Every year from March through May this hill has a blanket of purple flowers on it. I have come here with friends and family to take photos- as do most of the people who live in this neighborhood.

This year it occured to me and my son that there might be another fun activity to be had on this slick, soft purple pad of flowers.....
"Extreme Flower Frolic!"

It works quite well.

We did also take the annual purple flower photos, and I am once again convinced that I am the luckiest girl in the world. I have two boys who love me dearly, and who will turn a family photo session in to an extreme sport.

Toy Tagging...

Tip-toe-ing up the stairs to a friend's front door....Toy in hand. It's hard to keep from giggling.

Have you found a tiny toy when you got home from work or school? Are you discovering smiling little friends in places you wouldn't expect? Perhaps you've been "toy tagged"- it's the newest fad- the coolest way to recycle.

Toy Tagging day 3

Still having fun with the toy tagging thing. But in addition to leaving toys in the field by our home for people to happen upon, there are other toys mysteriously appearing.... has it happened to you?
Can you see Buzz?

There is a little guy at the bottom of this pole:

I like these plants better with surprises inside:

another mutant turtle:

Toy Tagging Day 1

I live next to the power lines. Rumor has it that they cause cancer. I don't know about that, I think the black mold on my decaying floor will hurt us sooner. There are some good things about living next to the power lines. One being that it provides us with a big empty field to play soccer or throw baseballs or watch the cat chase critters. Now they put this bike path in, which is a great thing for skating and radio control cars.

Recently my boy had to clean his room, and there were toys he was no longer playing with that weren't necessarily good enough to give to charity but we didn't want to dump them in the trash either. We decided to go "toy tagging" down the bike path. Toy tagging is fun- little kids who pay attention to detail and are low to the ground find the toys and get all HAPPY! We've watched them from our bedroom window- like toy tag spies.

Going for walks at night and hiding toys around the neighborhood is so much fun with a 9 year old boy. We giggle. We dash from hiding spot to hiding spot. We look the next day to see if the toys are still there. Good Clean Fun!
Can you see the toy on the pole?

It's Hans Solo!

What about the friend in the tall grass?

It's a "Happy Meal" frog!
More toy tag blogs to follow soon. We're not done yet.

Toy Tagging day 2

Scootering down the bike path to hide toys is fun as well. Maybe the helmet will protect him from the power line radiation? There is a tiny turtle in this picture that suffered from Radiation problems, can you see him?

He's right here:

And another Star Wars guy is ready to attack:
This is our neighbor's tree:
We saw the gardeners notice Shrek, but they didn't remove him! He is still there- we check every day.

I suppose this is all evidence that I let my child eat at McDonald's much more than I should.. But we are probably having much more fun than most people I know with these toys.