Back at Christmas time I was extremely busy. One day I was trying to get all of the neighborhood gifts ready to be delivered and the kids were just driving me crazy and I couldn't get done what I needed to. So Rob decided we needed to find something for them to do. He decided to send them on a scavenger hunt. He made up a list of things for them to either find or do. The list was crazy things that we thought they would never finish but would keep them busy for a while. We also told them if they finished it before 2 hours they would get a reward. So they headed out with this list.
1. Bird Nest
2. Stray Cat (it was to be brought home and shown to us)
3. 4 Feathers
4. 1 Red Rock
5. 1 Dead Spider
6. Do 1 chore for Steve and Ellen (our next door neighbors)
7. Take cookies to the neighbors
8. Find a mouse for Kitty Cow (our cat) (we were sure this would never happen)
They had to bring all the things home and show us so we knew they really did it. I never thought they would catch a stray cat, or find a mouse, and possible wouldn't be able to get to a nest. We have a lot in our trees but I knew they couldn't get up to them. What do you know....THEY FINISHED THE LIST! They found a nest across the street that had fallen out of the tree. They brought home a stray cat (it may have belonged to someone but it didn't have a collar and we hadn't seen it before so we counted it as a stray. They went next door and did chores. Ellen had written to give them bonus points because all 4 had done a chore. They got their feathers from Steve. He gave them pheasant feathers from his pheasant pen. They found all the other things except the mouse but headed out to deliver cookies and on the way back found a mouse in the neighbors lawn. We were shocked they were able to do the whole list. I'll tell you what...We have some seriously ADVENTUROUS kids. They keep us on our toes for sure. Oh, and just in case you are wondering...don't worry...the cookies were all wrapped up and they still washed their hands before delivering. Don't want you to think I was sending out contaminated cookies!!!!