So what's the next best thing to camping for real? Glamping at Grandma and Grandpa's of course!!
Glamping is a combination of two words for those who don't know, camping and glamorous (I think!)
The scene actually started on Sunday night when Grace and her cousin K met at Grandma and Grandpa's to have a bonfire and roast marshmallows. Like I said, Grace has been asking to do this for over a month now and we finally found a nice night. Both kids had a great time and Grace devoured 5 marshmallows!!!
The campfire prompted Grandma and Grandpa to invite the two kids for a "camp-out" at their place, sleep in the RV, campfire with marshmallows, hiking, the whole thing.
Grace was super excited but sleeping over at Grandma and Grandpa's without me? She kept asking where I would be, could I stay too. I have to admit I was a bit worried but willing to give it a shot.
They spent Tuesday afternoon hiking, drinking hot chocolate and playing at the playplace in McDonalds, and then bed time came. It was cold outside and drizzling rain off and on, so no campfire which was ok because both kids were super tired. It was so cold that Grandma made the decision to sleep inside. To make it feel like camping though, both kids got to sleep on the family room floor in their sleeping bags!!!lol
I of course wasn't there to see how things went but according to Grandma both kids did a great job sleeping. Grace was exhausted and fell asleep quickly, cousin K not so much. With both kids finally asleep, Grandma slept in the recliner for a short night because Grace apparently woke at 4:30!! Poor Grandma! She is an early riser but being up for a quiet morning and being up with a very talkative 4 year old are two completely different things!!
All in all, I think the kids had a blast and the grandparents survived, hopefully having a bit of fun themselves!!!
|Arriving at Grandma and Grandpa's for the big sleep over! Looking happy!|