Some very chilly adventures for sure!!! Dave and Kate joined us for the fun. David is absolutely the funnest man I know and his sweet little side-kick, Kate is just icing on the cake!! Wow!!! What a party!!! First Joshua opened his presents, he got a sleeping bag, a Lego and has a real bow on order from Bass Pro. Next we played a game, we went on a "Bear Hunt." Elijah, the bear stayed outside, the rest of us went in while he left his "droppings/oyster crackers" for a trail. He called when he was in his "den." He left a great trail, intricate and caused us to be on the alert. We wound here and there and as we got close to his den, the bear took off and we sought to kill him with tennis balls, the chase lasted for a bit and finally Andrew gave the deadly throw and killed the bear!!! That Bear Hunt made us all hungry as bears!! We had "Campers in Sleeping Bags/ Hot Dogs," Beary Scarey Chips, Campfire Chili, and Bug Juice!! After we filled our belly's, there were the options of several desserts. Of course Smores, Campground Cedar Trees/ (marshmallow cornflake trees) Starry Night Sugar Cookies, and then the Camp Out Cake along with warm coffee as we snuggled by the campfire!! The younger children had fun with flashlights, lightsticks and I made knapsacks on sticks with Trail Mix in it. Later we played another sit around the fire game, you say your going on a Campout and I am taking and then you say an item starting with the letter a and then the next one proceeds with the next letter also remembering the previous item. I actually won that one!! It seems our parties always digress to utter craziness, I do not think I have laughed so hard in my life and even Micah said, "mom has not laughed like that since I was born!!" That statement was rather funny too!! We had a great time, what a unspeakable joy that we have......family and friends!!! enjoy the pictures, they are crazy!!!!!