We're back from our first (real) camping trip of the summer. I walked away with only three mosquito bites and perhaps an extra pound thanks to s'mores and beer, so I'd call it a success.
It's amazing to me how few behavior issues we have when the kids are dinking around with Mother Nature. I can't think of a single whining or fighting incident among the girls, and--believe me--we get plenty of that here at home. Does anyone else out there camp with kids? Do you notice the same thing?
Here are the girls preparing for a hike. So serious:
J setting up our temporary home:
See the lack of fighting over who got to get the newspaper off the front porch and who got to press the garage-door opener? Ahhh ... maybe we should live in the woods.
Finding shapes in nature:
The last load of laundry is in the machine right now. Maybe tomorrow my hair will stop smelling like a campfire.
Back at home ... we made some 4th of July crafts tonight. This was a "cracker rocket," as the girls called it:
This is Bo's interpretation of the U.S. flag:
You need to see it from the side to fully appreciate it.
Happy Fourth of July!