Saturday, March 30, 2013

Hunting for Photos

I've been wanting to do a photo scavenger hunt with the family ever since I read about Joy Phenix's MLK Day scavenger hunt. The scavenger hunt is spontaneous but has structure, gets us outside, fun, and free. Yep, I'm in!

I decided to keep our first hunt simple and incorporated things I knew they would love to do. So, armed with our list we headed out.

Spring Time Photo Scavenger Hunt
Take a photo of you:

By a tree that is blooming:
This tree is a huge tree that is blooming. You can't tell that in this pic so you're just going to have to trust me on that.
On a slide:

 Love the flair he added with his hands!

Hanging Upside down:

 She was pretty tickled by being upside down!

  Jumping off a low wall:

 Love the determined look on her face.
  Blowing bubbles:

  Coloring Easter eggs:

Last year I saw that my friend Jill had colored her Easter eggs outside which was just brilliant. I made a mental note and we too went outdoors this year. Coloring eggs was actually a pleasant experience this year since my kids didn't have my neurotic self making sure they didn't make a mess in my kitchen. That my friends is a win/win!
With Ice Cream:

Doing a crazy dance in a public place:
Luke refused to do the crazy dance but instead offered to take the picture. He's a giver in that way :)

It was a fun day and I'm looking forward to getting Luke and Maddie more involved next time with creating the list and taking the pictures. We'll definitely do this again!

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

It's been awhile...

Yes, it has been awhile since I've posted on the old blog. Sigh...

Since I've neglected it for so long, I've been contemplating shutting this bad boy down. The reason I haven't is both Luke and Maddie love going through the blog to look at the pictures and read about the things they've done over the years. So, I'm going to pick it back up and see if I can't get caught up.

I'll be doing an iPhone dump and if your friends with me on Facebook most of the upcoming posts will be familiar. I just want to log the stories behind the photos before those stories fade.

Since you've joined me here, I want to make it worth your while :) Here is a video of the kids and me having a 14-second car dance party in the grocery store parking lot.

Of course I'll post this to Facebook, Luke! Once again proving I will give up all my cool points to have fun with the kiddos. Well, that's assuming I had any cool points to begin with :)

*I've decided to go back and post things in the correct order on the blog. The new posts are between July 2012 and November 2012. I just have the end of November and December to update and then 2012 will be all caught up. Yahoo!