I did want to hop on and post about one awesome event that took place at our house recently: Sylvia's first "camp out!" She got a sleeping bag for Christmas two years ago - not a slumber party princess sleeping bag, either. She got the real deal, 15 degrees below zero, zips all the way up and around your head sleeping bag! So far, all she's done is dragged it out of her closet and filled it with her tea party toys. But she's been begging to go camping for months now, so we decided to pitch a tent in the backyard and see how she fared. If all went well, she could go on a real camping trip....someday. If not, that was okay, too.
|Helping Daddy prep the fire|
|Albert, Margot and I were there for s'mores, but we all "slept" in our own beds!|
|Sylvia found her marshmallow roasting stick|
|aaaaand Margot found a Harry Potter wand.|
|Carving the roasting sticks|
Sylvain says this next picture completely captures our summer: new AC unit, garden, toys and a tent.
She was pretty darn excited about the whole event.
|Margot got to play in the tent for a while|
|Discussing the rules and procedures for a successful night in a tent.|
Sylvain sent me a text around 10:00 saying Sylvia wanted her dou dou bunnies. They came inside at 11:30 to pee and went right back out. I thought for SURE they'd be back in their own beds at some point in the night, but NOPE, they stayed out there all night long. I know it sounds silly; they weren't really roughing it by any means - but I was so happy for our big girl to spend the night outside with the crickets under the stars/clouds, right next to her Daddy in her very favorite sleeping bag from Grandpa! The next morning she was bright eyed and bushy tailed, and she didn't skip a beat all day, so I guess she slept pretty well out there! I suppose she's ready for a real camping trip, but I don't think I am. I like having her right outside my bedroom door while I sleep inside! However, she's dying to go camping with my dad and my brothers, so maybe this fall or next summer she'll get the chance.