The adventures of a homeschooling family

Howard and Rachel
Annie, Emma, Sarah, Laura and Adam

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Saturday is a special day

For many of us in the LDS world, Saturday is our only day of the weekend.  All day Sunday is spent at church and at meetings, meetings, meetings, or staying home with the kids while our spouse is at said meetings.  We have a little song about how Saturday is a special day, its the day we get ready for Sunday.  we clean our house, go shopping, etc.Well, in our house, its the only day we can do a family activity.  Forget the cleaning, the house will always need cleaning.  We need to do something fun together. 

Annie and Emma made a suggestion box.  We all filled it up with ideas and the kids take turns picking one.  Today was a treasure hunt.  After our weekly trip to spend exorbitant amounts of money at a home improvement store, we got down to business.  I made up, printed and hid the clues.  Howard picked the treasure.  The girls were all over the house trying to figure out the clues.  Two of them they just couldn't figure out.  "I am hiding where you wash your hair"  The silly girls were looking in the shampoo bottles, ignoring the clue hanging on the hose of the shower head.  The other one, "I cannot tell a lie, and I don't really have wooden teeth, but I do have a clue"  They had no idea what it was.  Howard and I were staring at our picture and figurine of George Washington and it still took some time.  I guess we will have to study the father of our country more!  They finally found their prize, an assorted bag of Reese's candies.  Yum.

 We don't know what next week will bring, family activity wise.  Saturday is once again a special day.


Helen & Bill said...

What a great idea. You guys are geniuses!

Bec and Doug said...

Sounds like a blast.

Diamond said...

You guys are too cool! What fun.