Every other month or so on a Friday night, we put Finn to bed and the rest of the family stays up an extra hour for family game night. Keeping the lights down low for a intimate nighttime event is tougher in the summer, so we closed all the blinds and lit the candles anyway. We decided that last night was the perfect night for a family game night since Philip is leaving today to stay at his grandparents house for a week, and Paul and Elizabeth are leaving tomorrow for a week of camp. A last hurrah before parting ways for a while.
We all ate popcorn and watched Elizabeth's Gobblet strategy rule the table; Elizabeth, Paulie and I learned Cranium Conga while Paul and Philip caused Trouble. Then Paul, Philip and I climbed and slid through Chutes and Ladders while Paulie and Elizabeth competitively matched Memory cards. We all agree that family game night is one of our favorite ways to spend an evening.