I and my two oldest grandchildren hauled all of the bedding and pillows outdoors to the tent while Papa and the younger children sat around the campfire and told stories. My pretend fire ring has been part of the camp out for years and the children never tire of it.
Once all of the bedding was in place we once again discussed tent rules and our eight little rock star campers very anxiously climbed into their beds! There was a lot of excited chatter and it took a little time to get everyone quieted down.
We were packed into the tent. Ten of us in all! I stayed awake until everyone was asleep. Some conked right out right away and others were still a little too excited to sleep. After everyone was asleep I adjusted their bedding throughout the night to make sure they all stayed nice and warm.
Morning came quickly and early.
The campers were ready to get on with the fun
filled day we had planned!
Everyone woke up hungry and they were ready for the
chocolate chip pancake breakfast a full hour ahead of schedule!