He decided the agenda for the evening:
First up: all our faces needed to be put on Mt. Rushmore. We had to squeeze Lauryn onto the end there, but I think she fits rather nicely.
We gave Daddy a little history test by printing off this picture of past Presidents and seeing how many he could name. Since I could only name about 10 (SHAMEFUL!), I was way impressed with Jonathan’s substantially higher percentage.
Ryan quizzed Jonathan and I by reading some “presidential fun facts” I printed from this site and seeing if we could guess which President he was talking about. Dylan had fun calling out random guesses too; he rotated between, “The first guy!”, and “Obama!”, and “Abraham Lincoln!”
Jonathan brought home a current US Presidents puzzle. (Children’s Ministers are an endless source of surprising family night resources.)
Lastly, we looked at all the US coins with the President’s faces.
It was a pretty fun night. But it was totally overshadowed by another much more exciting endeavor.
We were told he’s a 7 month old “carkie”; half yorkie/half cairn terrier.
I think “carkie” is basically just a cute name for “mutt”…but he’s a mutt with little to no shedding, which means he met my most important requirement.
I’m sure Raider will get a post all of his own in a few days. I need time to determine exactly what I have to say about him…..I will admit he’s been pretty fun so far.
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