Bryon was really creative this morning and made a scavenger hunt for the kids. They got the first clue in their stockings by the fireplace and it sent them all over the apartment before finding their ‘present-notes’ taped under a dinning room chair. They completed it all in about 2 minutes, so it didn’t buy the sleeping in time I had hoped 🙂
The gift for today was play-doh. The kids love playing with it, but it gets dried out and mixed so easily. They really needed a new set so it made a great gift.
Lily made a ‘cat’ and then went to work on her rug project from yesterday.
Ian made a bunch of balls for cat toys and was storing them in the container.
For their treat we grilled (veggie) hamburgers and made homemade french fries. We have super great potatoes from grandmas farm and they make amazing fries. The taste of the grilled ‘burgers’ brought back summer memories. A burger just isn’t the same fried on the stove. It needs the grill.
Yum! These are Grillers by Morning Star, my favorite.
These gems are natural, vegan, local, sugar free, fresh, and high in omega fats. Healthy all the way around 😉 They are boiling in canola oil.
Our activity was probably the highlight of the week. We went to CoCo Key. It is an indoor water park in Omaha. We got a great deal on tickets and talked some friends into coming. The water park isn’t that big, but it is perfect for the kids. Ian is big enough to ride the big boy slides and Lily is big enough to ride the really big, fast, tubing slides. They ran and ran …. swam and shivered from 2:30 till 8:30.
Shot these with my ‘I-wish-it-was-an-iphone-but-my-hubby-talked-me-into-getting-a-droid-that-decides-when-it-wants-to-work-even-though-it-is-brand-new’ phone. Something about bringing his good camera around crazy kids and lots of water 🙂
Lily is so hard to take pictures of, she just won’t sit still. This was a lucky shot.
Coconuts hanging over the lazy river. The kids don’t get the lazy river. It is a race river to them.
Mr. Super-cool on his way up the steps to ride the slides. He must have climbed them 100 times this afternoon. He is sleeping good now 🙂
Today really tired me out. Swimming, chasing kids and trying to stay warm sure is draining. Good thing my hubby made some high calorie french fry nachos out of the left overs from dinner. Yum again.
Okay, for the money, in case you are interested.
- Gift – 1.75 for a 4 pack of play-doh
- Activity – $32 for tickets we got on sale a few weeks ago, but Grandma sent the money for them as a Christmas present. Thanks Mom!
- Treat – Probably about $7 for burgers and buns. The rest we had on hand.
Total for the day = $8.75
4 more days to go!