Monday, January 23, 2012

Badges of Fun: Start a New Tradition

With the help of Mike and myself, the girls earned badge number six in Disney Family Fun's Badges of Fun challenge!  The theme of this badge was Start a New Tradition.  As always, FamilyFun offered a bunch of fun ideas.  The only problem was, their tradition ideas were annual traditions.  We LOVE traditions!  I think it is a great way to celebrate with family and carry on my own childhood memories into my own family.  We pick out and buy new ornaments for our tree every year at Christmas.  We have our favorite meal on our birthdays.  We (well, mostly just me) eat sauerkraut and pork on New Year's Day.  We wear green on St. Patrick's Day.  We eat heart-shaped pizza on Valentine's Day.  Our year is FULL of traditions!  For this badge, I wanted to start a monthly tradition.  We decided that the first Saturday of every month is now
The girls have lots of fun games, including a few new ones they got for Christmas!  The one main rule is that everyone must participate.  It is another way for our family to do something together!  Our first family game night was a huge success!!
Playing Trouble

Playing the Cupcake Memory game

The girls had a lot of fun, as did Mike and I!  We don't "let them win" so it is a great way for them to learn how to be a good loser and not a boastful winner.  They learn fairness, patience, and how to take turns.  Also, it has be a big help in teaching Taylor numbers!  Jaden and Taylor both earned their sixth badge!


Great job, girls!!


To earn their next badge, the girls will get to have a little winter fun!  We are excited to get outside for that badge!

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