Monday, November 03, 2008

bear hunt

 Reward for taking a flu shot...Starbucks, of course!
After the drinks were gone and there was still WAY too much energy, we decided to go on a bear hunt.


so we climbed around...

and did a lot of running...(u have to love the bouncy hair!)

and more running from bears, of course

then we lurked...around corners

and we were pretty sure we found one in this 'forest'...

but it turns out that B saw one in a tree and "shot it".  what in the world?  we're girls...we don't have guns.  

so i say, "we don't have guns."
b: "no worries mom.  it's only pretend.  see." (waving the pretend gun)
me: "i don't know if it's a good idea to play guns."
b: "mom, it's fine.  no one can get hurt when it's pretend."

so, she shot the bear.  i'm still not sure if i'm happy with the play air gun thingy, but i guess i'll get over it.  in the end, we caught 4 bears and brooke tells me we quit too soon because there were 112 left to find.  oops.

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November is National Adoption Awareness Month!!!
each day (sorry i missed the first two...yikes) i'll be posting something fun or helpful about adoption...and ask away if you have questions.

today, i'm posting the 30 days calendar to do a little adoption promotion in your neck of the woods.  the calendar on today's date says, ask your employer to begin an adoption assistance program at your workplace or a neighbor's workplace.

tidbit for you...with the $10,000 federal tax credit and our employers $5000 adoption assistance program, brooke's adoption cost us less than $5000 out of pocket...and that's significantly less than the cost of my two bio kids!



17 comments:

Susan said...

Oooh, if I go get a flu shot can I join in the Starbucks fun too?

Karen said...

Good lands, I didn't realize you lived in such a heavily populated bear area. ;)

Lori said...

cute pics!

nikkicrumpet said...

What a cute idea of going for a bear hunt. The pictures are adorable!

Kacey R. said...

Where have I been? Your blog looks so pretty! Love the pictures of the girls - what a fab award for the flu shot. I think I will need to treat myself when I get mine - I'm a wimp but it must be done! Ha! Ha! I will really look forward to your adoption awareness info. I have a few people very close to me who may be exploring this option soon and I am so excited about it! :o)

Carrie said...

What do you expect? You get them hopped up on caffeine and then expect them NOT to act like thugs with guns?? HAHAHA

That sounds like so much fun! Can we come next time?

p.s. I am a proud pretend gun owner and a pretty good marksman, if I say so myself!

Carrie said...

p.p.s. Your girls should join the N.P.R.A. I am the president. This month, we are hunting wascally wabbits...

Rhonda said...
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Rhonda said...

Do I get starbucks if I go get my Flu Shot...Im the last one to get it in our household...I hate Shots....Thanks for reminding me about National Adoption month and thanks for stopping by my blog...God Bless

Meredith said...

Love the bear hunting pics... don't worry, with my 4 boys we get lots of pretend guns and light sabers. True, I shudder whenever they take them out, but I'm sure they won't grow up to carry real ones around.

As far as National Adoption month, I have a couple friends working on adoption... I'll have to pass your tips along.

Rebekah said...

Great imaginations

Lorie said...

They are too cute. I hope the flu shot works.

Crystal said...

Looks like you had a blast hunting down those bears. And I would say... that pretend guns are okay, as long as they know that they are tools in real life not toys! LOL. I want some starbucks now!

Man and Kat said...

Bear hunting looks like fun!! Thanks for stopping by our blog!

angie said...

I'm looking forward to your daily adoption tip posts!

The kids looked so cute for Halloween!

Rachel said...

I got a flu shot! Where's my Starbucks? :P

Your girls are precious.

HeatherY said...

The girls are so cute! Nothing more fun then a bear hunt! Looks like they burned off a bunch of energy!