Sunday, September 7, 2008

and then we laughed

With the start of school, Geoff and I decided to make every other Friday night a special family night. The night started off with pizza and then we all cozied down to watch an episode of Plant Earth. If you haven't seen this series yet, I highly recommend it. (There is the occasional animal chain activity going on - i.e. animals eating other animals - but so far we haven't seen anything graphic.)

We were all stunned by God's amazing display of creativity and power...until we saw this...and then we laughed (and laughed and laughed until we were crying!) Oh my. Being that this is called the Bird of Paradise, I really have to wonder if we'll be seeing this strange creature - and yes, it's a MALE BIRD(!) again when God restores Paradise. Whew. Crazy bird...but the family time was awesome! By the way, it's a bit hard to get the full affect of this little guy on a computer screen. He really is amazing.

Just in case you don't want to watch the video, here's a picture of Mr. Love!

I'm wondering how some of you make time to have fun as a family? We're also planning on spending some nights playing board games...any good suggestions for families with kids of varying ages and abilities (10, 7 & 3)?

Praying that you have been LIVING A BLESSED LIFE this weekend with your families! Hope your week is full of peace & joy!



Valerie said...

Yahtzee. Even the littlest kids love to rattle those dice and roll them out.

Becki party of 5 said...

Well, if I must confess.....our family night is very similar to yours, on a friday night we order pizza, eat together, laugh together....then put Addie to bed and watch a movie together with the 4 of us. I think it's something the older 2 really appreciate, because we have to gear so many things to a 2 year old. We usually save dessert for after A. is in bed, too. Mean, I know.....but it's good for the older 2! :)