What adventures would you like to have this year?
Here is the list for 2012:
1. Pirate Adventure
It was supposed to be fulfilled at the Blackbeard Pirate Festival in Hampton, but we ended up being out of town. Since we missed it last year - and all 4 still think it would be fun to have a swashbuckling good time - we are gonna try for this year!
2. A treasure hunt
We accomplished this in June....basically a simple scavenger hunt where the booty was a box with candy. :)
4. Busch Gardens
Courtesy of Busch Gardens' amazing program Here's to the Heroes, we were able to visit the park for free for one day. They allow one active duty military member and up to 3 dependents in FREE once every season. We had the time of our lives. The park opened at 10 - and we were there at 10:15. We stayed until they closed at 9....and were one of the last cars to leave the parking lot. It was an AMAZING day. String Bean rode her first adult roller coaster and LOVED it; Jumping Bean and Bitty Bean were big enough for all of the kid rides; and even Boy Bean got in on the action! (In between napping in the stroller.) It is such a family friendly park - I am extremely thankful for their support of the military.
5. Go to a ballet OR take ballet lessons
6. Hiking AND...
In August we hiked the Linville Gorge. It was a blast. The kids loved being in the woods and hunting for signs of critters and getting hiking sticks and having Mommy periodically freak out that they were going to plummet off the edge of a cliff.
7. Sleep in a tent in the woods
We did NOT camp in a tent (which all girls made sure I remembered.), we slept in a cabin because, well, My Love LOVES me. :)
String Bean and Jumping Bean did, however, sleep in a tent in our yard in September. I am counting that as a complete check mark.
8. Visit a Farm
In April we visited Hunt Club Farm and had a blast! They have a petting zoo, a place to picnic, and plenty of hay to play in so you have every inch of your body itching. Complete fun was had by all.
(My heathens probably breaking numerous rules)
10. Picnic in Williamsburg
This was a fun one. I made a whole stack of chicken and cheese quesadillas, some homemade salsa, filled mason jars with pink lemonade, grabbed a bag of chips - and we were good to go.
In May (before My Love started workups) we picked a Saturday and made the drive to Colonial Williamsburg. We picnicked and then just walked around.
11. Climbing Wall
(Me and my String Bean on the climbing wall)
(Bitty Bean on the climbing wall....no pictures of Jumping Bean because she moved too much!)
12. See a Waterfall up close
13. Frog hunting
I have no idea where this came from. We didn't do it.
Thankfully, one set of grandparents live close to a field with horses in it...and since the girls really just wanted to see one up close, this was accomplished!
15. Snow Skiing
Didn't happen. Was never going to happen. But I appreciate them dreaming. :)
16. Go to work with Daddy
This actually didn't happen! Maybe 2013....
First - I can't believe you read all the way to the end.
Second - I think it is pretty clear our kids like adventure!