I made new chore charts for the kids because their old chore routine was getting a little boring. I basically used the old template and just changed the colors, bible verses, and chores. It only costs about $3 to get it laminated and for the magnetic strips so I will probably make a new one every couple of months for a year or so. Oh I HAVE to tell this story...I was out shopping with the kids on friday. We were at FYE because I had a good coupon for a used DVD. James saw this toy and thought it was cool. Then after looking at it a little longer, he declared, "wow, $16, that would be a BIG waste of money when I am saving up to buy my bike." I am so glad that the kids are learning something with this system.
After going to home depot we went for a walk on the boardwalk through the swamps in our town. It was fun and refreshing but didn't see much swamp-life as the water was still frozen. We had planned on taking a hike on the trails near our house but it got too late after the kids naps. We did end up doing our first grill-out of the season even though it was dark and raining. I think we are in a hurry for spring to arrive!