Saturday, August 29, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
We started with a bug hunt! Tadd hid 45 plastic bugs around the yard...Isaac found 22 of them! The other 4 kids found the rest! (we hope!)
This was pin the spider on the web!The cake for the family party. I made the bugs using instructions from the book Hello, Cupcake! In fact, that is why Isaac "chose" (or maybe was talked in to!) bugs for his party!Cupcakes for the kids party.Boo bugs...I found these in a Halloween cookbook! They were supposed to have potato string legs and antennae but I just ran out of time!Little lady bug crackers and what would a bug party be without ants on a log! Cookie Caterpillars! These were so fun to make!And to drink...Beetle Juice! A few of the kids didn't want ice because they were convinced it was a real bug in the ice cubes! They were jumbo raisins!And as favors for the kids..roach soap! Even one of Tadd's high schoolers asked me if they were real bugs in there! :)
Hope you all had as fun of a weekend as we did! But maybe with a few less creepy crawlies! :)
Friday, August 21, 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
I just love this shot of the team on the log!
This is the water pump. We actually get our drinking water at a different campground. This water is drinkable but has lots of visible minerals in it and some kids get freaked out about that!
Blindfolded for a trust walk. Isaac participated in this this year too!
Walking in the Metolius River! This river pops up out of the ground about 1/4 mile from here. If they look cold, that's because the water is only a few degrees above freezing!
And a somewhat blurry but cool campfire shot!
Saturday, August 8, 2009
On Monday we are off for 5 days of camping with 29 high school kids! This is part of Tadd's XC team and this is the 8th year of doing this. We have no running water and it is just outhouses but let me just say...We eat well! Today was the Costco shopping trip. This is food for 40 people for 5 days! This is what it looks like!Tadd (my husband) is on the left, next to him is his assistant coach, the beautiful blonde is one of the runners and on the end is my dad...who comes because we need his Costco card!
Tomorrow more of the runners come over to load up the U-Haul trailer that we rent to get everything down to camp. Monday morning, bright and early, we will take off for this year's adventure! Hopefully we won't have any hospital trips this year! :)