Tuesday, July 14, 2009

The Big Tent

Six years ago, shortly after we got married, Brandon decided that he wanted to use some money we received as gifts from our wedding to buy a tent. He didn't want just any tent, but he decided to buy a huge six man tent.

We have used the tent a few times in the past and have always had a great time. Last night, we decided that for Family Home Evening, we would set up the tent, have treats and watch a movie. The tent is huge and could not be set up completely in the living room.

The kids were so excited when Brandon stared to set up the tent; giggling and laughing with excitement. Brandon told them that if they could be good, they could all sleep in the tent after the movie. The kids were thrilled to go and get their sleeping bags and set them up in the tent for the movie.We watched The Tale of Despereaux while we had a few snacks. Brandon and I even climbed in the tent to watch the movie. They were excited to go to bed last night because they couldn't wait to sleep in the tent. It was such a great night. I love when we are able to do fun things as a family.

7 comments:

Jill Revell said...

That is SO fun! I love how excited your kids were to go to sleep.

THE LEWIS' said...

this is so cute. what good parents you two are. Hope all is well.

Gurr Family said...

That is a great idea. I might have to do that with my kids. Your kids are so adorable.

steph and brent said...

That reminds me of when my siblings and I would make "forts" to watch General Conference. You're so creative to bring the tent INSIDE. You guys have so much fun together.

Hillary said...

What a fun family activity! You guys are great!

Bonnie said...

So Fun! I love it! What a fun family night!

The Larson Family said...

We did that a while ago and it was so fun. It looks like you guys had a great time too!