Sunday, March 08, 2009

Camping in the living room

Today we decided to bust out the tent and "camp" at home. We love to do this with the kids every now and then. Its a fun family activity that can turn an ordinary day at home into an extraordinary day. Joey barbecued some hot dogs and we made some indoor s'mores. Aubrey and Ella are happily sleeping in the tent as I type. We would do it in our backyard if it wasn't sloped so much, but the kids still have fun playing in the tent in our house. (Note to self: Next time we buy a house, buy one with a flat large yard!) At the end of the day, Ella was kickin back in the tent with her hands behind her head and feet propped up and said with a smile, "This is the life of a lifetime!" We're glad you think so Ella :)


17 comments:

jOeY said...

i agree with ella!

the duchess said...

I'm impressed that your tent is clean enough to bring inside your living room.

Grammy Staffy said...

Ella surely did pick the right mom and dad! You guys are so cute and so special.

What wonderful memories you are building with your girls. What dear parents you are. I just love you all so much.

You make me smile.

:Jan the crazy lady: said...

Those are the best of memories. Seriously. Right there in the tent. Awesome.

Cindy Ben said...

That looks fun! We'll have to try it sometime :)

devri said...

Way fun..

hoLLy said...

sarah-the tent is actually pretty new still. only been used once outside. we put it on a blanket in the house and joey vacuumed out a few pieces of grass that were inside before we used it. i'm sure after a couple more real outdoor uses, it will be too dirty to put in the house!

Tara D said...

We have had some great memories camping as well. I'll never forget Dad's sleeping bag, lol. I'm glad your girls are able to have some great memories of "camping" as well.

-Melissa- said...

that will be such a wonderful memory for your girls. Sounds like they had fun!

cyndi/mom/nana said...

I love it everyone looks so cute. I love the colors of the tent as well. Great idea with the hot dogs, good fun time activity for sure the best ones are the free ones you think up yourself. The best part no skitters and creepy crawly things in the tent.

The Bright Family said...

I want to camp out now!!!

Marie said...

Oh Holly, some of my favourite memories of times spent with my kids are camping out in the living room over night! Also living room picnics on rainy days. THey were so much fun. I wonder if Todd would go for this now? Hmmm.... ya think?

Jan said...

This is the life of a lifetime - I love it! And she's right!!

Chrystina said...

These are some of our favorite things!! Love it! Keep it up!

tiburon said...

One of my most favorite things to do.

Well done :)

ACDC2005 said...

so much fun!!!

Patty said...

Cute tent! That is such a sweet thing that Ella said. I will always remember our camping days as well. I'm glad to see you carrying on the tradition!