We played with bugs
We setup the tent
|(The last person on earth that should be holding a hammer. Where is her mother?!)|
Performed a few stress tests on the tent
Played peek-a-boo while Patrick caught fireflies
|(Sock on her hand to keep dirt out of her cast. Not because she was trying to do a sock puppet.)|
We roasted marshmallows
We said goodnight to Madelyn
Then we headed out to the tent for our night outdoors
We slept in the tent up till almost 5am, at which time we had a bit of a tent malfunction and it came crashing down on us (as much as a tent can "crash down"). At that point we went back inside and Patrick and I snuggled in a bunk bed till morning. Being with him when he fell asleep and when he woke up reinforced what we already knew: Patrick talks from the second he wakes up to the second he goes to sleep. He woke up the next morning and, before his eyes were even open, started telling me about a dream he had. He said, "Dad, I was in the meadow this time...and I was flossing my gums...so they'd be so sparkling white."
Here's a video of some of the day in which you'll see that the only thing Patrick could think was CAMP FIRE. My favorite parts are Patrick at around the one minute mark and Madelyn physically showing her disapproval for having walked all the way to the tent just to turn back around.
And here's a slideshow with some more pictures or you can see the whole gallery here.