Monday, August 25, 2008

Family Moment Monday

Motherhood for Dummies hosts Family Moment Mondays, check her out to get more ideas on how to spend time together as a family!

For me, Labor Day = camping. It's not always possible to go though, and even if it were, the campsites are usually overflowing with people and noise on this holiday weekend. So what's a camping lover to do?

Go backyard camping! Pitch a tent in the backyard and set up a campfire. Use your BBQ Grill to make dinner and use the campfire to make smores for dessert. For entertainment you could set up a horseshoe pit, play board games, and later gather around the fire to tell ghost stories. It would help keep everyone in the camping mood if some sort of rule were established to limit access to the house, perhaps only for bathroom breaks and getting ready for bed.

This is a special treat for the whole family and will feel like a mini vacation even though you're at home!


Lyndsie said...

That sounds like fun! With little ones it sounds like the best way to start camping!

Anonymous said...

That IS a great idea!! We used to do that when I was little, and my favorite thing about it, was the bathroom was nice and convenient!! =)

Yes it is a small world, isn't it!! Are you talking about the park at Tres Placitas? I take my kids to that park ALL the time. If you ever see a gray Suburban with veterans plates parked in front of the park, and a bunch of blonde kids playing there, that is us!! =)I know there are a ton of houses for sale on that street, and I wish we could buy one. I am dying to get out of those apartments.... we have been here 4 years and no change in the forseeable future!! =)

Munchkins and Music said...

I remember doing this with my brothers. Brings back lots of memories! Fun post!

Motherhood for Dummies said...

oh we should sooo do that, cause we have been wanting to go camping but didnt know if out baby would do well with it. Camping in the back yard would be a great test run... plus if she freaks out... we are already right there! :)

Krystyn said...

Ummm...I think I'll pass. With the house right there, I would be totally tempted to go inside. Away from the mosquitoes!

Rosemary Bogdan said...

Great idea! And it's free!

Susie said...

What a great idea. You know...I feel a smores post in my future:-)

Thanks for stopping by my blog today. To be honest, I didn't know where to start either but Etsy is a good place. You can kind of get your feet wet before jumping in head first. I have had great response so, I am going to pursue this further. Anyway, that's my 2 cents on that:-)

twinklescrapbooks said...

Cute idea! I remember camping in the backyard when I was younger. If it stops raining here, maybe we can do this. :)
aka fellow CCM rep

A.D. McClish said...

I loved doing this when I was little. One summer, a friend of mine stayed over for the backyard adventure. But she was too scared to sleep in the actual yard, so we pitched the tent on the back porch! haha. I am sure my son would absolutely LOVE to do this.

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