We got a tent. It should sleep four. We bought it from Craig's List. The girls went with me to buy it. The tent was never used outside. The family had put it together in their living room and then moved and left it with relatives. We brought it home and started to put it together. The directions said to put it together at home before trying to put it together at a campsite. It is a four person, summer tent. We put it up in the living room. The directions were in the carrying bag, and we took turns reading them. There were four poles, each one held together by a bungee cord inside the poles. There were also some extra pole pieces. The first two poles went in easily. We could figure out where they should be placed, the last two poles took more time put on the tent. The tent has a tent and a rain cover. It took a long time to figure which way the cover went. We kept flipping it over and turning it around. The confusion is that the tent has two doors and the cover has one door. When we got it together, the door on the cover was not matched with either door on the tent. It is OK. We can still get into the tent, it just made it confusing putting it together. We had the cat in the tent for a while. She is not sure if she likes the tent. We will need a bigger tent. A four person tent will hold four people, but there is no room for any gear. We can look for a six or eight person tent. We had diner in the tent and set up the VCR outside of the tent to watch movies. We want to go camping as soon as it is warmer at night. The kids are excited about camping. We have the tent still set up in the living room. We will need to take it down on Sunday... since we have school the next day. We are not sure which campsite to try first.
Monday, April 15, 2013
Sunday, April 14, 2013
I called on tents from Craig's list today. We are going to see one tent on Friday. I am very excited. I also called two camp sites to get some information. When we go to look at the tent, am going to ask that it be set up for us so that we can see that all of the pieces are there. We are really excited about camping. We have started to talk about what activities we want to do while we are there, what food we should take...everyone is excited and is adding into the conversation. This has been a good way to pull us all together as a family. Hopefully the tent that we see on Friday will be a good choice for us. We want to wait until it is a little warmer before we go tenting, but we are having fun making plans.
Saturday, April 13, 2013
We had a fun Easter. The kids wanted to decorate eggs. I am never sure which holidays that they will want to be a part of, since they are older. We got some Easter egg die and all four of us colored eggs. William did one egg and said that he was done. The girls and I did the rest of them. The kids decorated the eggs, then with the left over paint, the girls decorated the newspaper on the table, then they said that they were going to decorate their hands...so I took the paint away.
Easter is my favorite holiday. It is when Jesus took all of our sins and washed us clean. I know that we are forgiven any time that we ask, but there is something special about someone coming forward for us. It is like the eggs being all cleaned and ready to take their new designs. Happy late Easter everyone.
Friday, April 12, 2013
We tried to put up the tent today. We would like to go tenting this year. We started to set it up in the living room. We are missing some of the support poles. We have been storing it in the garage. Some of the poles must have fallen out of the box. We used it a few years ago at a relatives house. It was a disappointment.