Daily Archives: March 6, 2011

A Camping We Will Go

Ally has developed an sudden interest in camping thanks to a book that Grandma read to her. She has been asking us to take her camping for the last week so we decided to buy a tent and camp at home.

We headed to Giant supermarket to find something cheap and cheerful. They only had one type of tent so that’s the one we ended up buying. Note to self, always read the label on the product! ( You’ll soon see why)

Unknown to us, we had purchased a six men tent, yes, that’s right, 6 men tent. It was huge, no, make that MASSIVE and took up almost the whole of our living room.

I know its hard to see the tent cos the picture is too dark but you can kind of make out how big it is

Ally was super excited, she took her blanket, pillow and her new sleeping bag inside the tent. To make it a bit more comfortable, I dragged the spare mattress in for her as well. Even with the fan blowing directly inside the tent, it started to get stuffy very quickly. We turned on the A/C which made it a lot more bearable. In the meantime poor Max was placed in his crib to sleep. I couldn’t bear the thought of having him waking up through the night and roaming around the house.

She even had a little camping lamp that Grandpa had bought for her.

It took Ally a little while to get to sleep since she was so excited but she eventually did and slept right through to the next morning. The tent was surprisingly easy to put away despite its size. She has already asked when we can go ” camping” again so we might have to make this a weekly affair.

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Afternoon At The Playground

It was one of those days where the weather was perfect. The sky was overcast but there wasn’t any rain. Since we didn’t have anything planed for the afternoon, I took all 3 kids ( Nessha ) included to the playground.

Max managed to climb right to the top using the ladder all by himself.

Not sure why Ally had that look on her face

Max had his Thomas train in his hand as usual

Ally pretending to have a nap

Up and down the slide, I was getting dizzy watching them

Max rolled his train down the slide and was asking Ally to pass it back to him

They love to hang onto the bar and swing

By the time they were done playing, Max’s head was drenched in sweat. The kids took a long bath when they got home and then everyone got ready for dinner. Not a bad way to spend the afternoon!

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