Sunday, August 2, 2015

Summer Stargazing!

My step daughter loves to look up at the stars and make shapes, find the Large & Small Dipper, and wish upon shooting stars! 
We decided to have a night of Stargazing! For the next 2 weeks we have meteor showers taking place in the atmosphere, and she is very excited to see a lot of shooting stars. We looked at the backyard and chose a perfect spot! We went into the garage, and pulled out our Magical Cloud Beds (a.k.a blow up mattresses for camping), sleeping bags, duvets, pillows, and lanterns. We set up our beds in the backyard, added some tables, a little rug between our mattresses.... and Wal-LA we created an amazing outdoor setting for optimal stargazing! 
As the Sun went down we lit the fire pit, and cooked up some yummy S'mores. The stars began to light up the sky, and my husband reached for his phone to look at the sky, showing us all the constellations & planets. The kids were so excited to sleep outside on their magical cloud beds, they asked if we could do it EVERY night! 

Below is the poem my step daughter recites after seeing each shooting star before she wishes on it:
Star light, Star bright
The first star I see tonight
I wish I may, I wish I might
Get the wish, I wish tonight

Happy Stargazing!! 
Create special memories that will last a lifetime!