Saturday, January 1, 2011

Family Room Camping

Santa brought the family camping gear for Christmas so we could enjoy the outdoors some more.  Unfortunately the weather has been a little too rainy and cold lately and the kids were chomping at the bit to use our new tent.

So we improvised!  We decided to let the kids camp in the family room over the weekend.
They were all too eager to help Daddy set up the tent.  This was exciting stuff I tell ya!

Once the tent was set up, they all got their sleeping bags, pillows and blankets and began setting up their spots in the tent.

To keep with the camping theme, we made homemade pizza on the grill for dinner.  The kids had so much fun rolling out their dough and putting their own toppings on them.  I think even the biggest of kids had some fun too!  :)

After our tummies were full of some good pizza and chocolate chip cookies, we all snuggled in for a movie before bed.  The advantage of the tent in the family room is that it opened right up to the TV.
It took a while for the kids to fall asleep from all of the excitement but once they did, they slept great.  And the best part was Mike and were able to sleep in our own comfortable bed too.  As soon as it starts warming up I think we will transition to backyard camping before going all out.
This was certainly good memories for sure!


Mom/Gamma said...

What fun, brings back my childhood. Nothing better than sleeping in a tent as a kid. I know from experience that your homemade pizza is yummy so must of been a great time.
Love & miss you all!

Mom/Gamma said...

Looks like a fun time, brings back memories of my childhood. There's nothing better than sleeping in a tent when you're a kid. I know from experience how yummy your homemade pizza is so it must have been a great night!
Love & miss you all...