Can I just say that I have some pretty darn creative friends (Angela, we missed you in this picture)?!
Yesterday a whole crew of us (moms and kids) went on a mission:
to hit as many slides in the area as we could.
We would open an envelope at each stop that would direct us to our next slide. (As you'll see, I only took pictures at one stop...this place was the PERFECT grandma yard!!)
The kids LOVED it, you could see the excitement, anticipation, in their eyes. Well, most of them anyway. Some of the "olders" were a little too cool to show their excitement--you know, reputations and all--but I could see right through them once they started running to the next stop, like all the other
One of my friends gave a little motivational pep-talk about the coming school year, using slides as a metaphor, climbing HIGH, reaching your goals, etc....and invited the kids to share their ideas as well.
The kids were happy (except sleep-deprived Sam),
moms were happy.
Our mission was a stunning success!