Tent Camping With Toddlers


Since we took our camping trip in June, I have gotten lots of comments from friends about how brave we were to attempt tent camping with three kids four and under - and one on the way!

Honestly, I'm not sure whether the comments make me feel like supermom or make me wonder if we really were a little crazy - but in the end, it wasn't too difficult.  We had a great time, and it doesn't take much to make a camping vacation a success with toddlers.  Still, I wanted to share a few tips for those of you who might feel a bit intimidated by getting out into the Great Outdoors with your munchkins!  These are the things we found made our trip go more smoothly.

Pack clothes in baggies.

I don't remember who first told me to do this (I feel like it was Natalie), but it is pretty much genius for camping with toddlers.  You can pack each outfit in a separate baggie, so all you have to do in the morning is grab a clothes bag for each kid.  The baggies also help keep clothes clean and dry until your kids get a chance to wear them.

Get off the ground.

I camp in a tent, but that does not mean I sleep on the ground.  I don't imagine toddlers would like sleeping on the ground much either.  Air mattresses are a must for me, and my mom loans us a couple toddler cots for our four year old and two year old.  Camping in a tent is enough of a change for small children without also dealing with the hard ground.

Bring water-resistant toys.

I wouldn't recommend bringing any treasured or special toys because of the chances of them getting lost or ruined. For our camping trip this summer, we brought rubber bouncy balls, bubbles, and a couple metal cars.  The kids actually didn't need too many toys to play with because nature provides plenty of entertainment, but I think it was a little comforting to have a few familiar items with them too.

Expect them to get dirty (and camp somewhere where there is a pool).

The first time we went camping with kids, we had a two year old and a 6 month old, and I don't remember the dirt being that bad.  This year, all the kids got filthy dirty every day.  Maybe just because they are all bigger now and more active?  Regardless, I've learned that you just have to be okay with some dirt when tent camping.  It's a bonus if you are camping somewhere with a pool, because swimming can double as a bath for the kids.

Make bedtime special.

It can get a little nerve-wracking for young kids when it starts to get dark and the only light sources are flashlights.  We found it helpful to get the kids in their pajamas while it was still light outside.  Then we put them all on their beds and let them watch a movie on my laptop before bed.  The kids thought our "movie sleepovers" were so fun!  After the kids' movie was over, Derek and I would watch another (kid-and-adult-friendly) movie, and by the time we were ready to turn out the flashlights, the kids were fast asleep.  I think it was comforting to them to have us all in the tent together.  By the end of the week they were used to our space, so Derek and I were able to put them to bed and enjoy a little mini-date in front of the campfire.

Be easygoing.

Things often don't go exactly as planned when you are camping (or on any vacation, for that matter).  I think it's best to keep it light, laugh at the mistakes you might have made, and just keep it fun!

Don't forget the hot dogs and s'mores!

Need I say more?  It's pretty adorable to watch preschoolers get so excited about something as simple as a roasted marshmallow.  Come prepared for campfire fun, and make some memories!

Have you been camping with toddlers?  What were some things that you were glad you did, or things you wish would have gone better?


Continuing the same theme, check out my post on Tommy Nelson today about road trips with young children!  I'd love it if you'd hop over there and tell me your road trip tips as well!

Linking up with Mama Moments Monday, Mommy Moments, Modest Monday, and Monday Musings.


"Noodles And Doodles" At-Home Date Night

Derek and I don't go on dates very often.  I know there is that whole "Go on a date night every week!" campaign, and while I like the idea, it's only a dream for us (at least right now).  When you live in a rural area, have three young kids, and are slightly paranoid about who you allow to watch your children, there is only so much you can do.

Since we don't go out all the time, I think it's fun to change up our evening routine and do an at-home date every now and then!  I recently got these Laugh Out Loud Pocket Doodles books (by Rob Elliott in the mail, one for boys and one for girls, so we decided to do a date night surrounding doodling. 

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Of course if we are going to do doodles, we need to eat noodles.  We ended up titling this date our "Doodle Noodle Date Night Delight" (because we like rhyming like that).

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I was contemplating making an elaborate pasts dinner, but for the sake of ease we just ended up having our old stand-by, spaghetti, with side salads.  We put the kids to bed, and decided to eat on the porch and enjoy the late evening air.  It was lovely!

