Easter 2014 April 21, 2014 By Karen Andrews 2 Comments Hello! You are welcome to subscribe to my updates for free. Happy reading!It was quiet. Very, very quiet. Thanks mostly to a combination of my not feeling particularly well, and a chilly change in the weather that, while expected and typical, always arrives with a adjustment period that can be hard. So we stayed close to home, watched lots of movies, and chipped away at that mountain that is Getting The House Ready For New Floorboard Installation (In The Areas Not Done Yet)(This part is already finished, if you’re interested). But the kids didn’t care about any of that. They were only interested in chocolate – and chocolate they got. A new thing we did venture out to try was geocaching – and we’ve got a bunch of complete converts now. In our local neighbourhood, on the tracks and paths, even outside our library, secret geocaches are there, waiting to be found. Treasures you’d normally walk right past. Here are the kids at the site of the first treasure, hidden inside a knothole of a dead tree, and found by Adam. I’m going to get braggy and say I found the second one, which I did, and it was cleverly hidden, so I was strutting around thinking I was the heir and successor of Sherlock Holmes. Keira found the third and last of our expedition, thus putting the fire into Riley to discover some next time. Cheap, active fun! School is back tomorrow (for us) and my holiday make-your-own challenge was completed as of Friday. The kids really enjoyed it. I was surprised, but Keira – in particular – loves having structure, and so a little activity each day did her the world of good. Here they are from left to right: Bounce (at Bounce), Draw (on iPads), Learn (how to reserve books at the library) and See (activities at our local YMCA on Good Friday). Will definitely be doing that again! I hope you had a happy Easter break x Karen AndrewsKaren Andrews is the creator of Miscellaneous Mum. This is one of the most established and well-respected parenting blogs in the country and is a two-time finalist in the Best Australian Blogs competition. She is also an author, award-winning writer, poet, editor and publisher at Miscellaneous Press. Is an exercise junkie (when she finds the time). « My 2,000th post for my daughter on her 10th birthdayHappy 65th Wedding Anniversary »Comments rachel says April 21, 2014 at 8:43 pm We love geocaching too!!!!! Reply Karen Andrews says April 22, 2014 at 9:34 am It’s the best! Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name * Email * Website Comment You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong> Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.