My mom, great-grandma to Liam (but he just calls her Grandma), bought Liam this great tent. When I told him we were going to set up a tent, a bit dubiously (for he was a little crabby) he said, "What's a tent?" I explained to him that it was like a little house made out of fabric. "What's favric?" he said.
After I showed him what to do, he really got into it.
He was very proud of his accomplishment.
We set it up in a nice shady spot with soft grass under it.
He couldn't wait to get inside and operate the zippers.
It looks vast inside.
After we got the tent all ready and tumbled around in it for a little while, I promised that we'd bring our lunch out and have a picnic inside the tent. But, first...we were going to build an obstacle course. "What's a ostbitcle course?"
First we gathered up bricks and laid them out to step on. Liam caught on to this pretty quick and when he saw chunks of wood that Jordan had left laying around, he quickly suggested that we could use those, too. So we did.
Then we set up a ramp to carefully walk up to the gazebo on. It was wobbly, but he didn't want me to steady it with my foot.
Then a giant leap off the other side of the gazebo
Then a crawl through the tunnel.
Which, apparently, was hilarious.
And, yes, I did the obstacle course, too. Several times. I even shimmied through the tunnel. Liam thought I needed help, so he took my arms and pulled.
After wearing ourselves out on the obstacle course, we had our lunch in the tent, which was pretty cool. I don't know why I didn't take pictures of that, but we threw some big pillows in there and lounged around and face timed Honey until it was time for Liam to go home. A little bit of nature, a little bit of technology.
Liam wanted to take some pictures with my camera through the tent screen. There were about ten pictures that looked pretty much like this.