Meet Rob and Kelly…

One thing I so appreciate about our family is that we try to be purposeful about planning special nights together where TV and telephones fall to the wayside, and imagination and teamwork grab the spotlight. They are nights when we [usually Brandon and I together] plan some sort of activity that includes riddles, a feat to accomplish, or something to create. My husband has dubbed these nights “Family Challenges” and this past Saturday’s was a hands-down favorite here.

Planned this time by Brandon and our daughter [she earned the privilege to plan], we were given two bags of balloons and the directive to create a “balloon person” and compose a small write-up about who this individual is–all in 45 minutes. Divided into two teams, we were allowed to obtain any other necessary building materials from the kitchen or garage [i.e. tape, markers, string] and were encouraged to stage the scene to fit the character of our creation.

Here’s what we came up with, named by our children:

"Team Kelly" posing with their new friend in full snow gear.


“Snowboarding Kelly”, a 7 year old girl who loves to ‘board.



"Rob" is a 20 year old college student at home for Christmas vacation. He loves to enjoy a snack in his slippers.

Because nothing seems “official” to certain members of our household without an poll or referee involved, we are asking for you, dear readers, to vote on which creation you like the best. Lest you are tempted to click on without voting, you should know that there are prizes for the winners!  The kids are depending on you!



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One Response to Meet Rob and Kelly…

  1. Mackenzie says:

    This is the COOLEST idea!! I was told to check the blog by A, and I’m glad I did. This is such a cool family idea – one that I will be stealing when my own children are old enough to enjoy it!

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