Ye Olde Family Night
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Arrr ye Matey!
Papaw and Mo made a visit to Lubbock this weekend. They came bearing gifts that served as the inspiration for family night:
First we created a treasure map. I attempted to draw something resembling the floor plan of our house, and Ryan took it from there:
Dylan and Lauryn decorated the treasure chest:
The highlight of the evening for the boys was watching me burn the edges of the map. I told the boys we were burning it to make it look old and authentic...but mostly I just did it because the boys think fire is cool.
When Jonathan got home from work, the pirates caught themselves a land lubber prisoner to help them decode the map (Dylan kept his blade in the prisoners back while Ryan yelled "Faster you scurvy dog!" - cracked me up)
The map led to several riddles the prisoner had to answer correctly, lest he walk the plank:
And then finally led to the treasure chest. X marks the spot!
The pirates (who made nice with their prisoner after they discovered their treasure - no animosity can continue in the warm light of glow bracelets)
, showing off their bounty:
We finished up by watching our new movie
, and coloring pages from a new pirate coloring book.Shiver me timbers, it be a great night!
(Probably not a correct use of 'shiver me timbers'. But I really wanted to use more pirate talk.)
Aaaarrgh!Check out WhittakerWoman for lots of creative family night ideas.
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Margo had this to say:
You should seriously win "the best mom on the year award"...you rock!
- October 21, 2008 at 11:23 PM
Kelly had this to say:
dito. I agree. You rock.
- October 22, 2008 at 12:10 AM
Starr had this to say:
These compliments are coming from a homeschooling organic-food preparing mom...and a mom who writes and illustrates books for her children....among other creative endeavors too numerous to mention. (Read their blogs!) And they probably lose their patience way less than I do. I aspire to be like them. :-)
- October 22, 2008 at 9:19 AM
Amy from Texas had this to say:
That's a great party!! You are so creative:-) Love that.
- October 22, 2008 at 9:51 AM
whittakerwoman had this to say:
I love presents that inspire! H
- October 22, 2008 at 10:23 AM
The Hinkle Hut had this to say:
Blake saw this pirate ship at Lifeway over the weekend and he kept saying let's take it home mommy. I think it'll have to be a christmas gift. You guys looked like you were having lots of fun.
- October 22, 2008 at 1:27 PM
Foresterclan had this to say:
Here Here! I second that.... or am I third, or fourth..... Three cheers for Starr!! MOM of the year!
- October 23, 2008 at 9:12 PM
Gombojav Tribe had this to say:
How totally cute is your family?!
- October 24, 2008 at 6:00 PM
Blair Family had this to say:
This is great!! What a great mommy you are:)
- October 24, 2008 at 11:33 PM
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