It's been a while since we had a Family Fridays post! I can't even imagine how that happened, but we're back! And I can't wait to tell you what Pirate and I just did! But first! If you follow us on Facebook, (and you totally should!), you may have seen me post this. Well, here is the much awaited answer. If you've been following my blog for any amount of time, you may know how important quality time is to us, and especially to our six year old, Pirate.
Pirate's days are long. They start before "bright and early", since it's still dark at 5am. By the time she gets off of the school bus, we get about three good hours with her a day, four if we're lucky. After the 7 o'clock hour rolls around, all bets are off. Exhaustion takes over. Monsters come out.
All that to say, family time has to be found and seized!
One year old Tootsie Roll was already down for a nap when Pirate got off of the bus. It was too cold to play outside, I took one of her favor…
I'm super psyched about this post! It's been in the works for about a week now, and has been a labor of love.
Mr. Incredible works long hours, so family time has to be found and seized! Hopefully, this will be the first in a weekly series called Family Friday. True, I'm not posting this one on a Friday. But as it turns out, the timing turned out to be perfect as we are SNOWED IN!! Without further ado, I give you: The Game of Clue: DIY STYLE!
Nothing says family time like sitting around the table, accusing each other of murder! Clue is a game that is older than tablets and apps. It comes from my childhood, but Mr. Incredible and Pirate had never played before. Pirate loves few things more than a good craft, so I wanted to see if we could use the wonders of Google (and our printer) to make our own. Originally, I had planned on personalizing it by making family and friends into the suspects. But I thought I’d better keep it simple this time. As soon as Pirate heard that I had a…
It's Family Friday! Here is a list of five things you can do with your family today! Many of them are free, or at least inexpensive. But all of them have the potential to create some fun memories. 1. Go to the park.
Grab a picnic blanket, pack a lunch & go to the park. It sounds like a cliché, but just getting outside and changing your environment is half the fun. Eat on the ground, play a game of I-spy, make an obstacle course and have the kids beat their best times, lay back and discover pictures in the clouds. The sky is the limit! Literally, if you're cloud watching! 2. Go bowling.
There’s nothing like the look on a kid's face the first time they knock a bunch of pins down!
3. Go rock hounding.
This is a favorite in our home. Mr. Incredible and Pirate try and find unusual and special rocks, they bring their rocks home and identify them through books and online. Pirate loves to collect rocks in general. Mr. Incredible loves the science behind different rocks. They colle…