Over on Whittaker Woman's blog she has been posting about these "Family Nights" for a couple of months now. She got the idea from a friend of hers. Basically, you set aside one night a week and do something special with the kiddos and family (and any friends who might want to participate) with some sort of theme. And they have shared some really cool things to do lately.
So, I said a while ago that I wanted to do this and started taking notes. Today, it hit me after watching something on CF's website...what if there were no tomorrow? Sure we do things here and there, but they are usually something outside of the house...the home we have made for them. I want to build outrageous memories NOW specifically of inside this HOME. Things other than eating supper all together with NO TV...snuggling up to all watch a movie together...learning some of our school work...all these things are great and will make good memories. But I wanted something...somethings they will talk about and laugh about as they are older that only THEY will understand. And this was one way!
Today was the day. I ran to the store on my way home and got what I needed for tonight's family night. I think we will do Thursdays from now on, but I couldn't wait. The Kerr's came and we had a great time!
So, here's to Family Night #1...Backwards Night!
Notice...we ate on the floor, the tables were upside down, the balloons hung instead of floated and the big one in the middle...it was an inside-out pinata...the candy was on the outside!
We at the food out of a cup and drank our drinks upside down!
Check out our centerpiece donated by the Kerrs
Mmmm...upside-down cupcakes! The icing stuck to the bottom of the bowl, but Luke will show you how to handle that in a minute.
Belle coming out to see all the craziness
All in our backward-ness
My 2 homies
Aren't we cute?
Daddy with his reverse pony
Blowing out our "Momma's Birthday" candles
The Kerrs with their cupcakes
Now THIS...this is how you handle misplaced icing!