We celebrated being Australia this Australia Day. Did you? What did you get up to?
We kinda celebrated the night before if I'm honest about it.
The kids really want to go camping. But we are a bit under prepared. Our tent, won't fit all five of us in, it was a pre-kids tent, if you know what I mean. And at this time of the year trying to book a camp site for one night in a nice location, e.g. the beach is pretty much impossible and expensive.
So we opted for the next best thing.
We went camping Australia Day Eve, in the backyard. We pitched our tent, Rod set up the camp fire, the kids pulled out their camping chairs and we relaxed.
OK so we did still manage to have the modern day necessities, we had our radio playing through our outdoor speakers which provided a little bit of atmosphere, but we did spend the evening sitting around the camp fire enjoying each others company.
We opted to put the little fella to be in his own room (mostly because we don't have room for him in the tent, but partly because he's not going to remember anyway).
The kids toasted marshmallows
The kids also had some fun with sparklers
I tried to play with my camera taking night photos. (I'm a professional photographer wanna be, but am a looong way off the mark!)
And around 11ish, we put water on the fire, turned the lights out and crawled into our sleeping bags in the tent.
Our kids already have camping beds, this allows us to go places without having to expect people to have to provide them with a bed, they BYO. And we pulled out the old trusty blow up.
Zander woke at about 6.30 so Rod went and got him and he did have a bit more sleep, wedged in the middle!
It was relaxing and it was fun. The kids had the best time. I highly recommend this as a great family activity. It's a bit of a staycation in a sense.
I did a quick tidy up before we got underway that evening so the next day when we got up and wandered into the house it was nice and tidy and refreshing.
Now it's up to you. What have you been doing to create a Sentimental Summer? Did you do anything exciting for Australia Day? On the day, or perhaps like us you celebrated the night before?
Link up your post below, all we want you to do is include a photo of yourself in the post because all too often we forget to get in front of the camera. Come on you do it!