Tuesday, October 2, 2007

family night out (aka... FHE)

So the Buchanan's have been slackers for the last 5 or so years - but we did our first FHE Monday night. It turned out pretty fun. Jason was working at the hospital late so we met him at the Toys R'Us in Awutukee. We hung out and let the kids figure out what to put on their Christmas lists this year (hoping to give Santa a heads up so he can start buying early and when things go on sale - rather then the week before). We went out to Mimi's Cafe after for dinner (Paige's favorite restaurant) - and the kids didn't get to bed til after 8pm. That's a pretty wild night out for us.

Also it gave Paige a chance to figure out what she really wants to save her money for. She loves doing odd jobs to earn money, and before she would buy "daughters" (Polly Pocket sized Disney Princesses) now that she owns all of them a couple times over - we thought she needed to save for bigger things. This summer she saved up and bought a fish tank and her first beta fish that she named "Cody Mack Scrouch Buchanan" after her baby cousin. Well, after our FHE night out she decided she wants a digital camera & "heely-ish" type shoe/skates combo. It's a great goal because it not only teaches her to save, work hard, and be thifty - but she has also learned the concept of tithing. She's my good girl.


(daughters) (shoe/skates) (really cool digital camers)

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I WANT DAUGHTERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

the Picketts said...

how cute is she! thats so funny, her fav. restaurant is Mimis...you are such a good mom and i love watching you with babies, you are so cute with them!

The McMillans said...

Nut Nuggets!!!! Wisky Wiggles!!!! petunia pickles!!! ( those are all mine of course.)

I have at last been able to break the cyber wall that once kept me from spying in on your life. I admit I am a tiny bit nosy, but it is all in good jest. I like to send all my happy nuggets your way. Anyway, I found you, and from now on I shall read away at your blog. What a great life you have! I want to come to your preschool, forget my kids! HEHE HE!

The AZ McMillans said...

Wow Buchanans, you guys are so good for having FHE! It looks like it was lots o' fun. It's such a good idea to have her save for something. I'll have to jot that down the "Things I've Learned From Maren" notebook I am keeping. Have FHE AND teach kids earn and save their money...two in one night!

The McMillans said...

OH! and I am glad to hear that you got out and had a great time with the kids. By the looks of all the many things you do and do well, your family was due for a little fun!

The Blakes said...

FHE comes in all shapes and sizes. I definitely like your brand of it though! Love the kiddie dig cam, what a great idea!