Did you know that long long ago the ocean came all the way inland to Pullman, Washington? How else would you explain the the fact that Harrison has recently come into some money, jewels and gold coins?
About 2 weeks ago, Harrison wanted to help me by digging up dandylions in the yard. After digging a 12" hole in the middle of the yard, I decided the digging needed to occur elsewhere and tasked him with digging a hole near the side or our house where nothing will grow in the shade. Fast forward a few days and the hole was about 5' across and 3' deep. Harrison said he was either creating a boobie trap for ? (not sure who/what) and/or a grave for John. No, Harrison hasn't become homicidal, he told us that when John got old and died he wanted to bury him there so he would still be close (ah...how sweet).
Ok...back to the discovery of treasure. I'll let you in on the secret...but don't tell Harrison!
My darling oldest had a great idea. He collected all the pennies and nickels from around the house, placed them in a plastic box and buried it in the hole. Shortly thereafter, Harrison found it with his buddy Daniel and they became convinced (of course we helped with this) that pirates had buried it there. The pirate idea became even more convincing when they later found a treasure map (drawn on grocery sack paper...very authentic looking) that led them to the back yard for more buried money. Seriously...aren't my oldest and my husband (who was in on this later escapade) the best?
Well, the oldest and the spouse weren't satisfied with their efforts, so a more complicated series of maps, treasures and family outtings for digging ensued. Here are the photos and a video so you can get in on this fun too!
again...what is with these videos?