Sunday, January 3, 2010

Breaking for Fun

Winter break isn't just about the holidays. It's also a chance to do some really fun winter activities while the kids are out of school and Joe and I are both not too busy with work.

Believe it or not, in all the the times my Mom and George have been down here for visits, we had yet to take them into the park. So the weekend after Christmas, that is exactly what we did. The kids and I had done the Barker Dam trail last spring (which coincidently I believe I never got a chance to post pictures) but Joe had yet to experience it and it happens to be one of my favorites - mildly strenuous, tons of rock scrambling and some actual water!

A couple days later, we still hadn't gotten our fill of Joshua Tree so we went to the Jumbo Rocks campground for some super-sized rock scrambling.

On Wednesday we took the kids to play minature golf for the first time and it was just as fun as we imagined. Jadyn needed a little bit of help with her swing from Daddy and Jake immediately went into ultra-competitive mode but we didn't actually keep score. Trying to get the ball into the hole, the kids looked more like they were playing hockey than golf, but again the point is that we had fun.

And with that said, any extra time we have had on break has been spent as a family at home. We have spent a lot of time watching movies, playing video games (especially the new WiiFit Plus and Super Mario Bros) and playing outside on the kids new bikes (the kids, not Joe and I). And now, winter break is almost over. At least we can say we made the most of it!

1 comment:

Carrie77 said...

Love Jadyn's panda outfit from Gymbo! I have yet to take Nathan to play mini golf... The rock photos are amazing... I'll have to check out the Wii Fit plus, my friend just got into a House Party from Wii and she got a free wii fit game that has a camera that tracks your moves...I can't remember the name of it, though...