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We flipped through our books while we ate, and I tried to decide which doodle to do.  I decided on a page where I was supposed to draw an alien.  If your alien doodles look weird no one will be able to tell, am I right?

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We also added a little color to our doodles, just for fun.

Derek picked this picture of an angry boar, and I have to say, I was so impressed with his doodle!  It looks like the book just came that way and he colored it, but he drew the entire body.

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These little books were meant for kids, but Derek and I had a lot of fun with them! Each page includes a doodling prompt, with part of the doodle drawn and the rest left to your imagination.  There are also jokes to go along with each page, which I think kids would find really fun!  Sheesh, Derek and I found them fun.  The joke for my page was  "Q. What did the alien say to the flower bed? A. Take me to your weeder."  Ha!

"Noodles And Doodles" At-Home Date Idea | Through Clouded Glass

I had seen books like these before, but I wasn't crazy about some of the drawing prompts that were included (involving witches, ghosts, etc.), so I was so excited to see these books were produced by Revel, a Christian publisher.  I have flipped through the books a couple times, and the one for girls has one prompt with a fairy, and one with a monster/fairy godmother, and the one for boys has a page with a skeleton.  Those were the most iffy pages I found, most of the pages involve funny animals and situations.  I feel more comfortable letting my kids use these books when they get bigger than any other doodle books I've seen.

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I would probably recommend these books for kids at least 7 and up, and maybe just take out the iffy pages if your younger kids would be bothered by them.  I think kids who are in upper elementary would have the most fun with these!  I am planning on hanging on to them until the kids get bigger - they would be great for road trips!  At least if Derek and I don't fill them up by then...

We had a lot of fun eating dinner and laughing about our doodles, and we decided we will most definitely be doing this date again!  Who says doodle books are just for kids?

You can check out these books here!

Laugh Out Loud Pocket Doodles For Girls
Laugh Out Loud Pocket Doodles For Boys

Do you do a weekly date night?  Have you done an at-home date?  I'd love to hear about it!

"Noodles And Doodles" At-Home Date Idea | Through Clouded Glass
Note: I received copies of both of these books for free from the publisher in exchange for this review. This is my honest opinion!


Patriotic Fudge Recipe (+ Printable)

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Fourth of July is coming up this weekend!  And even during these times when I feel like the country is going in the wrong direction, it is still one of my favorite holidays.  Two hundred and thirty-nine years ago, some brilliant men constructed a form of government founded on biblical principles and the idea that all men had a right to be free from tyranny.  That is still worth celebrating.

Last weekend, I attempted to make some patriotic fudge.  I made it once a couple years ago, and it was pretty and yummy, so I wanted to attempt it again so I could share the recipe.

I have to admit, the fudge was almost an epic fail!  I am honestly not quite sure what was going wrong, but I had to jump through some hoops to make sure it was going to set up.  But when it finally did, it was delicious.  I might have just added a bit more food coloring to make it more vibrant.

To make the fudge I tweaked this recipe by changing up the quantities and add-ins.  The following recipe for Patriotic Fudge is the result. 

Patriotic (White Chocolate) Fudge

3 cups white sugar
1 cup whole milk
3/4 cup butter
1 tsp vanilla flavoring (or whatever flavor you like)
11 oz. bag of white chocolate chips 
Red and Blue food coloring

1. Prepare am 8x8 baking pan by lining with tin foil and greasing with non-stick spray. Add 4-5 drop of blue food coloring to the lined pan.  

2. Mix together the sugar, milk, and butter into a heavy saucepan.  Bring to a rolling boil, and boil for five minutes.

3. Remove fudge from heat and add the flavoring.  Slowly mix in the white chocolate chips. Fudge is unpredictable, so if the fudge seems to be thick enough to set up with just this stage, stop here and proceed to step 5.

4. Return fudge to burner, and boil until mixture reaches a soft ball stage (ie. a little of the fudge mixture dropped into cold water will be firm enough to form a soft ball with your fingers).  Remove from heat and whip with a wooden spoon.  The fudge mixture may still seem fairly thin at this point.  Don't panic!

