with them for awhile, but most of the game was just the kids.

There were, of course, s'mores. I mean, what would camping be without s'mores? And the kid, of course, got them all over his face. Because, I mean, who would he be if he didn't get them all over himself?

Then the adults who didn't have kids attached left and we set up a kid movie.

And they loved it.

Today's Lesson: We should have backyard campouts more often. Even in suburbia, they are lots of fun. Especially if the momma gets to sleep in the house in her bed. You know, 'cause the baby sleeps better inside, so - really - it's better for everyone that way.

1 comment:

Alex said...

What a great idea to do a backyard campout. So many times camping can be a huge production, with a lot of effort. But backyard camping can be quite easy! And yes, mama gets to sleep inside with baby. It's all about the baby... :)