February is a bit of a blur. But I know it happened.
So before the morsels of memories I have left are gone completely, I'll try to summarize.
The main gist of February is that our nephews and niece were staying with us. And during February, it became our responsibility to determine where they would live. I won't go into the details here, but lets just say the conversations and decisions were incredibly emotional, and it was a process I would not wish on ANYONE. So.very.hard.
And during all of that, we celebrated the life of RRL's sweet grandmother when she went Home. Her death was the culmination of many years of illness after a stroke and we were all thrilled to know she was reaping her eternal reward. But it is always hard to say goodbye, especially to someone who was such an amazing example, a real pillar of faith, in our family.
In the midst of the difficulties, I want to remember that we had some sweet time with these sweet faces.
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
In the age of pinteresting (can that be a verb?), I'm sure posting Tips and Tricks on an ordinary ole blog is quite pointless. Who knows? I've completely steered clear of pinterest. Here's an easy idea for some serious family fun, requiring little to no prep and zero money spent. I've posted about this idea before. But because it is a family favorite around here, I decided to share again.
And what's fun with two kids surely is MORE fun with six right?
So, here's an update to an old favorite...the Obstacle course. Make your own stations, inside or outside and let the kids help come up with ideas for "obstacles" using things you find in the house or garage.
Here is ours from a windy February afternoon when there were six munchkins to entertain.
Everyone line up at the start
And divide into teams of two for completing the course. On your mark, get set...
At number THREE, you will have worked up a sweat- stop for a water break, guarded by baby June and friends.
Watch out for the lava cracks at number FOUR. Hop, skip and jump over the danger zones.
A fun afternoon indeed! Try it at home and let us know about some of your favorite obstacles.