5.  Add 1/3 fudge mixture to the prepared baking pan, and carefully mix the fudge with the blue food coloring (careful not to tear the tin foil).  

6. Add 1/3 of the remaining (white) fudge mixture to the tin foiled pan.  You can swirl it around a little bit over the top of the blue fudge.

7. Add red food coloring to the fudge remaining in the saucepan and mix.  Add the red fudge on top of the tin foiled pan, swirling the red fudge over the top of the other layers.  My fudge mixture was thin enough that I could tell the fudge would have a marbled effect when it set, so I didn't mess with it.  If your fudge is thicker and doesn't seem to be blending very well, you can always carefully cut through the mixture with a butter knife to give prettier swirls (don't over mix).

8.  If your fudge turns out thicker, you can be done and serve!  But if it's like mine and seems really thin, it's to be expected.  Say it with me: fudge is unpredictable.  Put it in the fridge for an hour, and it will firm up!

9.  When  the fudge is set, take the fudge out of the fridge and remove the tin foil.  Cut into squares and serve!

There you go!  If you are new to making fudge, I would just say not to let it intimidate you.  I have been making tons of different fudge recipes for years, and you never get it prefect every time (as evidenced by the fact that I almost ruined this batch).  You eventually learn to save it, but it takes practice!  Luckily even the mess-ups are pretty yummy.

In the spirit of patriotism, I also have a 4th of July printable going out to those of you who subscribe to my newsletter!  And if you don't - why not?  Sign up any time between now and Saturday, and I'll make sure to send out my July newsletter to you with a link to this free printable!

What do you all have planned for the 4th?  We have no idea yet, except that it will involve fireworks in some way, shape, or form...


Is It All A Waste?


I sat in church this past Sunday, and all I felt was heavy.  My pastor was speaking about a story in 1 Kings 22, about an obscure prophet named Micaiah who took a stand against overwhelming pressure, and told King Ahab the truth.  Even when he didn't want to hear it.

I hate writing these words that I know no one really wants to hear.  Goodness knows much (and probably too much in some cases) has been said about the ruling last Friday.  But the thing that kept coming to mind as I sat listening to a sermon about Micaiah was an article I read by a Christian who said that the efforts of the church to stand up for what we believe God says about right and wrong were wasted.  

As was pointed out to me, the author didn't specifically use the word "wasted".  But the idea that was conveyed was that all the money spent trying to prevent the normalization of sin that we see happening now could have been better spent on humanitarian efforts, helping the sick and poor.

While I can appreciate his zeal to reach those in need (and I agree we should certainly be giving to those causes) what people need even more than having physical needs met is the Gospel (and I noticed a call to spread the Gospel to those in need, along with physical help, was conspicously absent from the article).  It is true that there are many who are in desperate physical need around the world, but I cannot agree that the efforts and money given to standing for biblical principles are all for naught.

Many people argue that the Gospel is about love.  That is true, and indeed we are able to be saved because of the love of God.  It is also His love for the world working in our hearts that motivates us to minister to those in need and go to the ends of the earth (including our own backyard) to share with people that we can be saved.

But therein lies the other side of the coin.  Saved from what exactly?

In our own "backyard" of America today, there is a massive effort to ostracize people who claim to know what is right and wrong.  "Judge not!" people cry, indignant that anyone would dare tell someone else how they should be living their lives.  It's gotten to the point where many are hesitant to make any moral judgements at all, even about something as horrific as mutilating another human being.

But there is such a thing as right and wrong.  There is such a thing as objective truth.  And these things are not based on any humans feelings, but on what God says in His Word.  He is the source of truth, and we cannot claim that right and wrong does not exist because God says that it does.  He makes it clear that He will judge our actions and hold us accountable for the actions that are wrong, whether we will acknowledge that they are wrong or not.

This isn't even about the one sin that everyone is talking about after last Friday.  We all have our own sins that we struggle with, and each one is enough to condemn us to an eternity in hell.  I think it is a mistake to forget that.  The thing that I find disturbing about all this is the larger movement in American culture to abolish the idea of sin at all. 

