While we used to live in sunny San Diego, Ca we used to have weekend Family movie nights, of course we would spend the entire day out and as we settle down for bed; it would be while watching a movie together. Since we moved to NY it has been a complete change with everything. To begin with, the weather is opposite of what we are used too. Sun is out, but with cold and strong winds, making this aging lady’s bones ache, lol. So we spend a lot of time indoors, driving each other crazy as usual.
This weekend I had the opportunity to have our cousins over, and we planned an old fashioned Family night-in. I took ALL 8 kids with me to Walmart and we had a shopping spree while the men went out for some much needed “man time” 😉
Take a look at how much fun we had getting ready for our big night-in…
We chose Zookeeper because we all wanted to watch it again, got some stuffed animals for all of the kids, bought Clear American flavored waters and Mar’s chocolates as an extra treat ;).
Making the popcorn the old fashioned way (at least with the new old fashioned style popcorn maker lol) was so much fun! we even mixed in some popcorn with M & M’s, and some with chopped up Twix, but it was all eaten before we could take a picture ;). The teens made sandwiches and gave out Twix’s as rewards for for the kids who cleaned up after themselves.
We had an amazing time!!! We needed the bonding that we had missed since moving here and being in the same rush as the rest of the city is. We have now made sure that our Sunday Family movie night is permanent again, and at least once a month, bring all of the cousins over for even more fun 😉
I had SO MUCH FUN seeing all of the smiles and hearing the laughs, it’s amazing how a simple night-in can turn into something so great when you add a few extra ingredients 😉 #DontBeTheDarkHouse this Halloween and make sure you get plenty of Mars chocolates and #ClearAmerican waters for added flavor!!!
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