Thursday, May 29, 2008

Memorial Day Weekend

This is Jack as Indiana Jones. Grandpa Kern had just bought the Indiana Jones trilogy before we came up. Jack has been dying to see an Indiana Jones movie since he has seen the commercials and his face on every box of cereal, crackers, etc. So he watched 2 of the 3 while we were there, and from then on he was "Indiana Jone's" He even borrowed one of grandpa K's hats. He told me what he wanted for his birthday (which changes daily if not hourly), an Indiana Jones outfit. But not a real whip, just a pretend whip. I don't know about that one.

When Jack wasn't being "Indiana Jones" he loved being helper to his Dad, Grandpa Kern, and Grandpa Manwaring.Grandpa Manwaring came with us to help with the rock installation, but he was also a huge help taking kids on 4 wheeler rides, wildflower picking, and wagon rides!
Grandma Kern had a great idea to turn the empty boxes into cars. We used paper plates for wheels and steering wheels. the kids decorated them. We even made keys for them. Then we put them on Grandpa Kern's new wagon and had a parade past Grandma's window to show them off. Emily's car had glitter and a trunk.
Sam is the one that decided we needed keys for them if they were going to "work". He was fun to just watch. He would get so lost in the game of the cars.
Of course Jack had to make a "spaceship" instead of a car.


SKH said...

I say spring for the whip! .... I love the cars, I remember making cars that would entertain me for literally weeks. The sad thing is, I think I was like 13 or 14 at the time

Cheryl said...

What an awesome time! Where is your cabin? It looks like a wonderful place to get away from it all!!