In an attempt to make my kids’ gift bow hunt a cheerful experience, I couldn’t believe my eyes. Although, I did discover a new tradition.
It is finally summer and I wanted to surprise my kids and tell them that we are going to celebrate Christmas in July this year since we’ve been so cooped up inside.
Early this morning I scampered around the backyard because I wanted to hide a bunch of gift bows all over the place to surprise my kids.
I used colored gift bows and put them all over the trees and found some fun hiding spots.
Gift Bow Hunt
With the sun shining and the smell of fresh-cut grass, it was the perfect time to let them step outside and feel the warm breeze.
My children were very curious and were wondering what mom was up to.
Each of them had to close their eyes until we got outside.
Then it was time to tell them if you can find all of the gift bows including the golden bow we will celebrate Christmas in July!
Each of the kids began to shout for joy and excitement.
In fact, they were so excited the littlest one started to take off.
I had to call him back and say hold on buddy I have to say on the count of 1, 2, 3 you can go.
With all of this in mind, I had the gift bows spread out all over the backyard for a fun gift bow game.
I handed the kids each a bucket and counted to three and said, “Go!”
My oldest grabbed my toddler’s hand and they raced to grab as many bows off the trees they could.
Then, my son found one underneath the picnic table and my middle daughter found one hanging from a plant.
Up to this point, we never celebrated Christmas in July but it all was about to change.
The last bow they were trying to find is the golden bow.
That was hidden really well dangling from a tall tree branch.
There was no way to get to it without knocking it down first.
To my surprise, the kids headed towards the tree the gold bow was daggling in and a bird flew right out of the tree.
At first, my kids had no idea what it was so they all came screaming, lol.
Luckily, it didn’t poop on anyone’s head as it flew past.
If you are anything like me… I am always afraid of birds pooping on my head, lol. :O)
Lastly, all we needed to do was get the golden gift bow down.
Luckily, it was easy. I used the backend of a broomstick and it came down easily.
The kids were ecstatic and were jumping for joy!
“Yay, we get to celebrate Christmas in July!” They shouted with glee.
After much excitement this year we officially started a new tradition!
What sort of traditions do you enjoy doing with your family? We’d love to hear about them in the comments!