The boys pitched a tent in the backyard yesterday afternoon and informed me that we were having dinner over the campfire. Add some friends and a quick run to the grocery store and you have summer bliss!
We roasted corn on the cob, hotdogs, and marshmallows over the open flames and did a few hamburgers on with the grill on. I made sure to get the necessary fixins for s’mores and we all ate in the grass around the open fire.
The kids loved running in and about the tent and then to the swingset and then to ride bikes between quick stops to fill their bellies. Alex was patient enough to roast his own food and did quite well.
After our friends left, Alex, Jackson, and James settled into their sleeping bags for the night (um, no way this pregnant lady is going to sleep outside when I get up every 1-2 hours to go to the bathroom.) Jackson did wander back inside after a bit, which is one of the reasons backyard camping is so great with wee ones.
I hope we’re able to have many more impromptu summer events like this one!