outdoor fun

Exercise your body — with a frisbee

Don’t you want to tell your kids to just “go outside and play, already?” Do you hear, “But, there’s nothing to do”? Well, how about some Frisbee fun then! Getting active with kids is all about the fun. First, show your child how to turn the Frisbee into the body, and pitch it out flat. Practice that a bit. Now you’re ready for Frisbee Action. Grab a stick, use a tree, aim for a fence and throw. Call it what you will but I call it target practice. (Or Frisbee Golf when you get good.) My kids favorite is one child holds a hula hoop while the other tries to get the Frisbee through the hoop. I suggest a soft Frisbee for when it hits your child in the head. Ouch. It happens. Family Fun suggested a game with two Frisbees – basically the object is t...

A camping essential

With summer winding down, we’re trying to take advantage of the wonderful camping Colorado has to offer.  A couple of weekends ago, we went on an overnight camping trip. How did it go? Well, the short and sweet answer: Awesome! But… You’ll probably wonder what’s wrong with me after you read the long answer… It all started out innocently enough. We’d planned a weekend getaway with another family, and we couldn’t wait! We were in the midst of hosting out-of-state visitors, but they were scheduled to leave our house on Saturday morning, and we’d head out right after them. And then my hubby looked at the weather report. Doh! It did not look good, but it didn’t look as bad as it could. Typically, we snub our noses and laugh at anything lower than a 60% chance of rain…and...