The kids are camping in Langanland!
Our yard is about the size of a postage stamp and thus is not big enough to accommodate our tent (which is not very big at all). This means that when we camp, we camp INSIDE the house. (Not to mention all the rain we've had would make outdoor camping pretty miserable).
So we got this great idea last night: allow the kids to "camp" in the playroom to celebrate the end of school. But first we told them that they had to clean-up the playroom (yay!) Another benefit? It's new and exciting and has helped to keep them occupied for the last 24 hours. Lots of rain + no outside play = extremely energetic children.
I apologize for the poor quality of the picture. One of the kids messed with the settings on the camera and I can't figure out how to get it to stop blurring. (It's not like I have a lot of time on my hands to sit around and test all the settings.)
I'm including this picture because it shows Emma darting out of the tent. Of course it is new and fun for her too and wherever the kids play is where Emma spends her time. She was all cuddled up in the tent with them but came darting out when she realized I was taking photos and talking to the kids.
In fact, Emma got SO engrossed in simulated camping that she decided to pee in the tent, as if she were outdoors. Yep, that's right. We were all upstairs brushing teeth and Emma went into the tent and (fortunately) peed on a sleeping bag (rather than on the tent itself).