Once a month we get together with our friends and have a family worship time outside. We spend that time praying, singing, and sharing what the Lord is doing in our lives. The kids feel like they are welcome to share as well.
I love this time of worshipping with the whole family. The kids can range in age from baby to teens. It’s a little noisier this way, but I don’t think God tells us anywhere that we have to be quiet and sit still in order to praise Him.
After our worship, we always visit and play until it gets dark. This month, our friend wanted to take the playing part to the next level…or ten levels! We had a giant ice cream fight. FUN!
It started with two teams and two tables full of buckets of cheap ice cream and toppings. The teams had a relay race. They had to run to the table, do a push up, and grab any one item off the table to run back to their sundae bowl (kiddie pool). I was cracking up at the little girls who would stand at the table trying to decide what they wanted to pick.
Once they had all of their sundae supplies at their pool, they could start building the sundae.
The first team to get all of their toppings on and get the cherry on the top could start the fight. Once the fighting started, they could both go. It was nuts!
They were putting ice cream down each others’ backs.
Here’s my sticky crew. Bear was done and in Tony’s arms pretty soon after the insanity started.
Clean up with the hose was COLD!
Family worship nights always ends with watermelon. Good times!
I’m so thankful God has put these families in our lives. We pray together, challenge each other, worship together, serve the community together, hang out together, and now throw ice cream at each other. What next?