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.