Sunday, August 30, 2015

Jetty Island

Ben thinks it smells ... and it does. As we were walking onto the island off the "ferry" the smell reminded me of Antelope Island.

And then you get a picture perfect day on a little island 


with a little boy who loves to run (unless he suddenly decides he wants to be carried and then he can't bear to take another step).






 




 Oh, and Colt and I were there too!


Geocaching finds for the day!


And a completely exhausted little boy


on the ferry ride home.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

A picture is worth a thousand words


Nerd!

We found our new favorite playground!




Sometimes when the wind blows it does amazing, terrifying things. 

Thursday, August 20, 2015

We're hooked!

It's been around for 15 years but we're just starting and I'm already addicted. Geocaching is so fun!

Last night, instead of sitting around at home on the computer and watching TV, we went hiking through brambles and bushes on a trail under the power lines through the city.


We never did find our cache but we did have a lot of fun and we came home with a lot of scrapes! Note to self, blackberry bushes show no mercy.

For a long time I thought you needed to have an expensive GPS device to participate in the fun but when Ben and I combine our phone GPS powers it usually does the trick!

Dragon loves finding his "treasure chests." He's already claimed a mini-car and an over-sized army guy.

Sometimes the chests are big and sometimes they are smaller than his thumb like this one:


That one took two different trips to a nearby park to finally discover but we did it and I think we managed to do it without alerting any muggles (the uninformed passerbys) of its presence.

No matter how big or small, there is always a sense of accomplishment when you make the find and sign your call name.

I'm certain this will be the first post of many regarding our geocaching adventures.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Flying a spaceship

Flying a spaceship is serious business. Especially when you have so many different controls to monitor.




Fighting aliens is certainly a family affair. We use the small ones as a distraction so the rest can get away.



And now a word from ... second in command.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Video for Ma'Aa

To watch before bed tonight! :) 


And this!

Monday, June 29, 2015

Climbing Mt. Everest

Well, not exactly climbing THE Mount Everest but ... practically the same thing.




Slip N Sliding all on his own

We tried and tried and tried to get him to go down the slip n slide on his own. And then, finally, Ben came up with a brilliant idea.

Dragon didn't need to start at the TOP of the slide. He just needed to go a little ways. And then he needed to go a little bit higher. And a little bit higher. And before we knew it this happened: