Monday, August 31, 2015

Camp Preston

First week of holidays the boys and I were at the cabin.

It was a good time for the most part.  It sucked a bit because Brad wasn't there.  The fun was also dampened because my friends Courtney and Dale were really busy working the fields for combining, so I didn't get to see them.

But the boys and I made the best of it.  We did tons of activities, a few highlights were:

Bean Whips:
Hide 2 jellybeans in a plate of whip cream.  Boys have to find the beans with their hand behind their backs:

Logan won by just eating the whip cream.  Zach was trying to root around and find them, which took much longer (and was way messier!)

I have been wanting to make a life size jenga for awhile. I finally did it.  Brad cut the boards for me.  Zach and I spent a good couple hours sanding them down.  If you don't sand them, the wood is too rough and they won't slide (necessary for Jenga)

Duct Tape Wallets/Bags:
Super easy.  Download some duct tape patterns and buy fun printed duct tape and go to town...

Coffee Can Stilts:
Get two large coffee cans, drill holes in either side(with the open end down) and run some rope through. Boys walked around on them and had a blast.

Tic Tac Toe:
We went down to the river and found a bunch of flat rocks.  The boys painted them up.  In the meantime I went and chainsawed a slice of a log (Felt pretty bada$$ doing that let me tell you)

I painted the tic tac toe board and voila!

Treasure Hunts:
Go to Home Depot and get some paint chip samples.  Boys went out around the cabin and had to match the colors on the samples to those in nature...  fun!
Wacky Suppers:
Put a bunch of cooking utensils in a bag (potato masher, spatula etc).  The boys had to reach in and grab one and that became their dinner utensil.  Zach got the potato masher and Logan got a noodle ladle thing:

We did tons more activities like Mentos explosions, Egg science experiments, jelly bean races, exploding bags (Vinegar and Baking soda in Ziploc Bags... Shake and throw!), Go cart drag races...

By the end of the week, we were all pretty bagged and decided to pack it in and come home.  it was nice to get away from the city for awhile, but it always feels good to be back home.


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