Ella acts out much of her day as if it's an episode of Dora the Explorer. She pretends she is different animals such as a baby puppy dog (her words, not mine) and a baby gorilla, and whenever we're getting ready to go somewhere she sings. 'Come-on Come-on-os (correct lyrics - come on, vamanos)! Everybody let's go! Come on let's get to it, I know that we can do it! Where are we going [clap clap clap] to the basement!' Starting to get the picture?
So, this morning when Adam came into the house and handed Ella this treasure map...
|Counter-clockwise starting on the right: deck and deck stairs, green hose with 'waterfall', brown swing, very colourful swing set/slide/sandbox, grey box representing the garage|
...and asked if she wanted to follow the map to find a treasure, it felt like just another day living with an explorer. Props to Adam for organizing and setting this adventure up all on his own! You earned your Father's Day card this year :D
Let's look at the adventure, shall we.
|Ella was adamant about wearing her 'tippy toe' sandals. Here she is getting ready to go on the treasure hunt. Map is close by!|
|One last skim over the map to be sure she knows where she's going.|
|Here's a better look at Adam's waterfall contraption|
|Next stop on the treasure hunt is the swing. They had to swing 5 times. You can see Ella's finger up as she's counting the swings. Fleecie also met them at this check point.|
|Next it's time to run through the towels. That wasn't on the map, but it's still fun to do.|
|Digging away...completely in the wrong spot.|
|Finally found something!|
|A jar of jelly beans! She actually held still for a second so I could get this shot.|
|Generously sharing with Mommy and Daddy (mine was already chewed up and swallowed by this point - I don't fool around when it comes to jelly beans).|
|Enjoying her hard-earned treasure.|
Also - check out these pigtails!!
Thanks for reading!