Some of my favorite childhood memories include evenings when all the neighbors in our cul-de-sac came to our house. Parents were standing around the grill while kids played in the yard together. There is something about those peaceful, fun evenings as a child I will never forget.
September 28th, Reading Club had its first Family Fun Night and the evening resonated in my mind as those sweet sounds from childhood.
Our two fifth grade buddies planned the event for weeks! They decided on our menu: Nachos and Faygo, our decorations: a rainbow of tablecloths complete with flowers and homemade confetti, and voted that games would be an important part of the evening. They did a terrific job and were proud of their hard work!
Several moms joined us Thursday evening after Reading Club and we all enjoyed a delicious meal, prepared by Oak Tree’s Women of Faith Fellowship. We were so thankful for these neighbors who served us!
After dessert, we formed teams with our family members and played Minute-to-Win-it Games putting Books of the Bible in order, stacking library books so quietly the librarian wouldn’t say “SHH!”, and keeping balloons afloat! The smiles and giggles were infectious!
We capped off the evening with a story, as all good Reading Club events must! We listened to Catching the Moon by Crystal Hubbard reminding all of our spunky kids to keep dreaming and working hard and thanking their parents who support them every step of the way.
Thank you, Reading Club Families, for a wonderful evening, but more so for pursuing God with us and enjoying his wonderful gift of words!