Then...Abby came along...and along with Abby came a trach, oxygen tanks, and a whole lot of respiratory issues that would be exacerbated by smoke. So...no fire pit for a few years.
A few weeks ago, I realized that we could probably make it happen! She hasn't used oxygen for a year and a half, she's been trach-free for a year, and her respiratory status has been awesome! It took a few weeks to find a good time to do it, but I took a few hours out of my presentation preparations and got everything set up.
Oh. My. Goodness. They LOVED it!!!
Abby thoroughly enjoyed roasting marshmallows, but I had to hold her back because she kept wanting to get "just a lil bit closer" to the fire with her stick. Uh-uh! No ER visits here, girlfriend!!
Caleb was so proud of his fire-building skills!
I think Caleb may have liked the s'mores the best...
Even Abby took a little taste of a s'more! She liked the marshmallow.
It was every bit as relaxing and laid-back as I'd hoped it would be. And Abby loved it as much as (if not more than) I thought she would.
We will definitely be doing this again. Soon.