We cannot only care for physical needs and ignore spiritual needs.  We cannot say we want to proclaim the Gospel to the lost and not include both sides of the coin.  Jesus loved us enough to die to save us.  From what?  From our sin.  From sin that separates us from God and places us under His judgement.  

When our culture gets to the point where we are hesitant to define sin, we are in a dangerous place.  If there is no right and wrong, if there is no sin, there is no Gospel message.  

If we are going to fully reach the needy around the world, we need to address their physical needs, and their need for Jesus to save them from their sin.  If unbelievers in the modern American culture are going to recognize that they need Jesus, we need to start with speaking the truth in love and explaining why

If we want to show love to others, we will not blur the lines by implying that there is no truth.  If we want to show love, we can't ignore right and wrong because someone might not want to hear it. If we want to show love, we can't act like no right and wrong exists to avoid offending people.  We are not showing love when we only talk about God's love and ignore sin, because people need to see the full picture to be saved.

If you have read the story of Micaiah, you know that his stand as the lone person telling the truth made no difference.  King Ahab did what he wanted to do anyway, and King Ahab suffered the consequences.  So were the words of Micaiah a waste, just because they brought about no visible results?  No, because Micaiah did what God told him to do.  He stood for truth, even when no one wanted to hear it.  

For those Christians who attempt to stop the "normalization of sin" in our culture?  I can't accept that it makes no difference, or that their efforts should have been spent elsewhere.  Without an idea of right and wrong, there is no reason for people to need Jesus. Without our sin, there was no reason for Jesus to die to pay for it.  Understanding the Gospel starts with understanding our sin.  

The truth of the Gospel, of Jesus saving us from our sin, is what will ultimately set people free - but no one will know the truth if we won't love the lost enough to be willing to speak it.  


Camping Vacation - Successes and Fails

I am finally getting around to sharing about our vacation! I mentioned a few weeks ago that we were going to spend a week camping in South Dakota.  Overall, we had a really nice time! The kids loved sleeping in a tent and running around outside, getting dirty. I love waking up to the sun shining through our tent.  Though, for half of our vacation it was not sunny when we woke up, so that I did not love.  But we decided to escape the rain the last day and spend some time in Wyoming, which made me love it again!

Overall, there were a few things I think we did right, and a few things I would do better.


What We Should Have Done Better

1. We didn't have to make reservations for the whole week.  The campground we stayed at was alright (and there were friendly bunnies running around that the kids loved to chase).  But the owner's attitude toward the patrons could have been better, and there were some other campgrounds that I think we would have liked more for other reasons too (better playground, for example).

Unfortunately, we had made reservations for the whole week, so we were stuck where we were.  We figured out that for tent camping, you really don't need reservations at campgrounds.  There are always spots available, and there is usually another campground someplace if worse comes to worse.

2. We should have stopped when we had a chance.  We were thinking we would arrive in South Dakota with plenty of time to make a Walmart run, since we forgot our pillows - but then we arrived at 9:30 PM and spent the first night with no pillows, and now batteries to blow u our air mattress (which is a necessity to me, especially at 6 months pregnant).  We made it work, but we definitely should have stopped at the first available place instead of waiting!

3. We should have checked road conditions before we left.  We didn't realize until it was too late that the route we were trying to take was closed!  And not temporarily, but indefinitely.  We ended up having to take a big detour, which is why we arrived 3 hours later than we thought we would.

4. We should have researched a bit more.  We decided to just play this vacation by ear, which made for less stress up front, but it also might have led to a bit more disappointment.

For example, we decided to try a tour of a mine where you just walk in - I thought the kids would be okay with it, but our tour guide...let's just say he shouldn't be a tour guide.  Then the mine narrowed, which the kids wouldn't tolerate, so we left the tour early.  I don't know if research would have remedied this, but it might have.  We did some "gemstone mining" after leaving the tour, which redeemed the activity a little bit, at least for the kids...

We also didn't know how much all the fees would be for the state parks - $15 for the Badlands! We may not have gone there had we known, since Derek and I are still trying to figure out what is so special about the Badlands (but then we would have missed out on Wall Drug, so maybe it was still worth it).  The Badlands, that is a place that desperately needs a (good) tour guide, so we know what we're looking at.

