A warning out there to all parents: do not let your children walk through a campfire, burning or not, barefoot. Duh??? Kinda like telling you don't let kids run with knives. It's common sense right? Well..... sometimes things just...happen.
As I was about to leave town on Friday to head out and see the campers, I got a call from Wes telling me to bring tylenol, ointment, and get a move on it. Uh oh! Come to find out, while A&A were napping, Caleb (who had napped earlier) was having a fun time feeding pistachios to a squirrel who was hanging around the campsite. Wes was watching him as he went back and forth from the camper to the squirrel. Yes, Caleb was barefoot, which is a little odd because he is our one child who prefers shoes on his feet at all times. Well, for some reason after several times of running back and forth to the camper in a safe route pattern, Caleb diverted from his course and headed straight for the campfire... right through the middle of the campfire that had smoldered overnight and was covered in ashes. He took a few steps and then SCREAMED! There was obviously a hot coal still under the ashes and it got our poor little guys left foot. Ouch! We are now doctoring a large blister on the bottom of Caleb's foot. He's been a trooper, and has enjoyed being attached to one of our hips. He's no lightweight!