Summer Campout with FabKids
Last week we packed our bags and headed to the mountains. My brother leads camping trips and asked us to watch his campsite for a night. We were thrilled to do it.
I dressed the boys in our favorite FabKids outfits and we hit the road. I’m sure it seems crazy to take a 4 year old, 2 year old, and 6 month old baby camping, but we love adventure and didn’t let their ages stop us. And miraculously, even though we forgot the ketchup for our hotdog dinner, it went so well. It could have been so bad!
Our drive up the mountain into Cherokee National Forest was amazing. We pulled over several times, and as we looked out over the mountains the beauty almost took my breath away. If we didn’t look down at our feet it felt like we were in the sky.
On our trip we found fun maps which lead to much pretending. Warding off fierce dragons and traveling through the misty mountains was a must.
Once we made it to the campsite, we discovered that we would be sleeping in an amazing tipi! Since I was a little kid I’ve wanted to sleep in one so I was probably just as excited as the little boys were.
At the campsite we had so much fun singing around the fire, roasting marshmallows, playing in the creek, and drinking hot chocolate.
Around 9p.m. it was getting dark and we went in the tent to go to bed. That is the first time I realized how very scary a camping trip with little kids could be. I thought to myself there are five people awake in this tent right now, and I am hoping that all five of these people will go to sleep. Babies are unpredictable and you can’t really force anyone to sleep- hence the scary feelings. I tucked everyone in and turned down the lantern in good faith. And a miracle happened everyone immediately went to sleep and slept until 6a.m. the next day. The baby never cried and the kids weren’t bothered by their new surroundings. This of course inspired thoughts like, “Let’s go camping for a week!” But don’t worry I’ve taken all those thoughts captive.
My brother told us that a waterfall was nearby so we decided to try to find it. We asked a random stranger for directions and she told us to “follow the river” and that we couldn’t miss it. After 37,342 hours of just following the river we finally found the waterfall. And it was totally worth it! Being lost in the wilderness for hours was really fun especially once we saw the falls.
Here are a few fun facts about FabKids:
•FabKids is JustFab’s newest fashion club, started by a team of parents including mom and actress Christina Applegate.
•FabKids is a convenient way for busy parents to shop. It’s an outfit club — so parents get monthly selections of super affordable, high-quality fashions personalized for their kids.
•Every outfit includes 2 pieces for just $29.95– so you can get a fabulous dress, paired with leggings, or a top and a bottom.
•FabKids is currently available in sizes 2-12.
•FabKids provides you with many choices on how you want to shop. That means, you will be able to purchase outfits as is, or create your own outfits by shopping individual styles at VIP prices, which are always 30% off retail prices.
•Shipping will be free on all orders over $49.95. If your order total is less than $49.95, you will be charged a flat rate shipping fee of $4.95.
• Outfits come in adorable pink boxes if your child is a girl and blue boxes if they are a boy.