Sticks Family Night.

We had a gorgeous 77 degree day here in California, so we started out our sticks family night by roasting hot dogs on sticks in our backyard.

Next came Limbo with a broom stick….Taylor was the clear winner all night. She had her groove on.

Emma stuck her tummy out, rolled her eyes, and walked under the stick.

Cameron gave a great try, but it was man down pretty quickly.

Next, came my wonderfully weird husband practicing some ancient chinese ritual of limbo preparation,

PRIOR to his attempt.

Whatever he was doing worked because that boy made it under without issue.

Next came the reason this whole family night happened. We got a great Christmas gift from our friends at church. Lisa and her crew are responsible for a couple of our family nights with their cute, thoughtful, family night friendly gifts…

The gift was a Caramel Apple kit….and thus the stick family night.

and our masterpieces…

Then came a stick hunt. We homeschool our kids and one of our best incentive ideas we have done this year is our class store. The kids can earn sticks throughout the year to shop at our “store”. You can read about it here and here. We have never brought earning the sticks outside of our school hours, so the kids flipped when they found out they could each go on a scavenger hunt for 5 sticks throughout the living room and keep them to later shop with.

We ended the night, eating our apples outside by the fire, while a sink full of dishes and counter tops full of caramel sat untouched inside.

Thanks Grace, David, Lisa, and Scott.

Happy weekend to everyone.


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25 Responses to Sticks Family Night.
  1. Cindi ♥
    March 18, 2010 | 10:53 pm

    Following you back from the MBC. Thank you so much for stopping by. 🙂

  2. Kinsey
    March 18, 2010 | 10:59 pm

    I want 77 degrees! It was warm here in Minnesota with a high of 50 something…but not warm enough. Looks like you guys had a great night. Your pics make me want to limbo. Your pics also remind me that I’m not flexible and I would probably throw my back out trying to do the limbo. Have a great weekend!

    • Darcy
      March 19, 2010 | 10:57 am

      Lol….hahaha, that cracked me up!

  3. Christi
    March 18, 2010 | 11:13 pm

    So will the next family night be stones night? Rolling Stones, Mancala tournament, Stone soup…..

    Just so long as the next one isn’t “broken bones” night!

  4. janiece
    March 18, 2010 | 11:53 pm

    what a great family night!
    I need it to get a little warmer before we start hotdogs on the fire.
    Thanks again for stopping by

  5. Amanda T
    March 19, 2010 | 2:39 am

    Hey there! I’m a new follower from Friday Follow. Hope to see you around my blog sometime! And please feel free to check out one of my most current giveaways for 1 of 3 Xbox 360 games and for a 25$ walmart gift card.
    Take Care.
    -Amanda T

    And wow! It looks like you all had a ton of fun!

  6. YellowHouseKnits
    March 19, 2010 | 7:24 am

    Sounds like a really fun evening!!

  7. niki
    March 19, 2010 | 7:56 am

    So much fun!

  8. Emmy
    March 19, 2010 | 8:14 am

    Now that looks like an amazing day! Those caramel apples look so good. And yes I am loving the weather.

  9. chubskulit
    March 19, 2010 | 8:48 am

    Such a nice family bonding. Following from Friday Follow.

  10. Gucci Mama
    March 19, 2010 | 8:52 am

    We just moved to California from Minnesota (and before that Montana) so we’d kind of forgotten what the sun looked like. Especially this time of year! I’m loving these warm, beautiful days and evenings. Looks like you guys had a great time!

    Happy FF!

  11. Lisa
    March 19, 2010 | 9:26 am

    You’re Welcome! You took it to a level I never would have imagined. May have to try this at our house…

  12. mizhelle
    March 19, 2010 | 9:54 am

    great photos! looks like you guys have fun 🙂

  13. liz
    March 19, 2010 | 12:42 pm

    LOVE the ancient Chinese ritual. 🙂

  14. Kim
    March 19, 2010 | 1:36 pm

    First off…thanks for visiting my blog and the follow! 🙂 I hope that you have a terrific weekend. I’m now following you too!

    What a wonderful night you all had! I loved looking through all of the pictures.

    The Misplaced Midwesterner

  15. Bridgette Groschen
    March 19, 2010 | 1:42 pm

    Hi there! Happy Friday Follow. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  16. Robyn Campbell
    March 19, 2010 | 2:44 pm

    Following you from Friday follow. Cool blog. I write picture books and MG novels. Happy weekend.

  17. 38traci
    March 19, 2010 | 2:47 pm

    What a wonderful night! That is a great friend who thought to give Family Nights as a gift. I am going to remember that!

    You have such a great blog. When you get a chance, head over to my place — there is an award waiting for you.

  18. Danielle
    March 19, 2010 | 4:52 pm

    What a fun family you have there. Glad you all enjoyed yourselves!!

    Hope the weather continues to be nice for you all to enjoy your weekend.

  19. Christi
    March 19, 2010 | 8:52 pm

    Love this idea! Your family seems like a lot of fun. My husband lives in his Chuck Taylors, so seeing your hubby made me think of mine! 🙂

  20. Tree
    March 19, 2010 | 9:13 pm

    Those pics are awesome!! We LOVE to cookout (all year round LOL), but especially when it starts getting warm out again! Lovely family you have. 🙂

    Tree (aka Mother of Pearl)

  21. Nikola
    March 20, 2010 | 6:30 am

    Hi Darcy,

    77 degrees – wow! Beautiful day and beautiful family. Thanks for stopping by my blog.
    -Nikola, another MBC mom

  22. Prakash
    March 20, 2010 | 7:52 pm

    Woderful pictures !!!

    Im following u…

  23. Laura
    March 21, 2010 | 11:05 am

    What a fun night! What a cool site you have!

    I am totally following you back 🙂

    Have a great rest of the weekend!!

  24. Heather @ One Take On Life
    March 21, 2010 | 6:29 pm

    Thanks for stopping by. Wow, I am jealous of your weather. Ours has finally turned warmer but it has been a high of 60. So not exactly shorts weather yet. Looks like your family had a lot of fun.

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