Warning: What you’re about to read may shock you. I am 34 years old and only tried a s’more for the first time last week. I know…I KNOW! I’ve just never had the opportunity before; we’ve never really gone camping, and (here’s another crazy fact) I don’t really go crazy over marshmallows or chocolate to begin with, so I’ve never had a reason for a s’more.
Since we have a little portable outdoor grill, and since “eat s’mores” is on our summer bucket list, and since it was the 4th of July, it was the perfect time to cross things off our list and try it all for the first time.
One of my hesitations before this experience was obviously burning ourselves, or having the kids get burned…because, fire.
But we busted out our s’more station after we put the baby to bed (because he for sure would go right towards the bright, hot fire), and we used some new long s’more “sticks,” so getting burned wasn’t even an issue. They expand to more than three feet, so it gave me piece of mind.
I loved that my kids got to try making some, too.
Although Madilyn did ask if she could skip the graham crackers and chocolate and just eat the marshmallow. You only live once, so we let her go back in and get a fork so she could dig in.
So what did I think? They were good!
I actually liked mine without the chocolate, but so many people have suggested that we try it with Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups next time, so that will definitely happen in the near future.
…for scientific research, of course.
The earlier part of our 4th of July was a blast—pun intended. We all dressed in America best, and set out for a fun day.
Our neighborhood had a little parade for kids, and the girls rode around on their scooters.
We went to the dollar store and went to down on decorations for their scoots, and we all had fun waving them on around the park.
The day ended with some grilling in the back yard, and dessert in the front yard just before watching fireworks. It was a pretty perfect day.