Monday, October 17, 2011

Tent Camping, Bulldogs, and Football

Twelve hours is probably the cap on the amount of time that I ever want to spend camping in a tent....and that is exactly what we did this weekend. After deciding {very last minute} to take the Henry and Grant to a Mississippi State football game, I got busy trying to find a hotel room. The only problem was that  there was NOTHING available within 100 miles of Starkville! Lucky for us, my grandparents were staying in their motor home at a campground about 30 minutes south of MS State....so we loaded up our tent and sleeping bags and headed out for a night of tent camping.
 We didn't get to the campground until almost 9 pm Friday night, so I don't have any pictures of the tent going up...but here are few of the boys helping Jason disassemble the tent the next morning:) We had a pretty good night in the tent, but I'm definitely bringing an air mattress if we ever tent camp again!


 After the tent and sleeping bags were loaded up and we had said our goodbyes {and thanks you for the free place to sleep} to my grandparents, we headed to see the Bulldogs. Henry and Grant got their picture taken with a statue of a bulldog...
 ...and a real one too!
 After our walking tour {aka we parked so far from the football field that we saw half the campus on the way to the stadium} of the campus, the boys got to play on some inflatable for a while and get their faces painted.
 Then we headed to our seats {decked out in maroon} to cheer on the MS State Bulldogs. The Bulldogs ended up losing in the last few minutes of the game 14-12...but it was a great game and the boys had a really great time!
We're hoping {okay mostly me because I don't want to sleep in a tent again any time soon} that our Airstream will be ready for football season next year, and maybe Eli will be old enough to join us for the game too:)
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16 comments:

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

You are the coolest mom ever! The last time I camped was with the Girl Scouts (maybe 4th or 5th grade), and I vowed I'd never do it again. Kudos to you for roughing it in a tent so your boys could have a fun weekend!!

Kelli said...

I agree with Amanda...coolest mom ever!!! You guys are such troopers. Glad that camping went OK (and that you picked up a few tips for next time) and that you had fun at the game. Here's to next year!!

CM said...

Yay, how fun! What an awesome family tradition!

Darcie said...

awww...love seeing your pretty face in a picture again! Ditto to the comments above...cool award...on it's way. ;-) Glad you had a fun game, and the weather looked lovely for it.

He & Me + 3 said...

Love all that burgundy. What a fun day for you all. I agree with you on the camping thing. I would much rather camp in a camper.

Alicia said...

How fun (for them)! LOL! I totally know where you're coming from. Sleeping in a tent would be my very last choice! But, you all look so cute! I love how you're all matching!

Stacy @ She's {kinda} Crafty said...

12 hours is about 11.5 hours longer than I want to camp in a tent! Love the team spirit though. Dan Mullen is going to come through for you guys, he is a brilliant coach and I am sad that he left the Gators!

Miller Racing Family said...

Looks like a blast! I love the bulldog photos. The family photo is so cute. You spent your weekend with football and we were with race cars. Needless to say I bet we all need a little rest.
Have a great day!

Lexie Loo, Little Lily, and Dylan Too! said...

It looks like everybody had a great time! I'm glad the tent wasn't too bad! I'm sure the boys thought it was awesome!

Donna said...

Looks like y'all had a great time. As a Gamecock I have to say....... the Bulldogs should have had the win!

Jenilee said...

looks like a lot of fun! tent camping isn't my fav either. but hubs loves it!

Shelby said...

Wow, you are one brave mamma :) The only way I "rough it" is in a camper, looks like lots of fun!! I decided to decorate my window boxes this weekend--you should check them out--they are "spoooooky"---
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I just love your blog!!

Foursons said...

Grant is looking exhausted in all the pictures, poor thing. Pack an air mattress for him too. :)

Looks like a fun weekend though!

carissa said...

what a cute family! haha... only 12 hours in a tent?! i haven't been camping with our kids yet, so i'll probably feel the same way afterwards.

Dee said...

Yall are always doing something fun!

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

We leave our poor little one out of things too sometimes because he's just too little yet. their time will come. The picture of all of you guys showing your team spirit is just great!

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