Friday, August 24, 2007

Camping Craziness

What would summer be without a camping trip, right? Well, today is the day! Robert is taking the boys camping tonight. It goes without saying that the boys have been looking forward to this camp out all summer. They have plans...big plans. Hot dogs roasted over an open flame, s'mores and a night under the stars--in a tent, under the stars.

So, this morning, the boys proceeded to pack their bags for the camp out. Ethan stuffed his brand new school "rolling" backpack with who-knows-what and dragged out a sleeping bag and mattress pad. Jonah and Isaac followed suit, as little brothers tend to do. I do know that Isaac packed a bottle of water, his favorite Star Wars guys, toothpaste, a toothbrush, a pacifier (which he put in his mouth for safe-keeping) and a Huggies pull-up.

At 9am, Ethan declared he and his brothers packed and ready for the camp out. Robert will be taking the boys to a nearby, private campground called, "Our Backyard." It's so close, in fact, I'm confident that even though Isaac forgot to pack his pajamas and a flashlight, the camp out will still be a huge success.

In case there is a lull in the excitement tonight, you know, after the gas grill is turned off, Ethan has prepared a list of activities, camp appropriate knock-knock jokes, ghost stories, camp cheers and songs, and a recipe for "dirt cake."

It's going to be a long day.


Gwen Berwick said...

That is so cute! I'm pretty sure my first camping experience was in a sleeping bag in the back yard. I hope they had a great time.

It was good to see you. I hope next time we'll have more time to talk.

Gwen Berwick said...

I'm logged in as Gwen on my mom's computer but I'm Catherine.

jutes14 said...

Come on! Don't leave us hanging... how does the story end?!

Angela Hunter said...

It's so great to see your boys doing things like this together. I hope someday my kids will be the same way.

Afton said...

I started replying to your comment Senia, but my reply was getting a little long. It was long enough to be its own post, so now it is.