Wednesday, October 22, 2014

It's The Little Things: Bonfires and S'mores

The weather this weekend couldn't have been better. It was the perfect balance of cool but not to cool.
It was finally ideal, perfect fall weather.

The girls had been outside playing in the yard for hours and it was the perfect night to finally get out the fire pit. The girls and I got busy loading up the wood and then we started it with our "secret weapon" Lucky you I am going to let the secret out. A couple years ago my friend Sarah showed me the easiest way to start a fire. It's quick, easy, works every time and doesn't' stink.

There you have it. Simply twist a paper towel, dip one end in the vegetable oil and light the other end on fire.

Like I said, it works every time.

Sunset, fire and my girls. It really doesn't get much better than this. 

They oh so patiently waited for the fire to get going so we could make s'mores. 
What would be the point of having a fire if we didn't have s'mores. 

Well, I say patiently. Emily kept licking her piece of chocolate. 

Finally we were able to toast the marshmallows. 

After s'mores and some trampoline jumping in the dark we headed in for baths and bed time. 

I would spend every evening like this if we could. I love being outside around the fire as a family.

This was the perfect start to our weekend.

What would be your perfect fall evening with the family?

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  1. ahhh that's the stuff! I love fire pits, and toasted marshmallows. Can't have one without the other =) Since we don't have a fire pit, I roast my mallows on the stove - tis gas.

  2. Ok. We have a fire pit but rarely use it!! We need to more!

  3. I'm not going to tell my husband your secret & just tell him I got it covered! He will be so impressed! lol!

  4. I love all of this! Such a fun fall night! I also love that Emily is outside barefoot even though she's wearing a sweatshirt! And I agree waiting for smores is so hard!

  5. What a perfect fall evening :) I just realized I haven't had a single s'more this year... That's gonna have to be remedied when we go camping next month!

  6. Smores are my favorite.. love them and especially on a Fall night. My only wish is that I could enjoy them... it's still mid 80s here in Texas. Gag!

    1. There is something about fall and the cool weather that makes them taste better isn't there?! Hopefully you get some cooler weather soon friend!

  7. What a fun Fall treat! Like Stephanie said...still hot hear! Can't wait for some cooler weather!

  8. Fall S'mores are the BEST kind! We've made s'mores a few times this year, but there's just something so delicious about s'mores when there's a chill in the air!

    Also, let's talk about your backyard… I'm basically in love with it.