Bonfire in the Middle of the Day!

We had so much fun today! When you have young kids with super early bedtimes you learn to plan activities that start late in the afternoon.  We have been wanting to get one more cookout in before the snow comes. So we thought hey, Why can’t we build a bonfire at 4:30 in the afternoon? And build a fire at 4:30 PM we did.

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We thought we were in trouble for a minute when we tried to get the fire started and all our wood was wet.  Not to worry, my manly eagle scout of a husband got that thing started in no time! We cooked up some nitrate filled hot dogs for dinner (I would really rather not eat hot dogs but Dax really wanted them so I allowed it this ONE time). At least the ketchup was organic!

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The kids did what all little boys do when they’re near dirt and water…they got DIRTY!! We also spent a good amount of time throwing rocks into the water. I will never understand why that activity is so fun for kids…but mine LOVE it.

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Just as the sun started going down we whipped out the good stuff!

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I ADORE s’mores and made sure to eat 2 of them!  I like to take my time and make sure the marshmallows are perfectly browned but not burnt. I give the burnt ones to Kelly, he likes them that way. We usually bring some Starburst to roast as well but we didn’t have any this time. The Starburst are great if you roast them and then let them cool for 5-10 minutes.  The outside will be crunchy and the inside is warm and gooey.  So good! I tried to roast our Sour Patch Kids but they were not good.

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We made sure to get a few family photos before the kids got cranky.

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Dax started asking to go home just before the sun went down.  We packed up and made sure to put our fire out. Smokey the bear would be so proud of us!

We were home by 7:15 and the boys got bathes and went straight to bed.


Do you like your marshmallows browned or burnt?

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