Tonight was all about robots. While we were waiting for Jonathan to get home from work, the kids took turns creating robots at this fun site. Here’s Ryan’s:
When Jonathan got home, we created robots out of paper towel rolls. I meant to buy some pipe cleaners, but forgot, so we improvised and used bendy straws.
Then it was time for robot costumes. Wearing the version I helped them make they looked like the Tin Man from The Wizard of Oz. Altogether now…”I’d be friends with the sparrows and the boy who shoots the arrows, if I only had a heart….”
After dinner, we decorated “robot” brownies. The kids barely ate a bite of the black beans I made for dinner. But they each still got to make and eat a brownie. It was a family night activity! I couldn’t make them just sit and watch me and Jonathan make edible robots, right? (Cause you know if there’s a brownie in my vicinity, I’m eatin’ it.) Plus, I’m sure it’s something I did wrong, but the beans weren’t all that great.
All of the above activities were but a prelude for thrilling, squeal-inducing event of the evening, giving the kids the new Wall-E DVD. Jonathan bought it earlier this week, providing family night inspiration. So we ended the evening with a Wall-E viewing. We saw it in the theaters too, and I think I liked it better the second time.
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