Sunday, September 6, 2009

Family Fun Night - So Long Summer

Wa-Hooo! It's time for my first EVER, official, Family Fun Night post!! We had so much fun here at the MP's house and I am just so excited to see what you did with last week's theme...

"So Long Summer".

Here's our take on the theme...

Well, summer is the only time for Drive-In movies in these here parts, so we gave the girls something a little similar...a "Driv-ing Movie". Thanks to Davey for sitting at Starbucks on his extended lunch-break to download "Hannah Montana" for the girls. They were thrilled to be able to watch a movie on the iPhone while driving around in the truck.

When we were finished with our errands we came home and the girls and I made Rice Crispy Treat "Burgers". These were disgustingly sweet to eat, but fun to make (recipe to follow). We had our "burgers" for dessert out in the living room picnic style - complete with sunflowers (the flowers were from Davey's Birthday, but made a lovely centerpiece for our picnic blanket).

Once we were done our indoor picnic it was time for some summer-time fun. We had indoor wheel-barrell races and potato sac races. Colie wanted to get in on that fun, so Davey ran her across the finish line. She was so excited! Funny!

Then, as bedtime came (and went), we finished up our last activity: time capsules! The girls each had a can to decorate for their capsule and inside the can we put a piece of string that we used to measure their height, an outline of their hand and foot prints, a completed questionnaire, a photo , and a drawing.

We'll put the cans aside until next year -- when it becomes time to say "So Long" to "Summer" once more, and we'll see how much the girls have changed. Time sure flies. I was so glad to get this last activity done because it will be a great momento of our first ever, super fun, Family Fun Night!!!

If you didn't get a chance to play along last week...
I really hope you'll be able to play this week.
You can hold your Family Fun Night on any night of the week that it is convenient for you and your family.
Mr. Linky will go up again next Monday for this week's theme....

"Back To School"!!

{As a side note--this is also the theme this week at I Heart Faces -- so if you capture any great back to school photos be sure to enter them over there}. ;-)


***If you are joining up to Mr. Linky below, please be sure to leave the link to your Family Fun Night post ONLY. Do not leave a link just to your main blog, or I'll have to take your link down. We want to see what you did for Family Fun Night!! Thanks again!***


Shan said...

Wow! Great family fun night. I love the time capsule idea.


Looks like a blast!! I love the effect with the pictures and the 'tape' corners. So creative.

Julie said...

The Family Fun Night is a great idea. Hopefully it is still around next year when I think Max would really get into it. Gotta keep that time capsule idea at the back of my head too.

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