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Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!

I hope you all have a wonderful time this evening with your kids.  Make sure you stay safe and bring a flashlight if you are going out after dark.

Also, there is expected to be a rather large group of drunk drivers on the roads to night so be extra careful driving.

If you are going out without your little goblins tonight then PLEASE be sure to use a designated driver.

Sunday, October 25, 2009


I love a good adventure.  There is something exciting about leaving the house open-minded and care-free.  When I take my kids on an adventure I want to explore something new.  I want to see something I have never seen before.  A friend once said that if I had an inkling for a margarita I would just go to Mexico.  I like to think that if I actually drank margaritas that we would headed to cross the border!

An adventure to me can be anything from finding a new ice cream shop to feeding ducks.  It doesn't need to be incredible, just FUN.  Taking a hike on a beautiful day in a forest, walking along the waterfront and counting bicycles, or playing games while walking through the mall can all make wonderful adventures.

One of my favorite adventures we took recently was going on a photo scavenger hunt.  We walked a few blocks around the Willamette area of West Linn while searching for things that were in the shape of letters.  In about an hour and a half we probably walked 8 blocks and found every single letter in the alphabet.  We are now working on turning this photographic artwork into a photo album with samples of the kids' writing alongside each picture.  Chloe (age 4) is writing the letter and Conner (age 6) is writing a word that begins with each letter.

What is your favorite adventure?  Post a comment and share your ideas with other moms desperate to entertain!