It was a picture perfect spring evening last night. There was a slight breeze and the temperature was mild as the sun was setting. We were sitting outside lamenting with our neighbors about how it would be the perfect evening to have a bonfire.
About a month ago, our neighbors friend/daycare provider bought the house across the street and her backyard has a fire pit. We decided to pack up the kids, ingredients for s'mores, wood, matches, and blankets and surprise our new neighbor by inviting ourselves over for a bonfire. Of course if Pat and Val didn't know Joan so well we would never have done it! I think Joan (a recent widow) was grateful for the company and distraction as last night was her first night in her new house alone.
We got to enjoy a fun part of camping without having to sleep in a tent. The kids had a blast roasting marshmallows and sitting by the fire. What a fun way to spend the evening!
Thank you Joan for letting us invade your backyard last night and disrupt your quiet evening!
Morgan - the poser (not sure where this comes from)
working on some marshmallows
Landon relaxing by the fire eating his s'more
Mauryn eating some marshmallows
Lance enjoying his s'more