Sometimes life with teenage boys seems like it’s all picking up dirty socks (they’re everywhere!), turning off lights (practically a full time job around here) and pleading (please, please, please) for them to pick up after themselves.  Then there are days like today where it’s actually fun.  D and P have planned a mini neighbourhood campout in the backyard.

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I love how the boys completely ignored me when I came out with the camera while they were setting up.  Look at the girls though!  They’re ecstatic to be in the pics.

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This is no roughin’ it sort of campout.  There are solar powered lights between those fancy shmancy tents.  There’s a battery powered strobe light in the one P’s staying in.

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There’s a laptop so they can connect with all their Facebook friends.

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They’ve got cell phones and a digital camera out there too.

I tried to get them all to line up for a group photo.

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See how the girls tried to do something cutesy.  See how the guys didn’t.

This is my favourite pic.  I managed to convince them all to jump on the count of 3.

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They’re out there now playing glow stick tag, laughing and generally enjoying one of the last days of summer.  Fun fun!

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