Saturday, June 18, 2011

Camp Tonsofun Field Day

I can't believe I totally forgot about doing our
Camp Tonsofun Field Day
blog entry before we left for our 2 week vacation to UT. CRAZY ME!! So here's how it all turned out.

On Saturday (since Dad was back from surgery) we had a fun day where we just played together all day long. A lot of the playing took place outside which is a FABULOUS place to be in June. I set up an obstacle course at the park by our house & all 6 of us had to participate.
(We let Craiger sit out on this one)

Everyone had to go up the playground 3 different ways & go down 3 different slides.
(It was great fun watching mom & dad do this)
Then we had to run & complete 10 hula hoop rounds, do jumping jacks to the sidewalk, & then jump rope 1o times.

After our obstacle course, we set up our
homemade pinata
filled with a bunch of yummy candy! The kids couldn't wait to BURST it open.

And after our pinata we awarded certificates to all the

Lorien is SO HILARIOUS. When she got the award for "BEST ATTITUDE" she started to cry because I'm always telling the girls to "change their attitudes" when they're acting up. She thought I was telling her she had a bad attitude all week long. ha ha ha. She laughed when I told her that she had the happiest & best attitude all week. I guess we as parents don't realize how things sound to our kids.

And to finish the wonderful week, we roasted smores in our kitchen. Life doesn't get much better than enjoying smores with your family!

That's a little piece of heaven right there. . .

We're SO happy we had a great Camp Tonsofun week together. As the girls sang in our camp skit:

"We love Camp Tonsofun - Tons & Tons of FUN!"

Until next year . . .

Camp Tonsofun Skit 2011

Camp Tonsofun: Day 5

Wow! It's already Day 5 of
Camp Tonsofun?
Crazy! That week went by SUPER fast.

Since Daddy was scheduled to come home today,
(he's been at Travis AFB having eye surgery all week)
we wanted to get OUR house clean & shiny so he could relax as soon as he got home. We knew his eyes would still be hurting him & we wanted to create a nice atmosphere for him. We REALLY missed him.

The first thing we did was a chore scavenger hunt.
Ready, Set, Go!
The kids ran all around the house emptying garbages, cleaning toilets, picking up toys, & all sorts of quick chores that make the house sparkling clean. As a reward for completing the hunt, they each received a Hostess SNOWBALL.

For our camp craft for the day we baked cookies for daddy. They are my favorite
Peanut Butter Cookie
recipe. Super easy & gluten free too!

2 cups peanut butter
1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoon vanilla

Bake 12 minutes at 350 & you're DONE.

After eating a TON of cookies, Cadence & Lorien competed in the
3-legged mop race.
We tied their legs together & they had to figure out how to work together to get the floor mopped without falling over. Needless to say, there were SEVERAL "spills" & "falls" but all was accompanied with MUCH LAUGHTER. It was fun.

Daddy came home in the middle of naptime for the little ones, but as soon as they woke up, we all went to the park to

Everyone was SO happy to have Daddy home, that even I forgot to take pictures of my special dinner. It was Mommy's night this time & I made yummy Italian Chicken for dinner. But really, we were all just happy to have our daddy home again.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Camp Tonsofun: Day 4

We started Day 4 of Camp Tonosofun doing a
We went around to different people's houses in our neighborhood, knocked on their doors, & asked them if we could clean something in their house. We actually went to 14 people's houses, but only 4 of them were home. The girls were kind of bummed we didn't get to do more, but we had fun doing what we could. I was delighted to see how happy serving others made them. We had a LOT of FUN!

After we finished our Service Scavenger Hunt, we came back home & I surprised them with 2 new games as a reward for working hard to help others. They were SUPER excited about new games.

For our Camp Craft we made little personalized coupon books for Daddy for Father's Day. Daddy is going to LOVE THEM!

I couldn't get the Wii working
(which was SUPPOSED to be our activity for the day),
so instead we broke open the GO FISH game & had a blast playing it as a family.

It was Cadence's special day so I made her very favorite thing for dinner: homemade Double Decker Tacos
(a crunchy taco put inside a flour taco shell & held together with refried beans)
& Watermelon.

Everybody told Cadence why they love her SO much & she chose a fun book for bedtime stories.

Right before bed, the kids always pick up their toy room so it's nice & clean in the morning. They found candy maracas waiting for them with a note that told them that when they cleaned up their toys it was "MUSIC" to mommy's ears. They liked that.

Day 4 down & one more to go. . . then it will be our
Camp Tonsofun Field Day with DADDY!