I know it's out of order, but yesterday was so fun, I wanted to write about it while it was still fresh in my blogging mind! We finished up Spring Break yesterday with a family outing day! The kids drew a chore a day, and a reward a day. Yesterday was Dad's day off, and he also ran 20 miles!!!!, so to celebrate, we had an extra good reward. We went to Boise Fry Company for lunch, then onto Powell's Sweete Shoppe, then to Camelsback park to play. Archie skipped his nap, and so did Dad, but they were both such troopers!!
Camelsback has a huge, STEEP hill with a big sand trail leading straight up. We've been there before, but we've never attempted the hill. But this time, with Powell's sugar running through our veins, we gave it a go. It was so hard!!! With the sand, it's one step up, and one slide back.
The kids and I did it though, TWICE!!
Mike and his 20 mile legs didn't try, but he watched Archie like a champ:) That's him with Archie on the left, he's in the middle in an orange shirt. Elliott climbed it 2.5 times, there he is on the top in the right picture, he's the little red spot in the middle peeking over the top of the hill!!
Lucy and Elliott both learned a good lesson in gravity as they tried to run down the hill. That's Lucy sitting in the middle on the bottom after quite a fall.
Archie loved it too! He would climb a quarter of the way up and then get frustrated that he couldn't walk up any more, his little legs literally couldn't walk up any more! Then his frustrations would pass as he discovered how fun it was to bum-scoot down the hill.
There were scrapes to bandaged and sand to wash out of clothes and hair, but, as Elliott said "Even though I got hurt Mom, I think it was totally WORTH IT!"