Over the Weekend . . .

we had lots of ten year old boys hanging at our house.  After two years of promising to let Brendan have a camp out in the backyard, it finally came to be!!

 Jim was able to get the pool opened up on Saturday with the help of a few friends.  The water was amazingly clear but the water was FREEEZING as you can tell by the look on Brendan's face!! 


 After a dip, the kids thawed out on the driveway.  They all wanted to cuddle up to my husband because he was so warm from setting everything up in the backyard.  My husband's new nickname is "Furnace" which was given to him by one of the boys.  LOL!!  

Hotdogs, cheeseburgers, french fries, chips and watermelon were on the menu for dinner.  S'mores for dessert.

A tent city was built in our backyard.  It was the perfect nite for sleeping out.  Jim left the tent ceilings open so the boys could see all of the stars ~ in between wrestling matches and scary stories, of course!!  : )

You're never too old to play in a sandbox, especially when it's with army guys and legos!!

 This is where the s'mores were made.  I'm sorry I didn't get a photo when it was lit up at night.  It looked so beautiful and did a great job at keeping away the bugs.  : )

 Our "First Annual Backyard Camp Out" was a HUGE success and great memories were made for the boys.  I wouldn't be surprised if there ends up being another one before the summer is over!!

Thank you to my husband who made it all possible.  And God bless him for sleeping in a tent with all of those 10 year olds!!!!  : )

Many blessings ~ Wendy

1 comment:

Gina said...

It looks like you have started an amazing tradition. Lucky boys!