Wendell and Harlie have a sticker chart.. when they do things they are suppose to like eat supper well, pick up their toys when asked, let me comb their hair/put ponies in (Harlie), or whatever comes up at the moment then they get a sticker. That sticker goes on the sticker chart and once it's filled in they get a prize.
Anyways...this last time I decided once they filled it in they would get a surprise and that was us taking them to the "amusement park" on Airline Hwy. that has the jumping pillow, go carts, batting cages, and mini golf. Since the location is very close to a few places we go regularly I decided to blind fold Wendell as I did not want the repeated question of if we could go there anytime we were somewhat driving by. And it was kind of fun since it was a "surprise" anyways.
I think the pictures pretty much say it all. We had a great time, although it did cost some $$, it was a fun surprise. Wendell really, really, really wants to go back so we are going to try and go back before they close for the season.
Phil coined it an "amusement park" when Wendell kept asking what kind of place it was. We're not really sure what you would call it so amusement park for now... on a much smaller scale.
An my title was prize or surprise because Wendell calls either one a "prize", sometimes it's hard knowing what he is talking about as they do have two totally different meanings.
Have you surprised your kids lately?
** funny story, we were on our way home the other day and I informed Wendell that Grandma Charla was waiting at our house to visit us. When we got close he asked me to call her and tell her to hide. (what?) He said he wanted it to be a surprise : ) so I called her and sure enough she hid beside the bed. Funny thing, Harlie, then Wendell, walked in first and she (Grandma) yelled "arggh" and of course the kids run out of our room screaming and laughing. Priceless.
Have you scared your kids lately? : )