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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Our Spring Staycation Day #1

We are staying home this Spring Break, and Daddy has to work most days, so we are having our first ever "Staycation!" 

At first I was a little nervous about the whole thing.  But then I decided to make the most of it and use this time to do all those things we never have time for because of homework, activities, or because we are traveling! 

Twice a day the kids will open an envelope to see what fun activity we will enjoy together.

Perhaps the best part of all is I get to Blog again, which I completely had to give up once Hagen started walking.  Well, this week I have two built in babysitters, so I will have a few minutes here and there to type.  Hooray!  On second thought, I'm going to have to make this more of a picture diary of our week....

Activity #1: Let's hike down to Trump Beach and search for rocks.  Pick some nice, flat, round ones to use for our afternoon activity.

Ready to hike down to the beach for some rock hunting!

Hagen with a rock pebble mustache.

Who needs blocks when you have a pile of rocks?

What's a vacation without Jack in the BOX and a slurpee!
 Activity inside envelope #2: Now let's paint the rocks we found!

Back at home on the patio painting our rocks.

It's as if each rock was meant to be something different!

Our masterpieces!

Mommy painted this one...


McKinley's hamburger with cheese, lettuce, and pickles followed by her  fried egg.

Here is Everest's very cool ladybug.

The day ended with soccer practice for McKinley and a baseball game for Everest.  At the completion of Day #1, I have to say we were all very tired and very happy.  The kids went to be talking about what might be in tomorrow's envelope!

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