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Lego Break!

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We had to take a quick break after lunch and feed the imagination, before continuing with ranch work.

Family Friday – Stop Thief

Stop Thief by Parker Brothers

This past Family Friday, my son chose to play a game…’Stop Thief‘, (Link to a review by the Retroist) by Parker Brothers.

Not a “modern” game by any means, but one that I hung on to from my childhood. Amazingly, my 4 (soon to be be 5) year old son, latched on to it and has surprisingly picked it up rather quickly.

Play the part of detective “Sheerluck Homes,” “Lester Lose O’,” “Mavis Marvel” or “Nanny Harrow.”

Catch criminals like “Bunny & Clod” the petty thieves, “Saul Teen” the safecracker, and “John Doe” the buck passer, by following the clues.

A wonderful game of deduction and laughs for the entire family.

First Family Friday

September 12, 2011 4 comments

This past summer has been crazy….

Due to long hours haying, my wife being gone for eight weeks in CO to become a Two-Star Parelli Professional we have had very little family together time.

My wife and son went on a camping trip for four days…but I had to stay home and hay.

My son and I spent three days at the county fair, showing sheep and horses…but my wife was helping put on a clinic in OR.

Upon my wife’s return from CO last week, we sat down and decided that we needed to set aside some family time and came up with the idea of Family Friday.

Being able to do things together as a family is very important to us and with our son about to turn 5, it is setting in that time waits for no one.

Family Fridays have now been designated as the day or night that we will do some activity together as a family, without distractions, just focusing on us as a family…having fun!

Last Friday was our first, with the entire family back home at the same time.

To start our new tradition, we headed to the mountains for a few hours with the horses. There is nothing better than a peaceful ride as a family, dogs bouncing through the Manzanita, breeze blowing through the trees and the smell of pine in the air.

It was agreed by all, as we headed back to the truck and trailer…Family Friday was a great idea.

Looking forward to this coming Family Friday….

Side Note: We took our ride in forest managed by Sierra Pacific and they are doing an excellent job of maintaining forest health. Nice job Mark Lathrop (@sustainablewood on Twitter)!

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