Thursday, April 24, 2014

Laughter is Such Good Medicine: Family Night

Our family keeps one evening each week as Family Night. On Family Night we put aside all other distractions and simply have fun together, playing a game, watching a movie or, as was the case this week, going to a park. (Although this week not everyone in family was available. John, Zhenya and Kirsten were out of town.)

As soon as we set foot in the grass, which was just beginning to green up, the foot ball was in the air.

However, it wasn't long before a TAKE DOWN happened. Matt is 3-1/2 years older, but our two youngest sons are now almost identical in size. Matt may have the benefit of experience, but Nathaniel is slightly taller and still growing.

While the boys were playing football (and enjoying the tackling), Sarah was helping Hope find her balance.

When Dad came over to the playground, he gave Hope quite a spin.

Then it was Sarah's turn.

I'm not sure who was laughing harder...

Sarah has always been good-natured; she kept laughing even after being 'launched' from the seat.

Next it was Christina's turn.

Once Christina got over being dizzy, she took up dancing. The music? It was all in her head.

The whole evening was filled with laughter and joy.

... and creativity. Here she was our little gymnast.

... Here she was our little ice skater.

... and here, a ballerina.

... and here, Daddy's girl.

I love family night!

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