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Monday, July 17, 2017

Camping in the Backyard

As part of our daughter's birthday celebration , we   did a camping  in the backyard.  We haven't gone to a real camp site yet but  for now, camping in the backyard is a lot of fun.  Maybe when they are old enough, we can  go to a real camping ground.  

The moon  on that night was so bright, it was perfect for a camp out in the backyard.  This is one of the many reasons why I wanted a  fenced in backyard because we can do  whatever without the neighbor seeing what we are doing.  
We also roasted some marshmallows and  hotdog at a made-up fire pit.  Having a fire pit in the backyard is  another project we will be working on in the future.  for now, using the  stump of the  crab apple tree that we took down is good enough.
The smoke from the fire  drove away the mosquitoes which is advantageous to my kids because they are both allergic to  mosquito bites.  Even with anti-mosquito lotion and ointment, they still get bites once in a while so the smoke totally eliminates that.
Even our fur babies are ready to camp out!
I remember when we camped in the backyard, our dog Bolt was still a pup and he was little then.
It was chilly that night so  having four bodies in a small space was  great, it kept us all warm.
It was hard falling asleep and getting comfortable but the kids seemed to have fallen asleep with no problem.  They woke up so late  the next morning.  If it wasn't going to rain that day, we could have left the tent there for a couple of days but we decided to take it down the next day because when it rains, our  backyard get all the water from the hill.  .
It was fun, we all had a great time and we will definitely do it again, probably next year.  

18 travelers' comments:

Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle said...

We love to camp in the backyard. We get all the camping feels, plus we also get toilets! I don't do woodland pottying. LOL

Ladonna Dennis Maxwell said...

Camping in your backyard sounds fun! It might happen for our grand kids when our grand son gets a little older. Looks like y'all had a lot of fun!

Jennifer Van Huss said...

Evert year, my family has campouts in the backyard! It has come in handy because everytime they do that it pours rain and they end up coming in! hahah

Cherri Megasko said...

Oh my gosh ... that looks awesome! I love that you were able to build a campfire, too. That's the best part of camping!

Jeni said...

Backyard camping is a blast! What a fun way to enjoy the outdoors while still being close enough to the refrigerator, bathroom, and your own bed if the going gets tough. It's great with really young children who might not make it a whole night camping, they can still feel grown up and involved.

Fashion Beyond Forty said...

We LOVE camping in our own backyard! I do agree about waiting until they are a bit older. It's nice to know the comfort of home is just a few steps away!

Carol Cassara said...

It looks like you had so much fun camping out! I love the photos, the kids look so happy and excited! I think it's a lovely bonding experience for the four of you!

sara lafountain said...

This looks like a perfect summer birthday celebration! I always loved having a summer birthday, no school, and lots of time to celebrate.

Dogvills said...

We too, loved to camp in the backyard. We often did this when my kids were little.

Kate | Highlights Along The Way said...

I love that idea!! Looks like you really enjoyed your camping! :D

Christy Garrett said...

I used to do this when I was younger. It was always so much fun. Several years, I even had sleepovers in the tent for my birthday. I wish that I had a tent so that my kids could do this.

Diana said...

This is awesome! We love backyard camping, it's such a great family activity. I love the Coleman tent you have - that color is awesome!

Tatanisha Worthey said...

I haven't backyard camped since I was a kid. i need to do it again.

Angela Ricardo said...

Bonding with the family be it for camping or movie night is always a good idea. I would love to do this with my family too.

laborders2000 said...

How fun is this! I think you can create some great memories together whether you are camping in a new place or your backyard. It looks like you all had such a great time.

Kiwi said...

I think camping is a cool concept. I think a backyard glaming with the girls would be even better might do that one day!!

Gabriel Bregg said...

We backyard camp on pretty regular basis, just to scratch that itch. Our family loves camping, no matter where we are.

Misty Nelson Dawn said...

Wow. looks like you had a great time and camping was so fun. Ever since I haven't tried camping and I love to experience too

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