Here is our tent all set up and waiting for us. My Mom and I set it up!
We played a comical family game of kickball. Comical because the children couldn't remember having ever played before and kept mixing up the rules with soccer. Andrew didn't want to touch the ball with his hands. Ryan wanted to keep kicking the ball after the initial kick. Molly wanted to pick up the bases. As you can see, eventually we got the hang of it. Kind of.
After the difficulty with kickball, we decided to stay with a game we all knew the rules to. Hide and seek!
We moved next to jumping on the trampoline. Then we laid down on the trampoline and watched the sunset together, listening to the sounds of the crickets, birds, and neighborhood dogs.
Of course we made S'mores once it got dark. How can you have a camp out without them?
We put on our jammies and read stories and sang songs together until the boys fell asleep.
I'd like to say that Molly fell asleep soon after, but that would not be truthful. Our neighbors were having a party and played loud heavy metal music until after 11pm. Molly danced and sang along with the music.
In the morning, the kids crawled in our sleeping bags for snuggles, before we had hot cocoa and breakfast. We laid there and listened to the animals outside. Andrew was very excited because we heard an owl.
Later the kids helped take down the tent, and were happy and helpful, despite the fact that they wanted to sleep outside FOREVER!