Just a few of our costume favorites from Weeks 1 and 2! Great creativity and lots of hard work!
- superhero ______________________
- adjective _______________________
- age of grandparent _______________
- verb __________________________
- woodworking tool ________________
- type of dance ____________________
- describe a frog ___________________
- zoo animal ______________________
- illness __________________________
- breakfast food ____________________
- body part _______________________
- describe a monster ________________
- kitchen cleaner ___________________
- activity _________________________
- part of body ______________________
- famous actor ______________________
- color ____________________________
- type of flower _____________________
- article of clothing __________________
- strong emotion ____________________
- adjective ________________________
Now … apply your words to the story below about a family trip to Lake Rudolph. Try to keep from laughing as you read your story!
Lake Rudolph Camping Trip
It was finally here … our annual family vacation to Lake Rudolph! Dad spent the entire morning acting like _____________ (1), running from room to room and packing our _______________ (2) camping gear. It only took him ______ (3) years to get it all rounded up. I could already tell this was going to be a ____________ (4) trip.
We got all of ten miles down the road before he remembered that he’d forgotten the _____________ (5). No clue what he needed that for! He muttered something about getting one at the Camp Store and onward we drove.
Two hundred miles and a ______________ (6) or two later, we finally arrived at Lake Rudolph. I couldn’t even describe how happy I was to be there. I felt like kissing a ____________ (7) ___________ (8)!
We drove down to our Rudolph’s Christmas Cabin and began unpacking. Mom suddenly came down with a case of ____________ (9). We decided it was a side effect of the ______________ (10) she had for breakfast that morning. Boy am I glad I didn’t eat any. Her _____________ (11) turned bright purple with orange spots. Weird! She looked like a _____________ (12) monster, so I hightailed it out of there and headed to the pool. Dad stayed behind to disinfect everything she touched with_____________ (13). Just in case it was remotely contagious.
While _______________ (14) at the pool my ___________ (15) started to burn so I put on sunscreen. That taken care of, I scanned the crowd and started to people watch. I thought I saw _______________________ (16), but it was just some dude that looked like him. #WhyDon’tIEverSeeFamousPeople
Back to people watching. Yikes! Mom flopped down beside me wearing ___________ (17) lipstick with ______________ (18) in her hair. I don’t think she was fully recovered because she began to eat her ____________ (19) and then started ____________ (20) hysterically. Must be the fever. I loaded her up in the golf car and we went back to our cabin. Dad sent her to bed to recover.
Mom was better by morning and back to her ______________ (21) self. We played mini golf, swam in the pool, and decorated for the golf car parade later that night. Our family vacation was back to normal. Thank goodness!
**If you’d like, email us your story and we may share it on our blog or Facebook. Send your story to email@example.com. Have fun!
Break out your crayons! By the way, this isn’t just a kid activity … Mom and Dad should get in on the fun too. Have a coloring contest with your family.
Here’s a fun Rudy and Santa coloring page for you. We’d love it if you shared a photo of your finished product on our Facebook page. 🙂
Download and print a PDF of the coloring page by clicking here. You can see a photo of the coloring page below.
Love seeing all the creative costumes and decorations for your golf cars. Keep it up!
So we talked on Facebook about how my daughter and I roasted starbursts last week. Had a few people ask how we did it … so I thought we’d throw that up on the blog for you.
- Roasting skewers (long ones are best so you’re not too close)
- Bag of starbursts (you could get just the individual sleeve of them, but we needed more) 🙂
Unwrap starburst. Push onto skewer until it goes through the other side. It gets pretty bubbly and slides around so make sure it’s pushed through there good.
Hold over the fire for about ten seconds or so. I lost count. We roasted ours until they started to bubble and changed into a deeper color. Remove from fire and let cool to the touch. They’re ooey, gooey and crunchy. Which is an interesting combination. Outside gets crunchy and inside is gooey.
What’s your favorite flavor? Ours was pink and red. Yum!
Trying out the new gem mining equipment!
New gem mining equipment has arrived. I’m so excited; I feel just like an old prospector. Where’s my hat and pick ax? Oh, and my pan?!
We think you’re going to love the new additions!
We’ve had our share of the white stuff lately … though not as much as other areas see on a regular basis. One thing I remember from snow days at home is my mom making snow ice cream. Thought I’d share that recipe!
Snow Ice Cream
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup milk
- Roughly 8 cups clean snow (or shaved ice)
- Sprinkles, optional
Whisk sugar, salt, vanilla, and milk in a large mixing bowl until combined. Add in your snow. You need around 8 cups, more or less depending on the consistency of the snow.
Once it’s stirred in you want an ice cream type consistency. So add until you achieve that. Should be fluffy and easy to scoop. Not runny!
It melts fairly quick so serve it up! Add sprinkles if you like.
*Eat snow at your own risk. If you’re worried, use shaved ice. And for goodness sake avoid yellow snow! 🙂
My little girl, who just turned two this month, loves to read. She also loves to come with Mommy when I work during Halloween Weekends. I think she really just loves the treats and golf car.
I’ve been searching for fun camping books we can read to get ready for the season. Wanted to share a few that I came across … they’re in no particular order. I’ll let you know later if they’re “Addison Approved” or not. 🙂
- A Camping Spree with Mr. Magee by Chris Van Dusen. Mr. Magee and his trusty dog, Dee, are enjoying a peaceful camping trip when all of a sudden they find themselves plunging down a mountain and teetering on the edge of a huge waterfall! How will they find their way out of this slippery situation?
- OLIVIA Goes Camping by Alex Harvey. Olivia is super excited to have her best friend come along on her family camping trip. However Francine is not a huge fan of the Great Outdoors and is less than excited about the mud, the bugs, and the idea of sleeping in a tent. It’s up to Olivia to help Francine get in touch with her inner nature lover in this funny story that’s based on an episode.
- Just Camping Out by Mercer Mayer. Love the “Little Critter” books. Little Critter’s little sister goes on a daredevil night of camping in their backyard-and even spends the night in the tent all by herself.
- S Is for S’mores: A Camping Alphabet by Helen Foster James. Next to baseball and fireworks on the Fourth of July, nothing else seems as American as the family camping trip. From what to pack, where to go, and what to do when you get there.
- Curious George Goes Camping by Margret & H.A. Rey. George tries to be helpful, but he of course just ends up upsetting a nearby camper. As he’s hiding in the woods, he meets a forest creature who catapults the mischievous monkey into a chain of even more outrageous events!
- Toasting Marshmallows: Camping Poems by Kristine O’Connell George. Everything that happens when you go camping can be an adventure, from getting dressed inside your sleeping bag on a chilly morning to meeting a moose to sharing secrets in a tent at night.
If you share any of these with your kids let me know what you, and they, think!