Saturday, September 26, 2015

Day 14- Family Game Night

Our life has been so crazy for the last couple weeks that we haven't been able to spend a lot of time just being together as a family. Stephanie asked if we could have Family Game Night yesterday and I thought it was a great idea. We cooked frozen pizzas, played games, ate chicken wings, watched a movie and had Stephanie's yummy popcorn. It was a very relaxing and fun night!

For our game we decided to play Apples to Apples. We weren't sure how it would go, but it turned out being a great game for Minjae because it helped him learn many new American words and phrases. Occasionally he would ask, "What does this mean?" but most of the time he went right along with it. He even played so really good cards and had everyone laughing with his antics. He was a regular part of the family.

At some point during the game Stephanie looked at the green cards she had won and made a comment about how they described her perfectly. Everyone looked at their own cards and we all had a big laugh when we read our own green cards out loud. Here are the cards everyone had won.

Brenton/ Andrew





It was extremely funny reading the cards out loud.

The movie we watched was McFarland, USA. This is a fantastic movie starring Kevin Costner. The movie is based on the true story of a high school teacher and coach who moved to McFarland, CA for a job. While there he discovered a group of boys with amazing running talents. He develops them into championship runners, while simultaneously learning about their families and Spanish culture. The movie does a good job depicting a few of the tough choices the kids and families had to make, and it also shows how cool it is when people from different backgrounds and cultures learn to set aside differences and build relationships with one another. I really liked the movie and so did all of the kids.

We needed a chance to slow down and enjoy being the Balvins together. In this respect Family Game Night was a big success and I'm looking forward to the next one.

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