Thursday, May 1, 2008

Backyard Campfire

Austin has been asking to do this for so long! We finally had a day where Eric and I had a day off together and the weather was good. This was on a day that it was a bit cooler out....which made the campfire even nicer. Austin had built this fire pit with his friend Kyle. He waited at least two months before we finally were able to build a fire in it. We didn't think we were going to be able to get a fire going, but it actually worked quite well. We had a nozzle gun hose right nearby in case the fire got out of control. It was actually quite the opposite. We had to keep adding pine straw to keep it from burning out. Once we got it going....we roasted the hot dogs. We even made s'mores and roasted marshmallows. The food tasted really good! It made us realize how much we have missed having a grill. Austin had a great day! I'm happy that we were finally able to do this with Austin. Wes enjoyed everything too. He was a little worried about the fire. But, that's a healthy fear! This was a really enjoyable day.