Mike took Jake on his first camping trip last Thursday. They went all the way out to the backyard and slept in a tent. Jake was super excited about it. I fully expected to see them back in the house by 2am but they made it through the night. Jake thought it was fun and I think Mike did too although he was really complaining about his sore back the next day. I did not sleep so well. I wanted to have my boys inside where they belong! Plus, I was a little weirded out because I knew that before I went to bed that night I saw something run by the back door out where they were sleeping. I knew in my heart that we don't have bears around here, but my mind was thinking nasty thoughts. Turns out it was just a cat prowling around. I think Jake heard it too because he made sure to tell Mike several times before he fell asleep that there was a monster out there. I can't wait until we can go on our first official family camping trip. I think we'll need a bigger tent!
Emma got to play in the tent before she went to bed inside. This was strictly a boys only campout.