Thursday, April 16, 2009

Letter Boxing

Today my mom and I took my cousin Caitlin and the girls to Winchester and the arboretum to try our hand at Letterboxing. I sense a new addiction coming on. Basically you go to the website www.letterboxing.org and pick your region of intrest, print out the clues and find these little plastic containers with *handmade* stamps and a log of some sort. You bring your notebook and personal stamp, stamp their book with your stamp and your book with their stamp and thats it. Sounds lame? It was actually insanely fun. Plus we saw areas of the arboretum we have never seen before. Its a bit of a scavenger hunt of sorts really. And it adds a bit of purpose to a hike or trip to the park. So Anastasia and Isabel are a little young but this would be SUPREME for older kids and silly grown ups who never grew up....
It was so refreshing to have a nice day after all this rain. We were told the girls were exposed to strep over the weekend so I took them to the Dr. on Tuesday to make sure they don't have it and thankfully they don't. The doctor did find Anastasia has 2 ear infections again!! This is the third time this year and she never had them until this year. Its so frustrating!!! The weirdest part was that she didn't seem sick at all except for a runny nose of green snot! Yuck. And Isabel got a few shots so the past couple days have been extra fussy but I did utilize nap time to its full potential and ended up with this:

Very quick, easy and matching skirts for the girls. Now I just need this warm weather to continue so they can wear them! :) And a shot of the model who sat still enough for an indoor picture:
And of course a matching head band:

5 comments:

Annie said...

Adorable! Very Jan Brett-ish. :) A friend of Martin's from his work does this thing with his wife that sounds like letter boxing, except it's for grownups and you use a GPS system. It sounds very cool, and exactly what you said--a good way to see parts of towns/parks/hikes that you wouldn't normally see. Oh, I just asked Martin; he says it's called "Geo Caching." They both sound fun!

Clare said...

Yeah it is even more fun than it sounds. It feels very adventurous like you are part of a secret community! I have heard of Geo Caching but have no GPS so I will stick to my old fashioned compass! :)

Laura said...

What a cute little model you have! The skirts are just adorable! HOw did you make the headband? I'd love to do ones for my toddler and newborn!

The American Homemaker said...

I've heard about letter boxing, but never tried it. It sounds like fun.

Kelly said...

I love those skirts. You should really open an etsy shop.