If you ask my husband, he will vow that I have never spent a night outside in my life.
Of course he believes, in theory, that I attended summer camp, where we *might* have gone backpacking.
Still he just doesn't see it.
Once the weather stopped being crazy hot, I took advantage of the crisp fall air to have a family sleep-out, camp-out, um... have us all sleep outside (minus the baby who stayed in her crib).
First order of business was to get sleeping bags. Thank goodness for Amazon Prime, 2 days later we had 4 sleeping bags ready for us.
Then we rearranged those fort-making couch cushions outside into two beds for the kids and used yoga mats for us.
The little ones loved the adventure of sleeping outside, although it was too foggy to see any stars.
Our 3 year old just jumped around for an hour, refusing to get in his sleeping bag until we finally took him inside.
Our five year old lasted another hour, until the sound of the wind in the paper chains, was too noisy, and we retreated to the warmth and relative quiet of the house.
Next time I'm borrowing a firepit and making s'mores out there:)
This is a part of my 31 Days of Free Fun series, click on the image below to get to the entire list of free activities!