Wednesday, July 28, 2010

WooHoo Wednesday- Backyard Camping

We have had a very wet summer. It seems like every other day we're dealing with thunderstorms, tornadoes, storm damage, power outages and flooding. So when I saw that we may actually have 12 hours without rain I jumped on the chance to have a Backyard Campout for this week's WooHoo Wednesday.

I checked out a couple camping books from the library for the occasion.

We did our camping 2010 style. Complete with power for the fan, baby monitor and laptop so we could watch a movie. I know the laptop is way out there but it calmed them down a little bit before bed. I'm still scared by The Blair Witch Project so I picked much more age appropriate movies- Charlotte's Web and The Goonies.
I loved Bennet's commentary during Goonies. "Mom- that boy is going to dance and then the bowling ball is going to come down. Watch. Then the sprinkler. Here comes the door"

As we were falling asleep Scout asked to go inside to her bed because she was scared. I pointed out that it was exactly the same in the tent. She had her pillow, blanket and Rhino plus the bonus of me in the middle. Once she was reassured she was out like a light.
Bennet kept wanting to look for stars in the sky. I was wishing we had an air mattress without a leak because I'm just too darn old to sleep on the ground (ouch!!)


Cathy said...

That is so sweet!! I remember doing that.

Now get that darn computer out of the tent. It does not belong!! : )

gottaluvboyz said...

Love it! Perhaps we should have went that route after our "somewhat of a disaster" camping trip that resulted in an early trip home;/

BK said...

I want to live at your house on Wednesdays... they are way cooler than my Wednesdays!!