Here’s Alrik, at nearly the exact age we did tipi camping with Mikko:
It took a while to get the tent up because the ground was really rocky. We made it through the night without a collapse, though. The tent seems a little absurdly large now, but the boys are just going to keep growing, aren’t they? I have to say, it felt luxurious to have so — much — space (and headroom!) in a tent. I love fun, temporary housing like that.
Can you tell someone lost a tooth? The Tooth Fairy had to find us at Family Camp!
The campground we chose (because it’s the closest, and in case we needed to get packed up in the middle of the night with kids who weren't digging it) features a beach. Yes, we also have a beach right down the street from us. The kids love it, though.
Almost time to get back to the campsite!
We timed dinner a bit late and cooked and ate by lantern-light: hot dogs and marshmallows over a charcoal fire. (Nothing like health food when you're being one with nature!)
Mikko thought this part was so cool. I have to admit, it felt magical to eat outdoors in such interesting light.
I had a rough night of tossing and turning with a cosleeping, breastfeeding toddler who would not stay covered in the sleeping bag — I thought he'd freeze. Plus, this eerie light kept filtering in and bothering me. Turns out it was something known as "the moon." Who knew! But this dude was one contented tent sleeper in his hand-picked Cars sleeping bag. And, yes, the Tooth Fairy found us!
Life is good with our two little camper dudes!
Everyone helped take down the tent.
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