Friday, June 24, 2011

A Pinkalicious day and a Hunt...

Thursday's slip read...
"We're celebrating in special kind-of way. 
Today is National Pink Day!  
We'll wear pink as we explore nature outside,
No animals will come home though--dead OR alive! 

 I decided to wake everyone up a little earlier than usual.
Since being on summer break, my big boys are sleeping in later and later each day. A total blessing-YES, but if we want to get outside and enjoy any other activity besides the pool-than we have do it early because of the heat.

So, after reading the slip of the day, I told the kids to get dressed in their PINK (or closest-color-to-pink- clothes-they-had) and head down stairs for breakfast.

Waiting on the table for them was their bowl of PINK oatmeal,
toast with strawberry jam,
fresh strawberries,
and to wash it down---a glass of PINK milk!
They enjoyed their PINK breakfast,

but were bursting at the seams to get outside for our...  
Scavenger Hunt Adventure!
I gave them the list of things they had to find and before we were even off the driveway, they were already collecting items!
We slowly made our way down to the nature trail in our neighborhood, because we stopped several times to look and collect many things along the way.

The kids loved gathering items and were quickly marking things of the list.

I had a list of about 30 items for them to find.

One of my favorite things they had to search for was
something that begins with the first letter of their name.
Corban caught a Caterpillar
Riley found a big Rock
Sophie stood on a Stump
And sweet Hudson found some Honeysuckle
After crossing off most of the items on our list, our scavenger hunt adventure came to an end.

We headed home (after a nearly two hour hunt) with our bags full of some really neat finds.
And just so you know, NO animals (well except the kids) came home with us;)

 When Shane got home from work, we continued our little PINK day celebration. We had a Spaghetti dinner (which is kind-of pink), spinach salad drizzled with PINK ranch dressing, and bread with PINK butter.
And for dessert...Shane made us his delicious strawberry PINK smoothies!

I have to add this picture too!
Even though my sweet husband was at work all day, he still managed to get in on our PINK action too!
 I took this picture of him wearing his PINK shirt (with Molly--in her bright PINK collar) right before he headed out the door for work Thursday morning.

It was a PERFECTLY PINK day-indeed!


Rachel said...

You are such a wonderful mom! I just love all of these ideas...I'm storing them away for one day when I have kids! Sounds like the summer has gotten off to a fabulous start for you and your family!

Brian & Ashley said...

How fun! Love all the pink!

Love Being A Nonny said...

Seriously, I say it all the time, but you are AMAZING!

Mindy said...

Sounds like a blast!

"salembrookie" said...

Love it! What a great idea to celebrate all of the quirky summer holidays! =)

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Melanie said...

Pinkalicious for SURE! So cute, what wonderful ideas! Hudson is starting to make the cutest faces for pictures! I love all of the items the kids chose for the first letter of their names!