Friday, July 13, 2007

Backyard Camping

We pitched a tent in the backyard yesterday afternoon, but we didn't officially leave home until 9 p.m. when it was nice and dark.

In the tent, we...
...ate two boxes of Din Tai Fung dumplings brought to us by Dad
...played Millesborne
...ate s'mores
...brushed our teeth outside while staring at Dad eating peanuts inside the living room
...watched "Shrek" on a DVD player
...allowed ourselves 2 bathroom passes because my mom frowns on the idea of human defecation on the lawn
...screamed when Matthew threw himself against the side of the tent
...ate fruit roll-ups, those Ferrero Rocher chocolates, Pringles, drank Buzz Cola and Evian water
...played with a glowstick and hand warmers
...fell asleep around midnight...well...I fell asleep like a rock and Jeremy and Samantha couldn't fall asleep until 2:15 a.m.
...I woke up around 7:30 a.m. when Matthew left for school and there was a huge ray of sunlight burning a hole into my head. It was hot inside!

...we hung around a bit before deciding to go home and eat some Krusty-O cereal for breakfast.
...Jeremy stepped on a staple inside the house, and didn't want to go to summer school today. He was also bitten on the cheek by a mosquito.
...we cleaned up EVERYTHING before 10 a.m.

Backyard camping was really fun; it was easy and exciting to sleep away from home (we have a big backyard, affectionately abbreviated as "BBY" in the olden days) with the knowledge that if anything untoward occurred that we could always hightail it back home. :)

1 comment:

Craig said...

haha this is the cutest post ever :)