What We Did Right

1. We packed a lot of food.  We didn't even have to eat out much because of all the food I packed.  And let's face it, good food makes everything more fun.  The campfire was one of the best things we did, and the kids loved their s'mores (Clyde even got his first roasted marshmallow).

2. We had a campground reservation the first night.  This was a lifesaver, because on the way out we figured out that the route we were planning to take was closed!  We thought it was just a temporary closure, but when we got to the town we realized no, this was not temporary.  So we had to take a long detour through Nebraska, and we ended up not even getting to the campground until 9:30 at night.

Thankfully we had reservations for that first night, and the campground had an after-hours check in!  I don't know what we would have done if we hadn't reserved the first night, because all the campgrounds were closed by the time we got there.

3. We spent a day doing nothing.  Our first day in South Dakota, we planned . . . nothing.  We woke up and decided to go to Walmart in Rapid City for some ice, then we grabbed some breakfast and saw signs for a free Air and Space museum.  We made our way over there and checked it out, and it was a hit! Probably one of the more fun things we did while we were there.

After the museum, we made our way back to our camp, ate lunch, took a nap, had an early campfire, and watched a movie in our tent before bed.  It was so nice to have a day with nothing on the agenda, just goofing off (and we wouldn't have discovered the Air and Space museum otherwise, and the kids had more time to chase bunnies).  Isn't that what vacation is for anyway, to goof off and relax?

4. We had a detailed budget.  We actually planned out each section of our vacation budget this time - how much we planned to spend on food, activities, souvenirs, etc.  We've never really done that before, but it is so much easier to keep track of what we are spending when we have a specific amount for specific things.  And we didn't go over our budget at all, as we so often do on vacation!  I think we will be more specific in our budget plans again the next time.

5. We knew when to cut our losses and bail.  The first two days in South Dakota we had nice weather . . . and then it got cold and rained.  For the next 2.5 days.  We saw Mt. Rushmore (which Wyatt found very interesting), but only for about 5 minutes before a cloud covered those presidential faces.

Thankfully we had some indoor activities planned for the rainy days, such Reptile Gardens, which all the kids, and especially Wyatt, loved!

But by the third cold morning I was just done.  I didn't even bring a cute sweatshirt, because I thought we'd have good weather.  Note to self: always bring cute sweatshirts when camping.  Especially when you are pregnant and feel less glamorous to start with.

Anyway, we decided to make a couple more stops and then drive part of the way home that day.  It was a good decision, and probably our most fun day of vacation.  We stopped at the Flintstones Theme Park in Custer (so. much. fun.  I think this was the highlight of the whole trip, just because the kids loved it so much).

Then we went to Bear Country (also a hit), and ended up camping in Wyoming that night - at the best KOA I have ever been to!  At least it seemed that way because the contrast between the KOA and our other campground was stark.  But they had a bonfire by the river, within sight of our tent.  How fun is that?  And no one was using it!  Derek and I were going to sneak over there for a mini date after we got the kids to sleep (surely they would sleep, because we tired them out with swimming and everything), but it got windy and the kids wouldn't go to sleep.  So our plans to make out in the dark were spoiled. *wink*

It was just a really nice campground though, and I was so glad we were able to redeem the last day of vacation before the long drive home.  It ended on a high note!


Overall, it was a fun, adventurous vacation!  Maybe a bit dirty for having a half-term baby in your belly, but there is something so nice about watching campfire embers fading into the night, and waking up in the morning to birds chirping (or a child crawling onto the air mattress with you, as the case may be).  We are already making plans to buy a bigger tent that will sleep six (on air mattresses and cots, of course) for future years!


26 Weeks Baby #4 - Uncomfortable


I am 26 weeks pregnant now!  The last couple weeks Baby Girl has been developing hearing (she should be able to hear Derek talking now, as well as me), and she is probably starting to practice breathing movements!

I am feeling fairly good.  I have had more backaches (Derek is so sweet to give me massages whenever I need them, so that helps).  I also have a hard time digesting meat - if I have a hamburger or something, I usually get a stomach ache by the time evening rolls around.  I find this very odd.  I never had so many digestive issues with the other kiddos.  Carbs don't seem to cause a problem, so I tend to eat more noodles, fruits, and cookies lately (which I am sure is just dandy for my weight gain).

