Last night was Family Night or as we LDS people refer to it-Family Home Evening. We are instructed to have one night a week, specifically Monday, in which we read our scriptures, teach a lesson, play a game or do something together as a family. We sometimes do this on Sundays but I have to get back into the groove and do it Mondays again. We used to do this "religiously" (no pun intended) when I first joined the LDS church 6 1/2 years ago, but as life happens we've been slacking off. Well I decided it's time to get back into the game. Literally. So after cooking a yummy alfredo pasta dinner, I took the kids into the study to read from the book of Ether in the Book of Mormon. This year we decided to read the Book of Mormon backwards since we always start it and never get to finish it!! Our mission is to read it from cover to cover all this year.
After reading a few chapters we went into the dining room to play with our new game:
This is such a fun game that kids of all ages, well 6+ according to the box, can play!! It's sort of like "Where's Waldo" but with dice and an hourglass!
We played for about an hour and Aaron didn't want to quit. He wants to play again tonight. I am always looking for fun new games and activities we can do as a family. Sometimes for family night, if the day is nice, we go out for a walk after reading our scriptures, or a family bike ride. We used to go to the lake and take all our bikes and ride around the lake. It was so nice. I say "used to" b/c ever since Aaron got too heavy for Sergio to lug him around in his bike trailer we've stopped. We are planning on getting Aaron onto his own bike sans training wheels so we can start up our lake rides again.
It's fun to have family night. Not only do we invite the Spirit into our home but we have fun bonding too :)
What are your ideas for family night? Post them in a comment or email or post a link please.