Saturday, September 20, 2008

Friday night picnics...

So for the last two weeks we've had "picnics" in the livingroom on Friday night while watching a movie. We had been doing our grocery shopping on Thursdays, but since it generally took us 'til about 8 or 9pm to eat dinner and shop and get home we decided to move it to Friday night instead. That way at least Micaila doesn't have school the next day if she's up past her bedtime.

There are limited dinner options in the Super WalMart vicinity, and quite frankly - while I do love chinese - I can only eat at the buffet so many times a month before it annoys me. So last week I decided - what the heck! We had a dvd at home I wanted to watch, and special "treats" like a picnic always make the kids happier to cooperate. We picked up popcorn chicken, chicken tenders, and potato logs at the store deli hot section, and added some Cheetos puffed corn and ranch dressing to the menu when we got home. Brenden loved it so much he's been begging for a picnic every night this week! LOL So we did it again last night, and watched Nim's Island. It's a good movie - not great, but good. The kids behaved. We all snuggled on the floor after the food was put away. (And, every time I yipped because my hip hurt Brenden would pat my head and tell me, "It's ok, Mommy." LOL) Maybe we'll do this every Friday...

It helps that I have Netflix so we can have a different movie to watch every week. It also helps because we can generally get the shopping done and get home by 7 or 7:15 rather than after 8.

I've finished my part of the Fall Splendor Blog Collab and sent off my preview and link to Kristine. If you haven't she needs them all by Wednesday!! Sept 25th is the deadline for previews and links so she can get them all loaded into the party blog. There's a sneak peek at part of mine in yesterday's post below. ;)

For those who aren't participating, but are interested we'll be posting our links on Oct 1st! Keep watching!

Also, on the 25th... Digital Scrap Garden's 1st Birthday Party will be kicking off!! There's a little more info in yesterday's post, and a sneak peek at part of my contribution in the post prior to that. I'll have more info once I get a schedule of events so be sure to stop back for that info as well!

I currently have 3 giveaways for DSG and one for Connie Prince going on at DST! 2 end at 9pm EST tonight and 2 at 9pm EST tomorrow.

Ladybug Graphix's Purple Flavors
Magick Scraps' Holly & Hanna
Dancing Princess Designs' Gabby Closet Bold, Gabby's Closet Bright, & Gabby's Closet Soft
Connie's Slap Happy

Be sure to stop by for your chance to win!

Gotta' run! Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!



petra a*k*a milo82 said...

hey there...first of all thanks for stopping by my blog! I love the idea of the friday home picnic thing. We do something like that on Friday we don't feel like cooking..just having lots of small snack...hehe. So fun!

Great scrapping stuff, thanks for sharing all the news! Have a fab weekend, hugs!

Carolyn said...

what a fun idea, a family pic nic... I think you're on to something there.

Your contribution to the collab looks great. It will be fun to see what everyone does : ))

Mega-Doodle Inspired said...

Just passing through on the blog train! Make sure you check out the football freebies on mine! = )

Intense Magic said...

I love that picnic idea!! Sounds like such a great time and great memories to be made!! Hope your weekend is super!!

Beth said...

what a great idea!! I think I need to try the picnic idea!

.: Kristine :. said...

Oh I love the idea of Friday picnics...that is right up Julie's alley!!! Will have to do it next weekend...

Love your collab goodies!!! Up and on the party blog and ready to rip along with 49 others! LOL

Julie is at a friends right now so I'm off to Garden to play for a bit! Have a great weekend!!!

Dee Bibb said...

I love the family picnic idea with the movie! I may try that one myself!

Just stopping by to say hi!

ScrapShana said...

what a great thing to do on a Friday night! :)
looking forward to the blog party collab myself. should be one heckuva kit!!

Anonymous said...

When I was a kid, we were only allowed sweet treats once a week. Saturday nite was our movie nite! Mom would make us our snack trays (candy/chips/cookies) and we would sit and watch TV and pig out! I started that tradition with my kids when they were little.... It's awesome to pass down such great memories too! Have a great day honey... {{HUGS}}

Jewel Goodwin said...

Ha! sounds a bit like our 'Pizza Fridays'. We often put out thr picnic blanket in the living room, sit with our pizza, and watch a show. The kids adore it, and it give us a break from cooking. We don't do it exactly every Friday - but often enough.