Sunday, August 14, 2016

Backyard campout

 Rob has the privilege of going to two different scout camps this year.  One of them was a 15 mile hike in the mountains.  For the last few weeks he has been buying and testing out new camping gear.  So in order to figure out which tent to bring with him on his hike, he set up our tent and a tent he is borrowing from a neighbor to see which one he would bring.  So the kids and him slept out in the backyard.  The kids were so excited about it.

 They helped us set up the tents in the early evening and got all their blankets and pillows set up.

 Then Rob decided he wanted to try out a little tool he got.  I can't remember what it is called but it makes sparks when you rub metal down it.  He got a little pile of dead grass and sticks and tried to light it on fire.  He worked on it for about 15 minutes but didn't get the fire going.  He said if he had more time he would have gotten it going.  I believe him. He was getting some pretty good sparks off of that thing!

 The kids loved watching.  I don't know why Zac is holding his pants like that, but next thing I know...

 Both Sadie and Emery are doing it too.  ha ha.  Silly kids.

 Time for bed!

The kids stayed up way too late telling each other stories but they had a blast.  I was sleeping comfortably inside with Riley.  :) And Rob said that his head and feet were touching both ends of the tent all night.  ha ha!  But he said it would work.

1 comment:

lindsy said...

Maybe a hammock would be more comfortable 😊