Ring in the New Year with a new type of resolution—in 2015, you’ll be making new family traditions in your new Wayne Home. With an array of floor plans to choose from and the ability to customize your home, you will be certain to enjoy your new traditions. Whether you want a kitchen that can accommodate multiple cooks for Sunday brunch or a back patio to host family and friends for cookouts and birthdays, Wayne Homes can build it. Take this New Year as a fresh opportunity to create new family traditions in your Wayne Home.
Have a Weekly Family Fun Night
Once a week, gather everyone in the great room for some good ol’ fashioned family fun. Share the movies you grew up watching with your children. Don’t forget to grab the popcorn! If movies aren’t up your alley, challenge everyone with a family game night. Teach your children how to play card games like Go Fish or Slapjack. Spend the evening taking turns rolling the dice and collecting money and property with Monopoly. It doesn’t matter which game you choose; what matters is the time you spend with your family is time well spent.
Cook Sunday Brunch
Wake your family up on Sundays with the smell of homemade buttery biscuits. Or perhaps they prefer blueberry pancakes or a savory omelet. Introduce your little ones to the joys of baking by setting aside Sunday mornings to cook and enjoy each other’s company. Turn off the TV and your cell phones and strike up a conversation while you help yourselves to a home-cooked meal that will become everyone’s favorite part of the weekend.
Bury a Time Capsule
Commemorate the first year of living in your custom home by putting together a time capsule. Put photos of the kids, newspaper clippings or magazine cutouts of major events, maybe even photos of what your Wayne Home looked like when you first moved in. Bury it in the back yard, and set a reminder to dig it up in 10, 20 or 30 years to reminisce. Just don’t forget where you buried it!
Read the Kids a Bedtime Story
Take time every night to read a story to the kiddies as they snuggle into bed. Children whose parents read to them characteristically have more advanced vocabularies and perform well in school. Keep them engaged at night by reading a chapter from Harry Potter or make them giggle with a fairy tale parody from The Stinky Cheese Man. This will also help children love their rooms as much as you love your master retreat.
Start an Annual Get-Together
What’s nice about tradition is that you can count on it. The familiarity of an annual event makes it easy for friends and family to plan to spend time with you. Maybe you host a yearly Spring Break Fest, where you invite neighbors over for family fun at your home. Why not take advantage of the long summer days with an annual barbeque? Break out the grill and your signature potato salad recipe. Make sure your custom Wayne Home has ample patio space to accommodate all your family and friends.
A Tradition of Excellence
You don’t have to invent dozens of family traditions in your new custom home. Remember to choose a few that are best suited for you and your family—quality always trumps quantity. Just as this is good advice for you—we take it to heart, too! We’ve built a legacy of excellence by making quality our tradition at Wayne Homes. Make your new Wayne Home a memorable one with new family traditions in 2015.
About Wayne Homes
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