Monday, April 20, 2009
Ahoy thar Maties!
We had a fabulous time at Sean's school carnival on Saturday! Grandma Janice took a break from her busy tax season recovery to join us for some fun. The carnival theme was "Under the Sea" and the kids could come dressed as pirates or other sea themed costumes. Our boys will use any reason to go out in public in a costume, so they were happy! We were worried about the weather holding up, it was super windy and did end up raining near the end. I took a few photos when we first got there, but then got too busy playing the games and carrying Ella around to take more.
"I'm searching for treasure in this here seaweed."
"My friend, Sarah, warned me about clowns."
"Arrgh! This box maze is leading me to the booty!"
"Why does this maze smell like some one's booty?"
There were lots of games, 2 blow up bouncy things, the school playground and a silent auction. Phew! We easily spent the two hour there having fun. Ella Roo even got to enjoy the swings for a bit. Wouldn't you know that I forgot to take a photo of our Whale game! It was the backdrop for a putt putt golf game called "Whale in One!" Cute!
Sean behaved fairly well considering it was held during his nap time. We only had a few "flop & drops." He adored the box maze and must of climbed thru it a dozen times. He also liked playing with the sand art station and made a little sand art whale to take home.
We had another super fun afternoon on Sunday, but I forgot to take my camera so no photos. Our church has a young families monthly dinner get together. This month they decided instead of meeting for dinner we should get together at Dillon Nature Center to participate in the Family Fun Fitness Race. It was held in the afternoon, and again we avoided rain and had perfect hiking weather.
The park was set up with 10 competition stations, and you had to use a map and clues to get to each station. Once there, you had to complete a task to get the next clue. Very fun! The tasks ranged from shooting foam darts into a birdhouse (Sean and Aidan loved this, but it took Doug's marksmanship to get it in), casting a real fishing pole and reeling in 2 plastic fish, jumping rope for a minute at the Wedding Nook, doing the Chicken Dance in the Duck House, and running in place to burn off sugar under a Sugar Maple Tree.
I just really loved being outside, walking through the nature area with my family and having fun with them. Ella was in my Mei Tai and took a nap for most of it. I bought new rubber boots for the boys, so they had a blast squishing in the mud along the trails. Sean did tire out and wanted to be carried a while, so he and Ella and I cut out of the last three stops. We went and watched the ducks and turtles at the pond instead.
After everyone finished, the families all drove over to Dairy Queen for cones. Perfect spring day!