At the beginning of July I asked the kids if they'd like to sleep on the trampoline one night. They enthusiastically replied "YES!!!!!" and then they asked me if I'd join them. Without really thinking I said I would. But that night...and for many nights after that...it rained. If it wasn't storming at bedtime, then we had chances of thunderstorms and at our altitude you don't mess around with lightning or the chance of lightning.
So we waited. And waited. And waited some more.
This week we finally had a night without rain or the chance of a storm in sight so we piled sleeping bags and blankets and pillows on the trampoline and spent the night under the stars.
We even talked John into joining us! He and Abbey were the last two sleepyheads to come inside.
We did this the night before Sarah's birthday, hence the reason we were all up super early that morning.
Things we didn't factor into our plans for a good night's sleep:
- Neighbors who think it's fun to set off firecrackers at 11:30pm on July 12.
- The nearby train. Wow. It's much louder than I've ever realized.
- Everyone rolls to the middle of the trampoline.
- And you feel every movement every person makes.
Still, it was fun. The stuff memories are made of. Deep, contented sigh.
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