Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Backyard Camping


A couple of weeks ago we camped right in our backyard
I am not really an outdoors kind of person 
but this was a really fun experience.
We ate hot dogs and had the convenience of the kitchen and bathrooms right next to us!


My husband set up the tent during the day


He set up a bonfire and we roasted marshmallows.
We did used charcoal because we didn't have a lot of wood.

Perfection?? humm I don't know!


We hate s'mores!  Sophia doesn't like chocolate
so I bought white Hershey's for here.


Xavi opted for eating marshmallows as is no, no roasting.
He didn't miss the opportunity to use the skewer as a sword
...he watches too many ninja movies


It was still day light and we read scary books "Where's my Mummy" picked by Xavi (not scary by the way)

The other book we all had agreed upon when we planned camping
It's called "La Llorona" (The weeping woman)
A popular Mexican legend about a very pretty lady
that killed her two sons to be with the man she loved
and later she regreted it
and called for her kids at night!!

We went to the library to check out the books.
But Sophia was having second thoughts 
about having the story read
she finally agreed on listening to it 
I read it when it was still day light


We watched the sunset and the pretty colors
of the sky. 

we watched the stars, Sophia's was very proud of her recent acquired knowledge of astronomy 
She recently went on a field trip to the San Jacinto College Planetarium.  She showed us the Big Dipper.


We made scary faces!


Xavi's flashlight came in very handy!


We had a great camping experience!

Hey!...the messiest hair contest is over now! lol!

4 comments:

  1. Great! I always wonder, if you can build a tent next to the house, why everybody is going to deep forest for that? Lol :) I grew up like that, every summer holiday sleeping in a tent next to parents house. Just in case :)

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  2. my husband was giving us a hard time he'd say:

    "ok what do you do when you are camping...you wish you were home so this is not that bad!"

    he was inside watching a movie while we ate marshmallows! but he did sleep outside with us!

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  3. What a great idea! You all do such fun things together. Thank you so much for sharing. :)

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  4. La Llorona!!!! She used to scare the living wits out of me and my cousins when we were little! My grandma had a button pinned to her sewing room curtains of La Llorona and we wouldn't even go in that room because she scared us so much!

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