Philip is always so good at coming up with fun activities to do as a family. Jane came home from preschool on Tuesday with tales of a class nature walk. This inspired Philip to plan a family nature scavenger hunt around the neighborhood.
He created a picture checklist for Jane and Walt of things to find. Here's Jane with her list. See anything strange on it?
It all seems pretty standard for a neighborhood nature walk, right? Tree, leaf, grass, acorn, sun, monkey... Wait, monkey? That husband of mine loves to make the kids laugh!
"Daddy! We're not going to find a MONKEY!"
"Why not?" Philip loooooooves playing dumb so that they feel smart.
"Because! There aren't any monkeys in our neighborhood!"
"Okay, we'll see."
|Don't mind us, neighbors. We're on a mission!|
|Checking things off -- in purple crayon, of course|
|I just love how rosy his cheeks get|
|Still looking for that monkey!|
|Monty's glad we didn't bring along any strollers|
|Showing off some leaves she found|
|Hooray for strong and tall Daddy!|
|Whoops. Didn't realize the view the neighbors were getting until I started walking behind them!|
|"Look at our collection!" Proudly displaying everything they found.|
|Karate chopping each other so that they can hold their favorite items.|
|Neither one seemed to enjoy it.|