Once a week we have a campfire in our front yard with our neighbors and anyone else who stops by. We make s'mores and serve up hot apple cider and maybe a few beers. It's the perfect way to relax after a long day. (If you live in the area and want to join us, just ask me for details -- we'd love to have you stop by!)
Not surprisingly, this is our children's favorite night of the week. They look forward to it for days, and often write up personalized invitations that they pass around the neighborhood to make sure their friends have not forgotten. They also like to help set out the food and drinks, put out camp chairs, and get the firewood ready.
This week, I walked into the boys' room to find this little scene. Lucas had been reading in his room and had this bright idea that he could reach more branches on the dead bush outside his window from inside the house. And of course he wasn't concerned with how many sticks, leaves, and little pieces of bark would be in his bed next time he needed it. He was just excited that he'd hit the jackpot on kindling!
What is that saying?...oh yes, 'boys will be boys!' Well, I thank God our kiddos are all so different from each other. It sure keeps life interesting.