Sunday, March 6, 2011

Geocaching With a Side of Birthday Cake

This weekend was Mary's (Tim's mom) birthday, and we took it as a good excuse to visit Savannah!  We enjoyed a full weekend of visiting with our wonderful family, got to see a great concert by Call the Cops (the AWESOME band that played at our wedding), and went with our nieces and nephew.  Geocaching, simply put, is treasure hunting with a GPS system.  Basically all the girls needed to know was that we were going on a treasure hunt.  Mary, Penny (Tim's sister), and our nieces and nephew (Ava, Sophia, and Joey) and I set out on Skidaway Island to find our treasure.

Penny and Joey excited to go geocaching

Joey didn't last very long :)

Uncle Tim, Ava, and Sophia

We forgot that even though the GPS compass says 0.5 mi west, when you're at a state park you can't blaze a straight trail to the geocache.  We were a group of tired kids and adults at the end of it but we had a great time.  And we found our treasure!

During the weekend we celebrated Mary's...echhem...35th birthday. The giant gift bag we used for Mary's gift turned out to be to the toy of the day. Ava and Sophia took turns climbing into the bag, covering themselves with the tissue paper and jumping out to yell "SURPRISE"! They played with it all weekend, repeating these steps probably 100 times. I couldn't believe the bag held up.

Silly Girl #1

Silly Girl #2

And no, you're not going blind, the pictures are fuzzy. I don't have the talent of making a 4-year-old and 2-year-old stop moving so Aunt Amy can take a picture :). We also enjoyed some yummy yummy birthday cake. It was a great weekend!

Yummy Amaretto Chocolate Castle Cake
"Maga Mary" blowing out her candles...Sophia helped

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