Outdoor Movie Fun

Spring is such a great time of the year. The days are getting longer, it’s warmer, and all the plants are budding/blooming/greening. We have hosted a few “late nights” at our house in the last few weeks with all the neighborhood kids. Two weeks ago we had 15 kids 10 and under in our backyard until 9:30. We played Red Rover and Freeze Tag. This weekend, we decided to throw an outdoor movie night. We invited three other families over to watch Despicable Me projected to a large white sheet. We started around 8:15pm and had a great time eating popcorn, quoting lines / songs, and laughing during the movie. It was a big hit not only with the neighborhood kids, but with their parents who came over and enjoyed it, too.

We projected the movie onto a large white sheet we hung between our portable volleyball poles.

We projected the movie onto a large white sheet we hung between our portable volleyball poles.

The kids and parents were scattered out in camp chairs and on blankets.

The kids and parents were scattered out in camp chairs and on blankets.

The warmer weather also means we are out on the green grass with the kids more, which means an opportunity to take pictures. The boy was the latest victim of mom-tographer Jen while I was at work this week.

Austin Austin

The cold-weather plants have all been planted (spinach, peas, onions, kale, potatoes) and we have a number of starts growing aggressively in the house. It’s a great time of the year!

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One thought on “Outdoor Movie Fun

  1. Man, I am really jealous of you guys. I can’t believe you have so much green–green grass, green leaves on trees, etc. And all the flowers! We don’t have any of that yet. Today I glimpsed the tiniest signs of grass growing in our backyard and then it was covered with snow a few hours later. Last week we got six inches of snow and the week before, school got canceled from snow. We still have bare trees and no flowers anywhere. I can’t wait for spring to get here.

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