Tonight was our family night. For those of you who read last week, yes, it's a different day this week. Here's how we choose:
Cyra has a countdown chain for our Disneyworld trip. When we were making it, I randomly put Mickey heads about every 7-15 days. When she pulls off a chain w/ a Mickey head, we get to do something fun as a family to get us excited about Disneyworld in December.
Tonight Cyra wanted "monkey night". Hmmm...what to do?
I ended up going to the library and getting every fiction book concerning monkeys in the entire children's section. Sorry kids, Mr. Sock monkey is at the Conforth house for a few days. =(
After dinner, we played Barrel of Monkeys. Ross beat us all, and Cyra came in second. I came in at 1st runner up....to the loser. That game is actually hard! The pic w/ the monkeys all clustered is one of Ross's turns. One of his was hanging on my a foot, but he ended up getting all of them!
After that we enjoyed a small batch of monkey bread. Which is refrigerator biscuits cut up, rolled in cinnamon & sugar, topped w/ a butter & brown sugar syrup, baked, then dipped in cream cheese frosting. Seriously....it's as good as cinnabon. And CHEAP! Aldi has those biscuits for .29 a can!
Lastly we watched a Jeff Corwin monkey special. It wasn't all about monkeys, but it got us excited about visiting Animal Kingdom again. I think the girls will enjoy it a little more now that they're older.