On Monday we lead our newly formed Letterboxing Club on it's first outing. We followed the clues to try and find 9 letterboxes. We managed to locate 5 of them, which I consider a pretty successful day, since we were letterboxing in a highly used park, and letterboxes in those sorts of places tend to go missing more frequently than boxes in more remote locales. We actually had a really nice day for our trip, especially considering how the rest of the week went.
That night, despite the drizzle (and partly because of it), we burned a bunch of wood from our recent clearing out of one of our outdoor storage areas. Zoo Boy suggested S'mores, so I ran down to the local corner store and grabbed a stale bag of marshmallows and their last 3 Hershey bars (they've not put up S'mores supplies yet, as the weather's not been very campfire-conducive so far -- in fact, the only box of Graham Crackers they had on their shelf was more outdated than the expired box I had at home, so I went with our box!). I also ran into the Packie next door to grab a few Mike's for The Man and myself. Here's The Map Man enjoying a warm spot by the fire with his treats.
J roasts a marshmallow -- the kids were already in their PJs when they realized we had a good roasting fire going, so they donned sweatshirts, raincoats, and rain boots and came out to join us. Fires and S'mores are a summertime tradition with us, and the fact that it was cold and raining didn't dampen their enthusiasm to jump-start the season!
After finishing his second S'more, he looked up to the cosmos and declared, while rain splashed on his face, "What a GREAT night!"
The rest of our week was on the quiet side. We finished up our Sage cycle (which I already blogged about separately), visited the library, had a couple of play dates, took a few family walks, then celebrated our extended family's holiday with them.
So a quiet week (compared to usual, anyway), but a fun and rewarding one!