Saturday, March 08, 2008

We had a super day today! After Ar's tap lesson, we went and helped to clean the church building. (It's nice only having two wards in the building, but it means you get to clean it more!) The kids were a big help. Good old dare devil "Shosh" jumped off the stage. My kids are such monkeys! After that the real fun began. We went on a little drive through our neighborhood to try our hand at geocaching. We began at our house and followed the directions given to us by Aaron's new GPS. This particular geocache was called, "Ring Around the Rosa." (We live off of Rosa street.) We walked through a park on a path and found where the "treasure" was hidden. We had to be real sneaky because there were lots of other people walking on the path. There are two rules to geocaching, I guess. First, don't let the "muggles" see you. Those are people who don't have a GPS, that could potentially steal the treasure! Second, make sure if you take a treasure, you leave one to replace it. After lots of hunting, Aaron spied it! It was hidden in a black canister that had ivy on it and fake leaves glued to it. We wrote in the little log book and chose our treasure. There was lots of lame little things in there...like a play-dough cookie cutter, and junky toys. We took this cute little kitty made out of beads...pretty much the coolest thing there! We left a new matchbox car. (Thanks to Amy and Keith, we have a life time supply of these!!) Then we played at a park, found earthworms, (Noah's treasure) and went and had Costco hot dogs for lunch. We stopped by REI and then went and sat by the water fountain outside to let the kids get their hands wet. Noah was crawling on the edge just like we told him not to and Josh came up behind him and shoved him in the water. Surprisingly enough, Noah didn't scream, though he was soaked! He was just standing in waist-high water looking rather sheepish! We then came home to get Noe dry clothes! Too bad we didn't have the camera. So fun!!

5 comments:

Grandma Carrot said...

The last time we visited Kelly in Utah, her "boyfriend" at the time was really big on geocashing. We also went on the hunt and found a lame marble but left a Buzz lightyear pez despencer behind. It was so much fun. Wish we had GPS to join in. We loved the baby announcement. I took it to church to brag. Larkin is so darling. Just want to hug her!

Anonymous said...

Geocaching is the best. I went around with a buddy of mine in Salt Lake. The treasures are never that cool but finding them is fun. I've had a GPS on my wish list for some time now. I was thinking that it would be fun to hide our Christmas presents next year and geocache them. At least if I get Aaron thats what I'll do. That would make a hike at black diamond really fun

Michael

SFNielsens said...

That is soooo fun. Does that mean Aaron got his fancy gps that he wanted. I wish I could have seen sweet little Josh shove Noah in. That would have been pretty darn funny. You just can't get mad at little Josh can you Noah. That sounds like a pretty awesome day!

jen said...

That happened to me once. I was at a mall, in January, in Utah. I was walking along the edge of a fountain when my friend came and shoved me in. I fell in on my feet, and my feet immediately slid out from under me, and I was on my butt in the water. I wasn't too happy about it! Sounds like you had a fun day! Aaron, don't lose your GPS! I know you have trouble holding on to electronic gadgets...hee hee :)

meghan said...

I've only been geocashing once. I wish I had more friends that did cool stuff like that. I really enjoyed it.