I was inspired by another mom to start being intentional about planning a regular family night - a night set aside just for us to enjoy eachother. We started it off with "fairy-tale" night. We started by slaying a dragon - well, a meatloaf dragon. (I shaped a turkey/beef loaf and then covered it with "green" brown rice) and the girls had previously helped me to make white-chocolate dipped pretzel "royal scepters/wands" for dessert. They also helped to turn some cardboard boxes into castles and made crowns for us all to wear. After dinner we pulled out the dress-up clothes and all got in on acting out fairy-tales such as Rapunzel and the Three Little Pigs. We even video-taped one of our productions. Then we closed the night by reading some new fairy-tales for bedtime stories. The girls loved it so much they awoke wanting to do it all over again today. It was a special night. We're looking forward to many more and a scrapbook full of fun family memories!