1. a need/desire to fill up a few days every week with a new adventure
2. an intense amount of motivation and determination
Last week found me packing up the kids, my mom, my little brother, a golf bag, 2 suit cases, a double jogging stroller, and about 47 other things in my vehicle to head "up north" for my little brother's golf tournament.
This two-day adventure brought all sorts of firsts for my tots: first night in a hotel, first meal in a sit down restaurant with no buffet, first golf tournament.
While lil' bro played in his golf tournament, the kids, my mom, and I explored the area.
We visited historic sites.
We cheered in the last few groups of golfers.
I chased Jack-Hammer around the entire property of the golf resort, and during our meal outside at the restaurant, I chased both kids who were chasing a frog under tables and around chairs. They actually caught the frog and then had to show it to the waitress and the people at the table next to us. And after one dis-membered frog incident and three trips to the bathroom with Jack, I finally just took everybody back to our room.
Ava did what she does best, namely find things to collect.
And when the
And no trip is complete without ice cream. An adorable ice cream and candy shop with more ice cream flavors than I even knew existed was our final stop.
We had a lovely little visitor (who was only partially alive after I scraped him off the road).
Lest you think my idea of adventures is all golf resort and stuff, I would like to add that the adventures of this particular week also included freezing 100 cups of sweet corn, picking and freezing 24 cups of green beans, making and freezing 30 quarts of applesauce, and mowing half our yard with a zero turn lawn mower (which, in case you're wondering, is very much like driving a space ship. In fact, I am nearly certain I could shoot cylons with that thing if I could get past just how much turning I actually do with a "zero-turn.")
And now I simply must close this post in order to tend to the adventures of this week which really should be cleaning this house. Now wouldn't that be something?