Skip to main content

Treasure Hunt

When we were going to Jamaica with the boys I realized that I only had winter clothes for them and hadn't done their 5 or 6 year old summer clothes shopping yet because it was still cold in Atlanta.  I had 2 full weeks of non stop shopping getting shirts, shorts, swim trunks, sandals, swim shoes, sunglasses, you name it, I probably bought it.  Not to mentions coloring books, tubes for swimming and many other activities to keep them occupied while we traveled.  I had all these bags everywhere full of stuff and the boys were at Jesses that weekend and I didn't want to pack all the stuff for them.  We considered laying out piles in their room, I still was not satisfied with that idea, then all of a sudden it hit me, a Treasure Hunt! (Just call me genius, I don't mind, promise).  So we put items in piles and started coming up with cute rhymes and semi easy clues and places to hide their stuff.  Once we got the whole thing planned out John went online and found pictures that was appropriate to each clue.  We typed up the clues, printed them, crinkled the paper, took a lighter and burnt the paper.


  The boys went crazy over this!! I love the way they had to work together to solve the clues and had to really think hard to figure some of them out.  This exercise reminded me that it is the journey, and not the destination.  As soon as it was over the boys couldn't care less what they got, they were just sad it was over because they had so much fun! Next time I will probably have about 20 clues and some cookies at the end!!! (Homemade oatmeal chocolate chip is our fav).


Popular posts from this blog

Beautiful Baby Shower

This past weekend was our baby shower!!  We decided to do it a bit early because I am one of those over-organized, over-prepared types.  It was hosted by my best friend Kindle and my sister Bianca.

I told Kindle I wanted a slight winter wonderland pink theme since it is so close to Christmas and this is what I walked in to!
It was absolutely beautiful, and we were joined by all our best family and friends, we appreciate everyone that made this such a special day for us.

 This game was to guess how big I was and believe it or not the winner was Ethan!!
He definitely knows his Mummy!
 The chocolate diaper game. (It was Johns first shower, he must've thought we were all crazy).
 Getting ready for presents!! (The boys got to open them all).
 Kindle surprised the boys with a gift each.
It was a shirt with their picture saying "I'm the biggest Brother" and "I'm the big Brother" for the hospital.
Most thoughtful thing ever!!!
I wish I could relive this day over and ov…

Christmas 2016

I can honestly say that I miss blogging.  Facebook "memories" option has made me realize how nice it is to be able to look back at our family life and adventures.

I will (eventually) try and get caught up on the past few months, because we all know that I have photographed each and every moment, but for now I will start with Christmas.

We started shopping later than normal but managed to get everything done with time to spare to relax and enjoy the season.

Mummy came from England, I did not realize it but this is only her first Christmas with Amalia!  We spent the day with great family friends, Peter, Debbie and their family.  It has been a tradition for many years to do Christmas and/or Thanksgiving with them.

As per usual we had Santa Jeaux come and visit along with all the kids friends.  It was such a nice reunion not only with our friend Santa, but the kids miss their friends dearly it is always a great occasion to get them together again.  I appreciate all the other m…

Our Garden

I have promised the kids that once spring came around we can plant a garden since in our top back yard we have 2 big beds.
It was s a lot of work to clean out the beds it was full of debris that took us a long time to sift out, but it was oh so worth it!

I wish I had before and after pictures to show you just how bad it was, but I didn't think about it because I was in full on mission mode.

We still need to plant the second bed, it has been a bit rainy, and to be completely honest I am terrified of worms, caterpillars and snakes.

My community Facebook page has been posting about copperheads everywhere so I am hyper paranoid when I am out there, but I hope to get around to it soon!