Weekend Adventure Roundup

This week I'm trying something new to keep me honest and updating the blog/website regularly.  During the week we are often inundated with adulting and other commitments that don't allow for activities or adventures that might take some time to see through until the end.  The weekend however is the perfect time to plan for or have spontaneous adventures.  We try to make a point to do at least a couple of special fun things with our minions each weekend.

Going forward, I will do my best to recap the past weekend of adventures along with any photographic or video proof we collect along the way.

On that note, this past weekend:

1. Our oldest minion ran his first fun run

Our oldest minion was entered into a fun run around a local park.  Considering this was for children of up to ten years of age, it was all about the fun.  He did great (ran the course 1.5 times even) and had a great time.  Plus, there were icies at the end!

The next day the CFO competed in the adult version of the fun run in the form of a 5K and did awesome as well.

2. Camping Attempt - Part 2

Last summer I tried camping outside in the back yard with our son when he was 3 years old.  I don't think he was quite ready at that point.  Due to the excitement of something new, he could not sit still at the tent and we ended up coming inside at about 10pm. 

This time however, he was ready for camping (and marshmallows).  Fun was hand, many marshmallows were eaten, bedtime stories were read aloud and the flashlight got a workout, mostly in dad's eyes.  At the end of all that, he fell asleep within a few minutes of getting in his sleeping bag.  The next morning we both woke up and went out for a special breakfast to celebrate a successful camping adventure!

3. Astrophotography Attempt (keyword: attempt)

I've always been fascinated by those long exposure shots of the Milky Way galaxy and thought it would be fun to include that in our camping adventure.  I think it was a combination of my sub-par photography skills and an excess of ambient light that led to the sub-par results, but it was fun trying it.  We'll just have to have many more camping trips to practice.

4. Supporting our local fire department

We all attended a local fundraiser for our fire department.  There were tons of games and face painting for the kids along with food (ice cream!) for everyone.  It was a lot of fun to watch the minions playing all kinds of different games.  Our youngest was hailed a hero after putting out a 5-alarm fire all on her own (well, maybe a little help from a fireman)!

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