Monthly Archives: June 2012

The Great American Backyard Campout..A day late

Hi Everyone!! ¬†Saturday was The “Great American Backyard Campout” which was organized by The National Wildlife Federation. They realize that¬†today’s¬†kids have moved from outside, to inside, and this Backyard campout, is a way to get them excited about the outside again. I love this concept. G and I both have so many great memories of childhood nights, spent with our families, camping on the shores of Lake Michigan. ¬†We both love camping, but it has gotten away from us, especially since moving to New York. Because of our sick puppy, which I mentioned in yesterdays post, we¬†weren’t¬†able to¬†camp out¬†Saturday, so we gave it a try on Sunday.

As the night approached, I am not entirely sure who was more excited, Liam, who was doing tumbles in the tent, or Grant who woke up that morning, saying “tonight¬†is the night!!”¬†Grant made this such a special experience for Liam. He had him help “gather wood” ( Sticks) for the campfire, which by the way, G made out of an old¬†cinder-block¬†he found ( I ¬†Love that man!!) and pick the perfect spot to set¬†everything¬†up, he had Liam help set up the tent, and explained in a very serious Daddy tone, the importance of fire safety.

As soon as the tent was set up in the perfect spot. Liam explained how it was an emergency, and he really needed to go inside to get his stuffed animals. So off he and daddy went to get the martians, and Gigi, Rawr, and JoJo.

After setting up, and getting each of his important stuffed animals, it was time to go in and change into jammies, so we could make Smores!!

I love this picture of Liam giving Grant a pat on the back, as Grant lit our fire ūüôā My boys..


All set up and ready to SLEEP…except…sleep didnt happen as easily as we hoped. Liams bed time is 8:30…its still light at 9pm, we started giving Liam gentle warnings, “Okay Liam, I know this is super exciting, but stop taking your clothes off and screaming things like there’s something in my Butt!! the neighbors might think we are strange. ” At 9:30, it was finally dark, a dog barked, Liam got scared, and we went inside ūüôā It was a perfect backyard campout. !

Get Some Clothes on!: Animal Instincts

Happy Monday Everyone!! Wow..what a weekend we had. Our poor littlest weenie dog Fransis, got very very sick. Thank god, after a trip to the vet, an IV of fluid, and antibiotics, she seems to be back to her normal self. SO scary when your animals get sick. We are still waiting for blood work to come back, and crossing fingers its nothing major. She has already survived one round of breast cancer, and unfortunately, while at the vet this weekend, they found another lump. I love my animals so much, which in a very odd way, inspired me to share an animal print that I found!

¬†I am IN LOVE with this large poster print of a¬†Zebra, on sale at Ikea this week!! Usually $49.99 but now $39.99. I have recently become obsessed with large scale prints, its 46″ x 30″ and would make a PERFECT piece right behind an entry console. You really cant go wrong with a black and white print.
I am way behind , and have so many things I want to get done today, and I feel like the day is almost over. I hate days like that!! SO, its a short post , and hopefully at some point this week I can share our postponed “Great American Campout” adventure, that we did on Sunday instead of Saturday, in our backyard ūüôā

Enjoy the rest of your day!