20 September 2010

The Drake Fighters...



With Symon being out most nights the last week, our family was in desperate need of some quality time together. After discussing this, we decided another family fun night was due.  Later that day, each of us were handed a named envelope by Symon, with this inside...


You wouldn't believe how excited the kids were (and me realising that all I had to cook for tea was noodles!!). They've been planning their costumes and 'names' for the last couple of days - and tonight we had one of the best nights together that we've had in ages!!

So I present to you: The Drake Fighters

Name: She Fighter
Special Skills:  Super Sneaky


Name: Pink Panther
Special Skills: Speed & Super Scratch



Name: Black Ninja
Special Skills: Agility & Ninja Stars


Name: Red Panda
Special Skills: Strength & Fireball



Name: The Crochet Menace
Special Skills: High kick & crochet hooks (my Granny Neck Warmer actually came in handy!)


Name: Mandrake
Special Skills: Good looks & Big Guns (haha - he's so humble)



We had so much fun doing our photo shoot together, eating noodles while watching a dvd, wrestling, having a little prize giving ceremony and playing a computer game together.  Fun doesn't need to cost heaps or take too much effort - it's just about taking time out and doing something special together... and having a bit of fun at the same time!!  

It's amazing how simple planned fun can be, and the memories are so worth it!



  

To see more of our fun family meals, go here.

50 comments:

  1. Anonymous9:19 pm

    Wow! This is the first thing I saw when I logged on. So inspired to do something similar! Thanks Kristy!

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  2. Wow! You guys rock! Fabulous fun!

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  3. Haha!! you guys are awesome!

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  4. kattabrained9:27 pm

    this is so cool!

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  5. Whoa! You guys are the coolest family!!!

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  6. You are inspirational miss paisley jade.
    for serious. much respect xo

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  7. Hehe. Its so good to see a family having fun.

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  8. you guys crack me up. Love the outfits. Too cool!

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  9. Yup. Original family fun is the best kind of fun. Inspiring stuff you guys and gals!

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  10. Ellymay10:54 pm

    What fun, great to see everyone enjoying the moment, love the outfits, especially the lovely looking lady in the black boots, the kids all did so well with their outfits and would have enjoyed getting them altogether; Mr Paisley Jade looks rather dashing as well, wonder where he gets his looks from!!

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  11. Woazers! looks like a fun night. Loving the outfits, esp your boots. HOT STUFF.
    This is the stuff that makes families tight. Great stuff.

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  12. What a fun night! Excellent idea I might just have to borrow!

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  13. HaHa LOVE it. That looks too awesome. We also love having family nights. My husband works horrible shifts so we very rarely get family time so as you know it is so important to make the most of it! In fact I was suppose to go a party tonight but the hostess is ill...maybe we can have our own party!?!

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  14. That is hilarious! What fun. :)

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  15. oh oh oh that is the coolest thing...very inspiring!!!
    Dressing up is so much fun and you are right the memories last forever!
    Good on ya Kristy....and WOW your alter-ego is hot hot hot!!! Those boots sure came in handy!!!
    Family time is precious!

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  16. Mónica Hdz. (México)2:56 am

    Wow!!!!!! Great time togheter!! :)

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  17. Mandrake, you guys have to keep doing this. What a hoot! The kids will always remember these days. Oh, and your hat is way too cool!

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  18. hoe fun
    love the photos

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  19. You guys are awesome! You have to be the funnest (is that a word?) family I've ever come across! :o)

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  20. Seriously that's fantastic! Maybe you can get a poster printed up with all of your photos on :o)

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  21. are those the thrifted boots from symon? HAWWWT!

    this looks like so much fun! good on ya guys, you look like such cool fun parents!

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  22. Thank you for sharing these amazing photos with us. I laughed out loud by watching them. They are wonderful <3

    xo, Mel


    http://mel-lifesalabyrinth.blogspot.com/

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  23. That is sooooo great!!!
    I started smiling and then laughing the second i saw that first photo.
    You guys are TOTALLY the coolest family i know.
    LOVE the idea. Love the names.
    LOVE the simplicity.
    YOU ROCK!!!

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  24. What can I say, everyone else said it. This reminds me of family fun times with my 4 kids (2 girls and 2 boys just like you.) Awesome example to others.

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  25. Well this is just too awesome!
    And you are one hot street fighter mama!
    I think this could catch on - lets hope so!

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  26. SO super fun! It looks like such a great night and like you say fun doesn't have to cost money. Right time to go plan family fun!

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  27. What a fun night! You all look awesome.
    I think we might need to have a themed family dinner.

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  28. What a brilliant idea. Awesome. My 7-year-old was looking over my shoulder as I read and she is now pottering off to make invitations for a themed family night here (granted, our theme is likely to be Princesses or Girl Detectives or somesuch, but hey ;-)

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  29. LOVE IT! It looks like such fun. I am bookmarking this for when the kiddos get older!

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  30. What fun! We have Friday Night Family Fun Night each week- one of the favourites is going through the car wash (our kids are a bit younger than yours), but I think I might just steal your idea...Thanks. Cx

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  31. this is the best.

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  32. What a fantastic idea and a great fun night for all the family! Love everybody's costumes :)

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  33. I love this so much; I know I've already commented but just wanted to let you know I have MENTIONED you on my latest post "Wrestlemania"

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  34. WOW, where do you get the energy? had to follow you as you are my namesake :) and you have a fantastic blog too!

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  35. You guys rock! I love that you did this. Off to have a look at your other family nights now!

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  36. Love it! That is so cool. Good on you and good on Dad. Those are the nights that will be remembered forever.

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  37. Anonymous9:19 pm

    So cool!! Would you consider putting your cards up on your blog to inspire the rest of us?

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  38. ooooooooo SO MUCH FUN! we try to do the odd crazy night here too...so nice to have fun (and cheap too!) next on my list of frivolities is a karate kid night ...thought I would see if I can get my sunday school class inspired to dress up and join us! - GO you guys

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  39. What fun, thanks for checking out my blog, cheers Marie

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  40. I just stumbled upon your sweet little blog and couldn't help but hit the follow button! I look forward to following your adventures in the future! xo, Kate

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  41. First time at your blog and this completely rocks! Can't wait to read more!

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  42. hhahaha this looks like so much fun, can I come and live with you guys?

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  43. How cool are you lot! So much fun! xx

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  44. You guys are legends!!! Major Kool Points!

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  45. oh my word...love this!!!! what a fantastic idea!!!

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  46. love this!!.....this is what family is all about...FUN!!
    love that I just discovered your blog!!

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  47. Ola, que familia linda, adorei os doces, também. Tenho sete filhos minha familia também é grande somos muito felizes também.Quando puer me faz uma visita em meu blog de crochê tem muitas coisas interessantes e belas. Obrigada beijos Sonia Ap.

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  48. Just seen this (I am so behind!) - HILARIOUS! Fantastic idea and fantastic pictures, really made me giggle! Love the Black Ninja pic!
    Ali
    x

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  49. hahahaha, omg I fell of my chair laughing. Love you guys!

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