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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Family Night

Sometimes being a parent is the perfect excuse for doing fun kids stuff.  I mean , yeah, we can all say we are just doing it for the kids, but who are we kidding.  We are all big kids ourselves.  This past weekend we had beautiful fall weather in New England , so my husband brought the fire pit on the deck and we had ourselves a campfire.  We grabbed some pizza and ate in by the fire.  Then afterwards it was time for some s'mores. 

We have taken my daughter camping before and she loves campfires, toasted marshmallows and s'mores.  The little guy is new to all this, but he loved watching the fire and we gave him a taste of toasted marshmallows and s'mores.  He was all over it. Couldn't get enough.

I always ate the s'mores when we went camping, but I was never really into them much.  I love chocolate and we used Hershey's milk chocolate bars, but the taste was never right.  Now I seemed to have figured out the problem...dark chocolate.  Oh my, what a difference it made.  The dark chocolate was a perfect match for the sticky marshmallows and crispy graham crackers.  I had to have more than just one.  They were eewy, gooey, chocolaty good.

Just look at this guy's face, doesn't he look happy?  We all had fun and enjoyed our evening.  My daughter had chocolate all over her face and clothes.  I found a lump of chocolate in the little one's hair.  And the deck was a sticky mess.  But hey, it was all about the fun.  These are the memories that I hope my children remember as they get older and hopefully share with their children.


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