Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Camp Out

Sometime back in the beginning of summer we talked about going camping with the kids over the Labor Day weekend.  Tom had Monday off from work and took Tues and today (Wed) off so that we could take a break and go have some fun. 

Well...when it just came down to it, we decided against it.  Tom was/is feeling pressure to get our "C of O" (certificate of occupancy) before the end of Sept when our building permit expires.  So, he decided to take the time to work on the house.  And, honestly, I didn't want to go.  As it is I'm not sleeping well.  Being almost 11 weeks pregnant I'm getting up 2-3 times a night to pee - the whole kidneys working over-time beginning pregnancy thing.  I knew I wouldn't have any fun because I wouldn't be able to sleep.

So, anyway, sorry for the long explanation, we had a camp out in our own back yard.  Tues night we had a bonfire and the kids got to eat marshmallows. 

Yesterday the kids and I set up the tent about 20 feet from our back door.  The kids were so excited about sleeping in it, they crawled in the tent ready to go to bed by 7pm (their bed time is usually between 7:45 and 8pm).  I crawled in with them, read them a couple of stories and then lay there until they fell asleep...about an hour and a half later - too many fun things and noises to distract them.

I had told them ahead of time that I would not be joining them in the tent for the whole night, I would be sleeping in my own comfortable bed.  I think they thought that I was being a little silly or a little "princesie" about it (or maybe that was just me), but they didn't give me too hard of a time for it.  I told them that Tom would join them in the tent after he was down working on the house - which didn't end up being until 3am.  Poor guy, the kids were awake by 6:30am happily jumping all over him.

Maybe next year we'll really go camping.  Until then, back yard camp outs are really fun and easy.


Mitchell Family said...

I must have missed the big pregnancy here's a huge belated CONGRATULATIONS!!! What a blessed baby to get to have a mom like you!

Heather said...

It looks like they enjoyed themselves!!!

Kristen said...

Congratulations on your pregnancy Jen!

Coby said...

#1, Congratulations on your pregnancy!

#2, I want to come play at your house! The frogs and camping look like so much fun (although I WILL say, without any shame, that I am "princessie" about camping; my idea of camping is the Holiday Inn!)

Thanks for visiting my blog! Enjoy your frogs!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Cutlips!

The Keeners

IvyTrueValues said...

First of all, I have to say, "Congratulations!" I'm so excited for you. Secondly, camping in the backyard, YEAH! I've been looking forward to doing that with my son for so long. He's not ready yet though. However, he does sleep in his PeaPod tent all the time. He loves that thing :) It's great for traveling :)

Holly said...

A campout in the back yard is a great idea!!

Thank you for the congrats!