Now that his grandmother passed away and our daughter is in her twenties we have a NEW tradition for fall - Choose Your Weapon. Yep, this peace loving, non weapon owning, quiet family on a hill takes to the field and does battle with balloons and cans. It is quite possibly the funniest moment of the year and makes the idea of making a huge Thanksgiving meal that is eaten in less then 15 minutes worthwhile.
How it works:
My husband ties balloons filled with powder (this year water, I think) to various trees, bushes, and fences throughout the property. He then lays out our assortment of weapons: a Daisy BB Gun, traditional bow and arrows, and a slingshot. Each round we choose one weapon and try to hit the targets. After the round we have to rotate weapons. What happens mostly is that we laugh and laugh.
The best part? When I post the photo to Facebook and friends who know us wonder aloud at what the heck is going on... we look pretty bad ass.