In honor of the kick-off of football season, we had an evening focused on one of our most favorite things…..FOOTBALL!!!
On the menu was a football pockets….or meatballs shaped like footballs, covered in marinara with cheese on top…
This is the night, I vowed to never use the broiler on my oven again…I always burn whatever I am broiling..
No family night is perfect. This is a great example of how things do not always work out how you planned it. But, perfection is not the point. I know Martha isn’t going to come knock on my door and let me know how I failed in Broiling 101. Setting aside time with our family is what is important.
We also had some nachos and put them in a little basket!
For dessert, we had brownies with icing in the shape of a football….(not pretty, but oh well….re-read above!)
For some reason, all the pictures I got were of food! Part of our football night included a trip to Sport Seasons to pick out a shirt. We are all about teams from Tennessee! Jason, Emery and I got UT t-shirts, Bradley got a black TN jersey and Parker picked out a Titans shirt. We wanted to be decked out in orange or blue to support our favorite teams.
Next, we went to get RIBBON…what do we need ribbon for on Football Family Night…..to make our own FLAGS. Our craft was homemade Flags for a little flag football game….
The kids picked out their own ribbon and we picked up velcro to finish putting them together. They were so cute. After dinner, we played our game! It was boys versus girls and it was pretty hysterical.
We had such a fun time and Parker even commented that this was one of her favorite nights! I love it because sometimes our nights can be catered more to the girls so having one that Bradley can be all about it something I am going to have to work on more and more.
Our devotional was about working together and being a team. Jason used Ecclesiastes 4:9-12
9 Two are better than one,
because they have a good return for their work:
10 If one falls down,
his friend can help him up.
But pity the man who falls
and has no one to help him up!
11 Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm.
But how can one keep warm alone?
12 Though one may be overpowered,
two can defend themselves.
A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.
We talked about how God has placed them in our family for a purpose. I love hearing them talk through what it means to be apart of our family and how they are apart of God’s Kingdom plan to make His name famous. We also talked about taking care of each other, defending one another and standing together. I want my kids to by loyal to each other and be each others greatest encourager. We were made to be in community and these verses were a great reminder of that.
Jason made a short video of the Stew Fam Flag Football Extravaganza!
Be looking for the PDF for Football on Family Muscle this week!