Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Grandma Camp Rain Day

Last Saturday -- my original plan was to go into town for Family Fun Day at Fejerary Park in Davenport, Iowa. We've never done this before -- but they advertised craft activities, refreshments and musical entertainment. Yes...that would have been fun...but it got rained out.

The weather was cold and wet. The rain had been coming down in buckets for hours...

I told the kids we'd have an indoor-daytime Slumber Party. That'll be fun, right? We all put on pajamas, I plugged in a DVD movie, and made some popcorn.

Lilly and I both enjoyed Emma Roberts in the 2007 Nancy Drew movie....but Warren fell asleep.
When Uncle Ross is here, I don't have to worry about the entertainment...
It was just me and the two kids...and after six hours -- they were bored. And cranky.

That's when I remembered how much fun they had doing the Easter scavenger hunt!

 Lilly enjoyed READING the clues...
And Warren enjoyed finding the treasures...

In the interest of KEEPING IT SIMPLE...I quickly listed TEN things for them to find. I gave the list to Lilly, who's job was to READ it. Warren's job was to carry the totebag to put things in...and count whenever necessary. Then I set the oven timer for 5 minutes...
  1. Tootbrush
  2. Six Kleenex
  3. Three Red things.
  4. Four things with wheels
  5. A letter from the alphabet
  6. 15 pennies
  7. A Swimsuit
  8. A flip flop
  9. Something green
  10. A flower napkin

If they managed to find everything before the timer went off -- their prize was a brownie with ice cream.

But, when they did beat the clock -- they didn't care one bit about the prize. They just wanted to DO IT AGAIN, GRANDMA...DO IT AGAIN...


  1. Rita -- Thank you for the great idea! SueZ

  2. Brilliant!! I'm going to have to remember that one... Sue in the basement:)

  3. Mom used to hide marbles or pencils around the house in plain site. Now, my Mom kept the house in perfect condition. Nothing was out of place. Even so, it was hard to find marbles or pencils sitting in plain site. We had a blast!