Monday, March 15, 2010

Scavenger Hunt Evening

Days are long this week. The Man is training and I am on my own with the kiddos. I have planned something almost every day to do so that we don't get completely sick of each other, and today I had planned a picnic dinner in the park. The day was beautiful and perfect for it. So nice in fact, that at the last minute I called friends to come with us. It was a great evening.

I packed chicken Fresh Rolls with my ginger plum sauce for dinner.

Then we played the Nature Scavenger hunt game with the kids in teams of two. The kids ran about the forest looking for items like "a piece of blue" or "proof of hair set free" or "a new budding leaf".

One of our sweet little friends got in a fight with a wintering blackberry bush... and unfortunately,the bush won. We had to dig three big thorns out of his scalp. He was done looking through the underbrush for treasure after that (and I don't blame him!) and so he became the 'caller', and seemed to have a good time calling out what the other kids needed to find next.

(Logan finding a required item.)

(sweet hands)

We stayed until it got dark. The kids had a blast and the mamas got to sit and talk and relieve some long-day mama blues. It was a perfect evening. :)

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8 comments:

Tracey said...

What a great day. I miss those times when my children were young and we played. Oh, how I wish I had grandchildren right now! You seem like you all enjoyed yourselfs and had a lot of fun.

ColorSlut said...

Looks like a blast!!!!

Simple Mama said...

What a wonderful day! We all need some time to relax, chat, and break out of routine sometimes!

Maria Isabel said...

Ohh what fun! I have to wait a few years until my kid is big enough to play scavenger hunt :)

Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog said...

What a great day! Looks like everyone had a lot of fun. Way to make the best of the situation!

Val in the Rose Garden said...

Thanks ladies. I love that you don't see the "mornings of sulking and the afternoon baths just to keep my sanity" written between those lines. lol...

Shauna said...
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Shauna said...

Care to share that fresh roll recipe?? It sounds delish!!!