I woke up from my morning nap and of course was hit by kids who are stagnant and arguing. I offer if we can tackle their room for 20-30 minute together we could get it cleaned up and move on. Surprisingly it took a little longer but got completely cleaned and vacuumed.
Due to an argument over room cleaning Ava lost Internet/Game privileges. So while I cooked lunch and fed them they played a whole game of Life. (God, I wish I didn't need to sleep so I could ditch TV for the Summer). Anyway, while they did this I sat outside at the picnic table to let Lilly have some suntan time and I made a Nature Scavenger Hunt list.
Of course they are assholes about what we are doing and why until we get to Beebe Woods and I hand them the list and a back pack to collect their treasure.
All was fun until poor Ava stepped in dog poop. Nothing like taking a grouch to that place. :(
I will add that I had a great time. I haven't been in the woods enough and I hunted for items along with them. Who knew an acorn would be the item that derailed us?
Here is Olivia with her branch shaped like a Y and her "something not green or brown" which was a white pair of headphones.
We used these 2 photos as their "Something I think is beautiful". One of the rules was we wouldn't pick anything or ruin nature so we used photos for this and the flower on the list.
Olivia chose this arching tree over the trail as her Beautiful item.
This is Ava in front of the Punch Bowl as her beautiful item.
As we started to round the last bend towards Highfield Hall we were lucky enough to see the Library fairy house and made our way around seeing almost all 33 of them. Everyone was tired by now so we grabbed a map with a vow to come back and see them all without Lilly next time so we can go inside.