Happy Family Day, everyone! Yesterday we celebrated our 6th Anniversary, and for us that means FAMILY DAY! It's a party my boys look forward to all year (I love having only to please very young children :)). A few years ago, Andrew and I realized that although our anniversary is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate our love and marriage, which is definitely worth celebrating (don't worry, we have a fun date planned for this weekend), the day we were married was also the start of our family, which also merits a party!
Here's how to celebrate Family Day:
1. Look forward to it, and talk it up for a long time (as many months as possible).
2. Listen to party music
3. Eat "party food" for dinner (thanks, TJ's).
5. Open a new board game.
One of the reasons I love this tradition is it helps define us as a "board game family" (as opposed to a movie or video game family), and we can build up our collection of games. We bought Candyland this year. I know it kind of goes against all my food philosophy, but it's so charming, and I found the same old-school version I grew up with at a local consignment shop. Last year we got Playground, which we have really loved. It's a get-up-and-move game. Others I was considering for preschool age were: Hungry Hungry Hippos (but I decided against it because those little balls would get all over my house, although there is a travel version), and Chutes and Ladders. None of these games require reading.
What are your favorite games for young children? Anyone tried Hi Ho Cherry-O?