Monday, June 27, 2011

Adventure #3 Free Walks to the Park

So since my last post we have been having a few busy weeks. Now I am catching up.  We have had several small adventures and a couple of big ones in that time, and as well I want to share a few random thoughts.  So here goes.

Adventure #3 (Free!)
We went on a couple of walks down to a local park and the river walking path last week.  Our 14 year old Maggie only went reluctantly but I have photo proof that she had some fun.  We brought our big flying disk on one walk and the other one we had a chance to check out some flood damage!

On our way

I'm gonna get it!

Maggie, proof that she was having fun.

Largo, our dog was worn out after we got to the park!

The river has been high lately so part of the walking path is flooded as you can see by this photo. Usually the river bank is out beyond the brush in the background.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Kites: Adventure #2

We had a spontaneous fun activity last night. And this time I remembered to bring the camera.  It was a little breezy so we decided to go the the field at the local school and fly a kite.  It was a perfect evening for it.  While we were at it, my son was able to play on the playground too!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Summer 2011/Adventure #1

Hello there,
Wow! It has been a while.  A year and a half since my last post.  Well, I had the bright idea that I could do a series of posts for the summer.   There have been some changes in our income so I am on a mission to find free and cheap fun things to do this summer.  Also maybe I will be inspired to post ways to save money. My husband suggests extreme couponing, but I am not sure I am organized enough.  We'll see what happens.  So here goes.

Free or cheap summer adventure #1:
So our first free adventure of the summer happened yesterday.  It finally was warm in our area, so even though school is not out for another 5 days, it still felt like summer.  (Also because I finished up working for a while, I felt like I was starting summer vacation.)  Many cities have free summer movies, our city included.  The kids asked to go last summer and Kevin and I usually didn't want to make the effort.  But what is not to like?  It is a free movie shown on a big blow up screen in a nearby park. You can bring your own popcorn (though there are snacks available for purchase), or whatever else kind of snack you would like.  They show family movies, so everyone can go, even the dog!  I am not sure how involved our dog Largo is in watching the movie, but he loves finding the stray dropped snacks on the ground.  This time it was just the older two girls and me this time.  Kevin again didn't want to go, so our son and he stayed home and had popcorn while watching Veggie Tales.  The girls and I arrived to the fun sounds of a local steel drum band.  Maggie quickly found her friends, but Heidi and I had a great time sharing popcorn, and watching Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2, Roderick Rules.  I haven't seen this before, but for a free movie it was great.  So there you have it.  Adventure #1, cost...$0.00 (we brought our own microwave popcorn!)

I hope to be more organized and take pictures of our future adventures, but this will do for now. Have a great summer everyone!