7.20.2010

CampIN

We would love to have a campout here:
But, alas, it feels like this outside:
So we had CampIN last night in our dining room:
Wes got the bedroom all to himself last night. Finn and I slept pretty well on the blow up mattress. We stayed up really late watching Toy Story from the comfort of our tent. And this morning the kids are all over the novelty of a tent bed in the house. Maya keeps tripping over the entrance. She trips EVERY TIME, no matter how many times she does it. But I have to admit—it's kind of cool to look over and see the tent still set up. It makes me want to take an afternoon nap in all of that fluffiness in there. You should try it! It's a great distraction from the TV, which seems to be on more than I would like now that it's too hot to play outside. Here's to the Great American CampIN. Ha. Good times!

photos courtesy of Wes, and my trusty little iPhone

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Erin from Skoots and Cuddles said...

so much fun for kids and adults alike!

melmck said...

aren't those the best. we need to think about having one soon.

Christy said...

What a fabulous idea and what a fabulous mother you are Lyndsay!

{april kennedy} said...

I love the idea but I have to admit, I would have made Dave sleep in the tent and I would have gotten the bed all to myself!!

Lyndsay said...

Well, I came home with this idea and told Wes he had to set up the tent, and swore it was a good idea, while Finn bounced all over the place squealing. Ha! So I was sort of committing myself to sleeping in the tent at that point.

A Day That is Dessert said...

You are very resourceful - and fun!!

Kelli Nørgaard said...

we used to build forts in the living room all the time.... you are making memories!!! Way to go, Mom!

crystal b. said...

You know, we used to do that with our kids. It's so much fun! They loved having a tent set up in the house.

When they get older, you will have to help them build a cardboard box city. That was the ultimate fun thing we did when they were little -- the whole neighborhood got involved (sort of). We had new kitchen cabinets installed and instead of throwing the boxes away, Matt taped them all together with duct tape and I gave the kids some crayons and paint and said "make a town" they spent weeks in that thing. The neighborhood kids came over every day and worked on it too. They all had a house in the city. It was a thing of beauty. Too bad it was destroyed by a rainstorm. Finn's probably old enough for a cardboard car or train -- we had fun making those too. Eden used to sit in his and watch television.