Technically, it was February 28 rather than 29 when we went on our latest search. Regardless, it counted for a Leap Day geocaching badge. It started as a normal PSR day for myself and Veronica who loves to help me out in class. When we were leaving, Ron texted me to say he and the other kids were in town to get the boys' hair cut. He mentioned wanting to grab a quick lunch and a quick cache before running on other errands. We decided that we could meet up for lunch somewhere, the cache, and then I could take the other kiddos home. That would save Ron and Max a trip home. Perfect! It was such a beautiful day to be outside. We could not miss the opportunity.
(Above) Here are Ron, Emerson, and Veronica on their way to the cache site.
(Below) Max was on the hunt.
There was a slight problem. With this last minute decision to go geocaching, Sydney and I were not wearing the proper "stomping through the woods and under bridges" footwear. We were the support team up above. :)
Looking forward to more beautiful days in order to spend this time out and about as a family. :)
Today, we went to a Chinese New Year celebration and had a wonderful time! Veronica performed the Peacock dance, a traditional Chinese dance, along with 3 classmates. They looked beautiful and did a terrific job. Happy year of the Monkey!
Last weekend, Ron and Emerson had the opportunity to build a birdhouse with Emerson's Tiger Scout den. Emerson was so very proud of his birdhouse! Max had been camping that weekend and barely made it in the door before Emerson was showing the birdhouse to him. "Proud" might be an understatement for how Emerson felt!
Today, Ron and Emerson hung it up on a pole near our pond. It was so sweet watching them work together.
Emerson held the pvc pipe down while Daddy cut it.
Daddy even let Emerson drill holes.
Emerson did a great job holding it while Daddy attached it to the post. Now we just need the birds. Trust me...Emerson is watching and giving reports. Fyi...he has not seen any go in yet. Bless his heart!
Carley was a bit bored while we worked on the birdhouse.
She kept hinting that she wanted a good belly rubbing. :)
Well, it is official...everyone in our house wears glasses now. Sydney made an interesting observation. The three oldest in the house, Ron, Max, and I, only have to wear our glasses for reading and while on the computer. The youngest three, Sydney, Veronica, and Emerson need to wear their glasses all the time. Strange how that worked out!
This picture is too funny. Veronica cracks me up with her facial expression here. Emerson is trying not to smile because Max had not in the first picture we took. Max is trying to humor me.