Friday, March 5, 2010

Family Fun Night

We finally had another "official" family fun night.  It has been Savannah who has been asking for one lately and for her it is only a family fun night if we make pizza, do an activity, play a game and of course have dessert.  Nothing else counts. 

So that is what we did.  We always make two pizzas so the kids worked together to make them and put the toppings on.

toppings included pineapple, pepperoni, olives and sausage

Even Tasha wanted to help 

Then our activity/lesson was from the Family Time Activities book "Playing for Keeps".  This lesson was on obeying and doing things right away.  That is always a lesson we need to practice around here!  The saying they had to memorize was "When we obey right away; then there's time left for play.  Of course the Scripture is Ephesians 6:1 "Children obey your parents in the Lord for this is right."

The illustration was neat.  We used a large cup, lentil beans/or birdseed, and golfballs. 

The cup represented the amount of time we have each week.  It is the same for all of us.  The lentils represent things we do that we enjoy but take up a lot of time (playing with friends, bike riding, computers, wii, coloring.)  Those get poured in the cup  Then the balls represents the tasks we need to do for God and parents like chores and responsibilities we need to do each day or week. Put the balls in and they won't all fit. 

So we dumped it all back out and explained that if we obey God and our parents and do what they ask us to do first then the other stuff it all fits.

I think this was a great visual for the kids.  Now we will see if they can put it into practice. 

After this lesson we played Uno.  It was a lot of fun because the kids are getting old enough to start playing games like this.  Joshua and Anastasia could play on their own of course.  Savannah just needed a little help and Alexa partnered up with Jay.  So we played a couple of hands and ate our yummy cobbler dessert.

This picture was actually taken the next morning.  I couldn't get mad because there is nothing better than peach cobbler in the morning for breakfast! I took the picture and then snuck a couple of bites myself. 

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