The Boy and I were looking for some family fun today and we decided we were going to head out to Walmart and pick up some supplies to make a journal for him. He used to make a new journal every month at daycare and it was so much fun to see what he had been thinking everyday at the end of the month. Hubby and I have been talking about taking him to see the movie, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, because he sees the commercials and cracks up every time. This reminded me of the journals he used to make so I knew he would love this craft for the weekend.
The Boy and I headed out to Walmart to pick up a few things for our journal craft and we saw that Walmart has the first two Wimpy Kid movies. I’m thinking we may need to rent or buy these two first before seeing Dog Days in the theater. My boy is just now starting to watch “real people” movies rather than cartoon movies so it’s hit-n-miss whether he will want to sit for the entire movie. It’s looking like rain here today so maybe we’ll just pick these up when we bring Daddy home from work tonight. We need a Family Fun Movie Night because it has been a while!!
While we were at Walmart, we had to pick up a few other things like dog food and fish food and my boy has been asking for more fruit cups since we made the Fruit & Yogurt Smoothies last week. I thought this would be a good snack for us to have while we made his journal and tonight while Daddy is making enchiladas!! The Del Monte fruit cup section of our store was pretty bare, but they had several flavors so I stacked them together for The Boy to choose. He picked peaches again!!
We headed home with some art paper and markers and started making the first few pages of the journal. I asked my boy to make a family portrait, but he wanted me to do it so he handed me the colors he wanted on the page and I drew the family. The two animals are supposed to be our dogs, Molly and Abby, but they look a little like cats, I think.
While I was drawing the family, he was drawing several other pages in the journal (these may or may not end up in a Wordless Wednesday post soon!) and this one is of our betta fish, Coach. I love that he remembered Coach because I completely forgot even though we just had to buy fish food.
Just in case you’re wondering, we don’t look ANYTHING like stick people, but I wasn’t about to draw giant ovals for our family portrait!! This is a picture of us heading to my husband’s brother’s wedding (no, my husband did not wear stained shorts – he changed into a tuxedo once we got there).
I definitely think tonight calls for a Family Fun Movie Night. We’re a silly, crazy family and actually this photo booth picture portrays us much better!! I can’t wait to show Hubby the journal that we made.
What do you do for Family Fun?!!
Would your child love to have his/her own journal?!!
This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias and Del Monte Foods. #CBias #Snacks4WimpyKid. All stories and opinions are my own.