I read a blog of a mom who plans a Family Fun Night weekly for her family. It ahs inspired me to do the same. Since JD is out of town this week and we’re trying to keep busy, I thought tonight would be a great opportunity for the first one, so I planned a Pirate Party for the boys. We got in pirate costume, all three of us, and went on a treasure hunt around the house to find gold coins I had hidden. I gave the boys small plastic treasure boxes that they could put their coins in as they found them. We then pushed the two couches together, and fashioned a mast and sails with a broom handle and two sheets. While I cooked our pancakes for dinner, I started the movie “Peter Pan” for them to watch. We watch the movie while we ate our yummy chocolate chip pancakes and eggs. I also put some cut up carrots, celery sticks, and cherry tomatoes in a muffin tin with a salad dressing to dip them in one of the cups. The boys complained for a bit and I just let it sit there. By the end of the meal, all of the veggies with the exception of the celery were eaten. 🙂
We wrapped up the night with plenty of pictures, book reading, then showers.
For our first Family Fun Night, the boys had a blast as did I. They got along, had fun, and actually thanked me for it! I can’t wait for JD to come home so we can share them with him! Any ideas on what to do next for a theme???