The manager at the local grocery store told Jonathan that they rarely get Moon Pies, and when they do they sit on the shelf and expire.
I don't like Moon Pies either. But I needed some for our family night theme of "Outer Space!" Oh well. I like Star Crunch better anyway!
We started out with rocket construction. (Those cotton balls are supposed to be smoke from the blast-off...use your imagination people.)
Then we had a rocket race to see who could launch their rocket the farthest. We could only play this a few times because the rockets were getting crushed and destroyed. Difficult atmospheric re-entry...or something like that.
Next we broke out glow-in-the-dark stars. We turned out the lights and played Chris Tomlin's "Indescribable
" ("...you placed the stars in the sky and you know them by name...you are amazing God..."
) while the kids sang and danced around holding the glowing stars. It was great. (Not good for pictures though, being in the dark and all.)
Next up was star-gazing, stretched out on a blanket in the backyard. Lauryn got freaked out by being outside in the dark and by the barking dogs next door and wanted to come back inside. That left just Jonathan and the boys alone in their contemplation of the size of the universe. :-) The sky was full of stars and a bright half-moon last night. Great fun.
After teasing the kids that the moon was made of cheese, we came back inside to eat some mini-babybels. Man, that's some good stuff. We finished up by eating a Star Crunch. Which, not surprisingly, tastes a little gross right after enjoying a mini-babybel cheddar cheese.
It was a low-key night, but one of my favorites!
Given that the TV was filled with people whose heads were about to explode with all the political drama, it was a good night for stopping to consider the greatness of God and the wonder of what His hands have made. Those stars surround the entire planet. They are seen by inhabitants of every
continent. May people in every nation by awed by the Maker of the stars.