Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Backyard Camping

For Memorial Day weekend, Ethan and I headed out to our backyard for a mommy & son camping adventure. This is our second year of this tradition, since Jim typically will work the Memorial weekend for the sheriff's department.

Of course, we had to roast marshmallows and make smores...I love smores!

Ethan dressed himself this day, so ignore the interesting outfit choice.

Best part of camping in the backyard - being able to go inside and wash up from the sticky marshmallow goo.

Jim came into the tent for a little story telling before he had to leave for work for the night.

We read many fairytales from a classic fairytales book that I picked up at the Dusty Bookshelf when we were in Manhattan last weekend. The original fairytales are sort of scary, so I guess this could count as our version of ghost stories.

Once we were ready to settle down for the night, Ethan received a glow stick. This little treat was by far the highlight of the camping experience. In his eyes, it was a magical wand and he just loved it. He was so disappointed in the morning when he realized that it no longer glowed.

The next day, we went out to the Phillipsburg and Kirwin cemeteries to deliver flowers and remember our loved ones. I was really disappointed that the local cemeteries are no longer holding Memorial Day ceremonies due to lack of interest. Just doesn't seem right to not have a service on Memorial Day.

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