Sunday, September 23, 2007

The New Tent

Tents are cool. We make tents all the time around our home. About a year ago we received a great find from the thrift store, a nice set of queen size sheets, otherwise known as tent lumber. The sheets have been used to build homes, space ships, pirate ships, school buses, castles and just about anything else. We are all about tents and now we have a REAL tent that was a gift from Grandma and Grandpa for Nathaniel's 5th Birthday. The Cabela Trekker Classic Dome Tent was on back order when we placed the order before his birthday, so we celebrate now. We told the kids if they cleaned up their toys then we could then pull out the "surprise". The word 'surprise' is one of the most powerful words in a child's vocabulary. The house was clean in a matter of minutes. The video above shows the process of opening, constructing and finally sleeping in the tent. It was a great time for our kids. They were so excited they did not fall asleep until 10:30 which is 3 hours later than normal. Here are some of the pictures:

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