Tag: family time

Fall Outdoor Activities Challenge – Week 5

This week, with Halloween just around the corner, we predictably went to our local pumpkin patch for our weekly fall outdoor activity.  This was a repeat of our less then successful trip to the patch last year when the twins were only 1.5yrs old.  Last year’s story sounds like a hit country song:  ‘Tears in the Pumpkin Patch’.  What a difference a year makes as this year the tears were… Read more →

Fall Outdoor Activities Challenge – Week 1

This week marked the start of Autumn and the FamilyNavigation.com team have started a new challenge.  We don’t have enough going on in our lives I guess.  The Fall Outdoor Activities Challenge is designed as incentive to get outside as a family even as the weather gets cooler and discover your community in the Fall.  There really is a lot to see and do this time of year. … Read more →

Giving Our Five Year Old More Freedom

A little while back we had a family outing to a very nice beach just North of where we live.  It was one nice day in all the terrible rainy weather we had been having, so we thought we better take advantage and do something outside.  The grandparents happened to be in town with their trailer and were accompanied with friends visiting from Australia. … Read more →

Father’s Day Take Two

Tuesday was our Father’s Day do-over and it went a lot better the second time around. I got to choose our activity on Father’s Day and it was no surprise to anyone that I chose to take the family geocaching.   I had the whole day arranged and it would start after breakfast for a morning walk and geocache hiding spree.  After an energetic walk… Read more →

Is it OK to Play Fetch With Kids?

I looked around the park nervously to see if anyone was watching us.  I was happily playing with the kids in the neighbouring park before I realized what game we were actually doing. All three kids had brought their favourite ball and we had started playing catch.  Before long I began throwing the balls down the field so they could run and… Read more →