Friday, November 09, 2007

Friday Night Family Nights

In the continuing effort to chronicle our family happenings via this blog I wanted to write about one of our favorite family traditions.

Almost every Friday we have Family Nights. It began with visions of yummy homemade meals devoured over stirring dinner conversation, followed by craft projects, games, family devotions, and all around family fun.

It quickly evolved into reality....Pizza...and a movie.

Although it doesn't meet the original plan, it still remains one of the kids' favorite days of the week. We heat up a frozen pizza (maybe someday we'll make our own) and quickly get changed into PJ's and bring out the sleeping bags, pillows and blankets. Soon there's a big family pile snuggled in front of a kid-friendly movie and lots of warm fuzzy feelings between nibbles of popcorn and drinks.

Someday this might become a bit more than what it currently is, maybe as the kids get older, but for now, Family Night is such a great way for our family to have "down" time in the midst of school, sports and work schedules.


Mary@notbefore7 said...

This is a "kick butt" tradition. I am so glad you posted it. We have been wanting to do this, but have failed to be regular about anything...yet :) One more thing on the "list".

I love that you just let it go where it went. Movie and popcorn and snuggles sounds so AWESOME!

We have been trying to use some of this early darkness to focus on game playing. Maybe it'll turn into a certain night.

May the tradition live on in your home! Thanks for the encouragement to get going on this. Your kids look like they are just having a ball.

emilymcd said...

What an AWESOME idea, Kris! Wow... I love how you snuggle together. Mind if I borrow your idea?

emilymcd said...

I love how Owen is flailing around in the photo. He loves to move, huh?