Saturday, April 21, 2012

Family Surfing Night, #4

I'm thinking our selections for Family Surfing Night must be a very strange glimpse 
into our family psychology.

But, you know ... 

there's just SO MUCH good stuff out there :o)

I missed posting about our last Family Surfing Night ... no one sent me their links ... so I shall mention that Nathan won, but post my own entry because it was awesome ...

Family Surfing Night is really an opportunity for me to inflict videos from my childhood upon my own children.  I've told my kids about this Sesame Street video for years ... apparently it had a big impact on me as a five year old.  I'm not sure which was more fun ... seeing it again, or watching the confused why-is-this-funny faces of my family as they  watched it.

However ... we have this video to thank for a wonderful new tradition in our family:
the hand hug


Again, I must say that Family Surfing Night is fun for the whole family.  
I have teenagers.
 THEY ask ME when are we going to do surfing night.


Our rules:
we gather in the family room with our laptops.  
we surf the web for 15 minutes.

at the end of 15 minutes, everyone shows the best/funniest/favorite thing they found while surfing the webbernets and we vote for the best one.

Videos are limited to (approximately) 3 minutes in length.

The WINNER shall be the proud and much envied recipient of the Family Surfing Night Traveling Trophy, to be affixed to the refrigerator with their name for all to see:

We must revisit these rules, as some videos are longer than the suggested 3 minutes ... and usually everyone comes to the family room having already  trolled the internet for a winning entry.  But anyway ... 

From Melissa ... another Sesame Street Classic ... my first favorite song! 

(and again, my family looks confused ... which i find hilarious ... i can't stop laughing)

From Aaron - one word ... BANANA!!!!

From Dan - super cool animation ...

From Ben - strange teenager internet humor ...

From Nathan - even stranger teenager internet humor ...

From Abbie - a laughter chain that will make you ... laugh!

And the winner is ...


give that boy a   hand hug !!

Shared joy is doubled joy ... let's double the joy for both of us - what are you most grateful for today? Click below to leave your comment. I'll go first :

  1. Thank you so much for stopping by The NY Melrose Family and leaving such a sweet comment. I'm following. I host a weekly link party on Wednesdays and I'd love for you to link up your latest posts. You can find me at

    1. yay, thank you for following, Jenny! I will come play at your place on Wednesday!

  2. This sounds like a really fun activity to do as a family! Thanks for stopping by the other day.

    1. it is! i was just clicking around on your blog, Krystle ... i love your tag line :o)

  3. The "banana" one *was* pretty cute, lol! I even shared it on my facebook! I think it's awesome that you're a homeschooling mom. I homeschooled both our boys all the way through and now one is in his last year of college and the other is in his first year of college, so my homeschooling days are at an end.

    I love that you have a family night. We try and have at least one night together when the oldest is home visiting from college. Thank you for your sweet comments on my blog!

    1. oh, i will tell Aaron you reposted his entry, he'll be so proud :o) Always so affirming to hear about other homeschoolers who've made it all the way thru ... WOW!

  4. this is so cute! What a fun idea.