2.15.2014

Minute to Win It ritz cracker style

Andrew has always gotten a second wind at nighttime. He seems to be full of energy and wants to start a late movie, play a game, or just talk all night. Brianna has adjusted to this as well, and we both seem to get a little funny at night sometimes. Our craziest ideas come after 10 pm. Last week we made homemade bouncy balls and bounced them all over the kitchen (they didn't work too well, but it was still fun). A few weeks ago, we got new phonebooks, so we watched youtube videos on how to rip a phonebook in half, and then proceeded to rip all four phone books in our house in half. We recorded that one too, so we will have to work on posting them later.

But, these movies are some of our favorites! Last year, Brianna was planning up an activity for church doing some Minute to Win It games and we decided to try them right then...and started the Face Off. Only we had no Oreo cookies, so we used ritz crackers. And of course, we had to document it. We still love watching these videos! 

First up...Andrew!


Pretty good, right? Well check this out?


Okay, how about another attempt? 


I did get it eventually, but we obviously don't document everything around here! Now, go try it out! It is harder than it looks, but it is really fun! We are planning on doing it for our next family reunion!



2.10.2014

Monday, Monday

This is Brianna, and usually my Mondays consist of laundry, cleaning, and planning up our week. Today, we took a detour in honor of Valentine's day and made a mess instead! We glued doilies and hearts and stuck stickers to a lot of paper valentines! It was fun and Jessica loved it, so we actually worked on them for over an hour.


Tonight, for our family night activity we were making mailbox paper bags for our family valentines...which meant our kitchen table looked like this two different times today. I still haven't cleaned up from the second mess.


And while paper and stickers are always fun, crayons are more fun! Especially when you are breaking crayons into little pieces with a mallet and making your own special heart shaped crayons! 



I have wanted to do these for awhile, and finally Jessica was old enough to help out and be excited about them, so we did it. Maybe we should make every Monday our arts and crafts day instead of laundry day...it was a fun start to our week!