Restful nights

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We were expecting rain, but nothing was going to stop our backyard campout.

Tent

As it turns out, we didn’t even get a drizzle. Although it might’ve cooled things off a bit because the air was still a little warm as we headed into the tent. We took the windows down to get the breeze blowing and it soon got more comfortable. …

Anyway, it was still early, so we watched “Guardians of the Galaxy 2” on the iPad…

Tent

Then settled off to sleep…and quite contentedly, I might add.

Sleeping

In the morning, I slipped out of the tent while the boys snoozed and started some coffee.

Coffee

With coffee in hand, I set-up the table and the ol’ Coleman stove to cook our breakfast…

Breakfast

The boys had a good time and thought eating outside was GREAT!

Breakfast

Best buddies…

Best Buds

After breakfast, it was time to take down the campsite. Alex wanted to leave the tent up so we could camp out again tonight, but alas, tomorrow is a school day. Anyway, this was a good opportunity to teach the boys an important aspect of the Cub Scouts outdoor ethics, namely, the “leave no trace” principles, which as the name implies, whenever you’re doing activities outdoors, you leave things as you found them…

Leave No Trace

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Last night the boys f-i-n-a-l-l-y slept through the night! Although this didn’t affect me all that much (my “shift” ends at midnight), it was a big treat for mommy (who still got up several times to check on them)…

Please sleep

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Well, it finally happened! The boys slept through the night. Both went to bed about 7 p.m. (not long after their regularly scheduled 3 to 6 colic fit). Adam awoke at 11:30 p.m., sucked down a bottle, and went right back to sleep. He didn’t get up again until 4:00 a.m. Alex didn’t wake up at all until 4:30 a.m.! I pretty much got my usual 5 hours (midnight to 5 a.m.), but Cindy was able to get some real rest! Most deserved after the past couple of fussy, fussy days.

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