Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Family Night

Every Monday night we have Family Home Evening. Why do we do this every Monday night?
Our church recommends that every Monday night be set aside for family time, but also because it is a god thing to do! We do a variety of things. One night we may have a formal lesson that goes along with whatever the kiddos are learning at church. Sometimes we go out to eat and then go to the book store. Another night we may deliver cookies to people or invite someone over for dinner and to participate in family home evening with us. In the summer we often go to the park.
We also like to play games.
Last night we didn't actually play this particular game - we had a Wii bowling tournament.

But, a week or so ago we were looking for a game that Samuel could and would participate in.
In the depths of our game closet we found "Splat". We hadn't played this game for a very long time. In fact, I'm not sure if they even sell this game anymore. If they don't, it is a shame.

Everyone has 2 bugs made out of play dough, the object of the game is to get those 2 bugs to the finish line. The other players will have several opportunities to splat your bugs. If that happens, you have to make a new bug and start it at the beginning.
This is a very tension relieving game.

I didn't realize that some of the photos were fuzzy until I downloaded them onto the page. I'm not taking them off now, so sorry!
This is a bug after Samuel had finished squashing it. The thing is, however, this bug wasn't supposed to be splatted, Samuel just randomly splatted our bugs with a big splatting foot designed for this purpose.

Joshua and Jessica made quite elaborate multi-colored bugs.
It was really fun to splat them and listen to exclamations of anguish.

(please excuse the piles of folded laundry in the background, at least it is folded!!)
And, no Family Home Evening night is complete until little brother climbs onto the back of big brother and slides down his legs - 30 times or so.


The Kirby Family said...

Some people look forward to Friday or Saturday nights, but I always look forward to Monday nights:)

We love to play games too...infact whenever it's the kids' turns to do the lesson, we almost always end up playing a board game.

By the way, I have piles of folded laundry sitting around too, but mine is covering my dining room table. (sigh)

Robyn :) said...

Oh wow!! I had a game like that when I was a kid called Hawaiian Punch(yep, same as the drink!!).

And at least your laundry is folded. Mine usually sits in the basket!!