Saturday, September 17, 2011

Our Indoor Campout

I'm bummed to admit that we didn't make it camping this year as a family, so as Rich went camping with some fellow firefighters this weekend for the Michigan Fireman's Memorial Festival, I decided the kids and I would also do a little camping of our own.

Since it was FREEZING (literally) outside, I thought it best to do it all inside. Of course it was nothing like true camping, but the kids and I still had a ton of fun! (That's all that matters, right?!)

We made hotdogs in the microwave instead of over a fire.

Then did S'Mores in the microwave instead of over the fire....

...they're just as yummy and sticky! (Blake couldn't stop laughing when his marshmallow did this!)

We rented and watched a movie instead of sitting around the bondfire.

Great movie by the way. We added in an intermission to make some popcorn on the stove instead of over the fire. (And air mattresses are the best!)

And we finished off the campout sleeping in the living room instead of in a tent.

The kids have never slept in the living room before overnight. They were SO excited and felt super special being able to stay up with me. I was equally happy to have their company while their Daddy was away. :-)

We'll definitely be doing more indoor campouts in the future! Next time I'll take more time to plan to make it a little more like camping ;-)


Debby@Just Breathe said...

That sounds like so much fun and it certainly looks like they had a great time! What a great idea.

Caroline said...

Looks like so much fun !!!!

Alexis AKA MOM said...

That is an amazing camping trip :)!

We love love that movie too!

The Jacobsen Family! said...

What a GREAT idea!!! I never thought of making smores in the microwave, but I think I MUST do it now! LOL!
You're such a great mom, and so creative!! Looks like a blast!

Together We Save said...

Looks fun... I used to camp indoors with my girls all the time!!

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