There's nothing I enjoy more than when our family gets together. Whether we are reading a book, playing a game, working on a project, watching a movie, or just sitting around reminiscing tales of days gone by; we have a blast together. We laugh and carry on like there's no tomorrow.
My list of FUN things to do together is very long, so I"m going to stagger my ideas throughout my blog posts and try to limit it to the not-so-obvious suggestions. (Feel free to contribute your ideas too. Email me at gates-of-elloree (take the hyphens out) @ yahoo.com with your suggestions. Include your contact information.)
Camping! NOT the kind that requires hours and hours worth of preparation, but the easy kind - with indoor plumbing. ;-)
We had a four person pop tent that we used to set up in the family room on occasion. We'd pile all the sleeping bags and pillows in there, put our jammies on, make sure the answering machine was turned on and the ringer and volume turned OFF. We'd turn all the lights out and tell stories, jokes, etc., for hours. When the kids got older we graduated to a larger tent... and the back deck (still with indoor plumbing), where we'd go to sleep with all the critter sounds (bugs & frogs mostly) and awake to the sound of the birds singing. We have some great memories of those fun times.
Here's a link to a good article on indoor camping:http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art28349.asp
Here's a link to a website that will give you some great indoor family game ideas:http://familyfun.go.com/games/indoor-outdoor-games/specialfeature/cabin-fever-games/
Enjoy every moment together. Time passes SO very quickly. H