Thanks to Brad for the suggestion to send the kids around the neighborhood with a map! In my war to keep the kids away from the TV / computer, I printed up a bunch of those satellite picture maps and taped them to a piece of poster board. Then I went around the neighborhood taping clues to things and marking on the map where to find them. Next I sent Ross & Mark (Lydia was at camp) out to find all of the clues which when put together gave them a list of places to go for them to choose from. They chose "hiking," so I took them to our favorite trails. After a couple of hours of hiking, we drove past a new park with a totally awesome fountain that the kids could play in. We stopped and got all wet. It was awesome!
Here are some gratuitous pics of my kids:
In other news, I've been canning green beans till I want to gouge my brains out. Next comes salsa and jelly. WHY DO I DO IT?!!
Lydia and Erin got the surprise of their lives last night when Bruce took them to the Jonas Brothers concert. They had no clue that they were going until they pulled up in the parking lot. Thanks to Grammy & Pa who bought them the tickets! They had an all out BLAST! I have a feeling that I'm going to be hearing that J.B. CD a lot in the near future!