I have probably gained around 18 pounds so far, which is a little more than I'd like to see at this point in my pregnancy, but if I can hold steady for a couple weeks I'll feel like I'm back on track. I feel pretty good about my wight gain overall so far, but when I look at my belly I feel like it is huge!  I am having a hard time remembering how big I was with the other kids at this point.  I looked at this picture and I was pretty sure I am bigger this time around:

So I went ahead and looked up my pictures with the other three at 26 weeks, and I think I look smaller with the boys, but with Gwen I feel like I look huge at this point too - so maybe it's just a girl thing!  You can check out my other updates below if you are curious.  Tell me what you think!

In other news, I was almost convinced I had a blood clot in my leg a few days ago.  I have had one before, and because of it I am always on blood thinners postpartum.  My right calf started aching, and it felt just like a blood clot.  It's hard to know what to do in that situation - is it just a muscle cramp?  If it is I should rub it out.  But what if it's a blood clot?  Then rubbing it could knock the clot loose, which is not good!  In the end I left it alone and it felt better after a couple days, so I'm assuming it was just a muscle pull or something.

I also have been getting a lot more Braxton Hicks contractions than i ever remember having before - one of them even hurt the other day, and I have never had a Braxton Hicks hurt!  That, combined with the fact that I have been reading a book about a preemie, has me a bit jumpy.  But everything is still in order, and Baby Girl has been moving more, so that has been fun!  I see her from the outside quite often now, and Derek has felt her move!

I finally bought fabric for our girl's blanket, and the crib arrived on Friday! So the agenda for this week is to work on her quilt and put the crib together.  I'll probably post sneak peeks on Instagram at some point, so follow me there to keep up!

In a couple more weeks I'll have another doctor's appointment (My doc felt I could skip the June one since this is my fourth baby).  So hopefully I'll have more exciting things to report for the next couple bump updates!

Maternity Outfit Details:

Dress: Charming Charlie
Sandals: Forever21
Necklace: A gift from Wyatt a couple Christmases ago 
(Derek bought it, but Wyatt picked it out himself!)
Vest: Maurice's
Neon Yellow Nail Polish: Orly

Behind the scenes of our little baby bump photo shoots - the kids were running in and out of the pictures this week!  I have some pretty cute ones.  I have to acknowledge Derek for a minute too for being my (handsome) photographer for all of these baby update posts!


My Birthday (And The Perfect "Zoo Day" Book)


Last week we celebrated my birthday!  Derek and I had a nice birthday date (saw Jurassic World - tied in nicely with the original movies, I liked it), and then we enjoyed a quiet evening at home eating cheesecake and watching another movie (McFarland, USA - I liked it).  It was a nice way to recover from vacation last week!

(Me with my kiddos, on my birthday.)

And for my present, Derek got me a zoo pass!  I have been bugging him for another one for the last few months, since our last one expired in December.  I loved having a zoo pass last year!  The kids are all at that age where animals are fascinating, and it's nice to have something that we can do without having to spend any extra money each month.

I am excited to finally take the kids back, since we haven't been to the zoo in 6+ months - "zoo day" is on the list for next week!  I think it will be fun to take Clyde especially, because he is actually interested in animals this year.  And we just received a little book that will be perfect for him, for those moments when he gets a little tired of trying to figure out what is going on.

Noah's Noisy Zoo is perfect for the toddler age group!  It's a board book (so they can't ruin it as easily), and the pictures are simple and colorful.  Each page is eye-catching, especially for little ones.

The book lists a bunch of animals that were a part of Noah's "zoo", and I think it's really interesting in a tactile way for young toddlers or even babies. Some of the pictures of the animals are raised, and some are indented - so the pages fit together like a puzzle when they are closed!

This book fits in perfectly with a zoo day outing, or as entertainment for younger toddlers if you plan a Noah's Ark themed day like I shared about last month.  Like I said, I'm really looking forward to taking it with us now that we can finally get back to the zoo!

Note: I received a copy of "Noah's Noisy Zoo" for free from Tommy Nelson in exchange for a review.  This is my honest opinion.
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