May 23, 2009

Sleeping Under the Stars...

...Well, sort of.

Tyler came home from work last night and had a great surprise in store for Sassy. He decided that the time was right for their first daddy/daughter backyard camping adventure! Sassy was so, so excited.

After dinner, they started gathering the sleeping bags, pillows, blankets, stuffed animals... you name it. It looked like they were getting ready to backpack cross-country or something.

Sassy was very insistent that this remained a daddy/daughter event. She was completely preoccupied with reminding me that I was to sleep in my bed and Little A was to sleep in her crib. Only she and Daddy were to sleep outside in the tent.

Once Little A was fast asleep, Ty and Sassy took a trip to the grocery store for marshmallows and Hershey bars (we already had the graham crackers). When they returned, it was go-time...

They built a fire:



They gathered S'mores sticks:



They got bug-sprayed up:



They prepared their tent:



Then, they modeled it for me:



They diligently worked on roasting marshmallows:





Ty taught Sassy how to build a S'more:



Sassy became a very happy S'mores fan:




Sassy became extra ooey-gooey:



At this point, Mom was kicked out of the backyard and I can only imagine that their real camp out fun began. I peeked outside at around 10:30, and they were still chatting away inside the tent.

I fully expected them to return inside after a failed attempt at 3-year-old camping, but instead, I was awoken this morning by one very excited girl jumping on my bed and shrieking, "I camped in a tent, mom!" at 7:19 a.m.

Backyard camping adventure #1... a giant success!

5 sweet tweets:

Sarah said...

HOW FUN!!! Sassy is my kind of girl-there is NOTHING in this world better than a s'more!

the barnes family said...

How fun! That's such a great father daughter bonding activity!

Monica said...

That is the sweetest thing I have ever heard. I am dying for a s'more now.

erin said...

What a special memory for Sassy!!! She is a very lucky girl to have such a wonderful daddy.

Elainne said...

That is a wonderful story!! What a great memory for both of them!