But hey, we got clean closets out of the whiney, mopey, slow process, and then we were ready for some real fun…
Hiking the tough side of this mountain my friend and I hiked last spring.
The one with the double-black diamond warning at the trail-head.
My kids may have never spoken to me again for putting them through this “torture,” but since we did it with friends that “extremely difficult” hike was pretty jubilant.
Love this friend who got us there.
We are hiking the Grand Canyon this spring so we’ve got to get in gear over here!
…there we go.
The team had a great win that had to be celebrated with In and Out.
In other Fall Break news, Lucy and her friend decided to have two contests.
One was for art, and one was for “baking.”
They interviewed our family very seriously for the “jobs,” asking us about our prior judging experience and where we feel our expertise lies.
In the end I was the proud winner to be the judge of the art competition.
And I’m not gonna lie, that’s a tough sell since these girls are both pretty outstanding artists.
So they had to be awarded different very equal awards. I can’t remember exactly which one got which, but clearly Lucy wasn’t over-the-moon about the type of award I gave her:
They made some elaborate creations with the theme of “beach scene” for the contest:
Quite impressive imaginations and usage of food I must say.
Here they are explaining their creations to the “judge” and her helpers (a friend and a little toddler she was babysitting).
I don’t have a final picture but I think they both came out winners on that one as well.
It was a great little break from school, especially since we got a full week plus the following Monday off.
But I still wasn’t ready to get back to work the next day, dang it!
Maybe I need to home-school these kids of mine…