Last Saturday we celebrated Family Night number 5. As we had spent the morning celebrating St. Patrick's Day with a parade going down our street, it made sense to keep the green coming with a Family Night - Going Green/St. Paddy's Day theme.
We had left over hats and beads from the parade to use for decorations. We started the night by having everyone dress in green and I made a green meal. I am not fond of corned beef and hash so we went with our new favorite Peanut Ginger Chicken Wraps, but I went and got us green tortillas to wrap them up. We also had peas and broccoli to make sure our plates were completely green. Believe it or not our boys like vegetables so this is not a punishment to have these as part of Family Night. We also let them have green soda. While I cooked, Ben and the boys decorated their green place-mats. I was rather impressed with Ben's Leprechaun.
The Green Meal!
Yared's Green Meal
Nati with a green burrito almost as big as himself. He didn't finish it:).
Mom with her manic new pose. I don't try to do this look, it comes out naturally so if you want to achieve it, I have no helpful tips. Wait I do have one thing that helped contribute to my manicness. I got something in my eye in the afternoon and my eye was streaming tears most of the day and all of our Family Night. In fact Ben sent me to bed at 9 and I didn't get up until 8:30 the next day as I was so exhausted from it. SO if you really want to look wild in your next modeling shoot, poke something in your eye.
We then played find the shamrocks. Ben and I hid them all over the downstairs and the boys raced to see who could find the most. Nati would have won if we hadn't evened things out by helping Yared. Nati is definitely the most observant of the two. Yared is the empathetic, see every emotion people are experiencing one and Nati is the notice every detail in a room sort of person.
(No picture of this event as we were trying to make the race be somewhat even to avoid tears from either boy.)
We also played a coin toss game to see who could get the most coins in the hats. See Family Night can be as simple as that.
Then we finished by making Leprechaun ice-cream men. I made chocolate meringue beards for bowls. Then we put a scoop of mint ice-cream. We made paper top hats for them and put faces on with mini M&Ms.
Me with my red eyes posing with my Leprechaun.Ben helping Nati finish his.
Ben's creativity had run out by now so he put one M&M on and said his was a cyclops Leprechaun.
Then we put two very tired, happy and sticky little boys to bed. It had been a great day with a parade, a walk through our local Botanical Gardens and then Family Night.