Almost as soon as we arrived a tent was built using fabric and rope the kids had brought for just such an activity.
Miss A learned about the joy of pacifiers. We had tried them earlier and she had rejected them. We decided to try a different type since she does have her moments and has so far been generally unsuccessful with her thumb. *Note to babysitter J....The suspected stinkerness is starting to show itself.
Miss J had requested hot dogs for our Christmas Eve meal. At first I turned my nose up at that idea. Then I remembered that simple and easy was the point of this trip. What could be easier than daddy cooking hot dogs and baked beans outside? Every one was happy and I didn't have to cook!
We spent Christmas Eve playing games with the kids.
Then we put them to bed.
Yea, we're really roughing it. Everyone got to put in their requests for treats, mine was peppermint mochas/hot chocolate.
On Christmas Day the big kids went on a hike with Daddy while I stayed behind and napped with the little kids.