Sunday, July 29, 2012

Moments to Remember

Moments to Remember was developed as a simple way to look back on our week as homeschoolers and find photos that encompass the memories we want to remember. 
The week may have been tough, there may have been more bumps than smiles, but in the end these are the moments that keep us going, the ones we need to remember.

Drive-Ins: A Summertime Tradition

We've decided that taking all the kids to the movie theater is not the BEST option for us currently.  The last couple of movies we went to see in the theater, we ended up leaving early.  You can read about one of our experiences here.  That is really disappointing for me, especially considering how much it costs.  

Our solution...the drive-ins.  We tried it for the first time on a Friday night a couple of weeks ago to see the new Disney/Pixar movie "Brave".  Then we discovered our local drive-in has "family night" on Tuesdays.  Adults are $5 and children ages 5-12 are just $1.  This drastically reduces our cost of seeing a movie before it comes out on DVD.  Not only that, but we can bring a cooler with beverages for everyone.  We also stop at the store beforehand to buy the big tub of Red Vines.  We do purchase the popcorn at the drive-ins because there is just something about movie theater popcorn.

This last week our nephew was visiting from Oregon so we took the family to see Ice Age: Continental Drift.  Since we drive a 12-passenger van it's hard to position everyone to be able to see, as well as keep the vehicle well ventilated, so we brought our camping chairs to sit outside the car.  Most of the younger kids ended up inside the car once the movie started and a couple of them even fell asleep during the movie.  It was a very successful evening and a new summertime tradition we will continue.  

Do you have any family summertime traditions?


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