Monday, September 22, 2008


Girls in the tent
Originally uploaded by ChiMoose

Continuing on the theme of "our summer of firsts," Ellie and I decided to take advantage of the fact that our neighborhood was without power and camp out. Ellie has been asking to do that all summer, and we finally found the perfect time.
The girls and I set up the tent together on Friday afternoon, and we borrowed a couple of lanterns (which, as you can see in the picture, were a perfect complement to the tent). The girls actually had dinner in there! When it got dark, the whole family came in to read stories by lamplight, then Avery and Amy went inside to go to bed. Ellie and I read for a bit longer, and then we both conked out. She slept like a rock . . . I felt like I slept ON a rock.
Anyway, it was a great experience, and we may do it again, as we are now on day 9 with no power . . . and getting along fine.