Saturday, February 16, 2013

First Wake Forest Basketball Game

Our friends called and invited us to see the Wake Forest game today against Georgia Tech in box seats.  It was the first time we had taken the children to a basketball game.  They had a great time.  There was plenty of popcorn and lots of room to run around.

The Deacs were playing in white and pink today in honor of breast cancer awareness.  Molly was THRILLED.  She kept cheering, "Go Pink and White!  Go Pink and White!"  She had insisted on wearing that pink bow before we left the house.  She would not consider a gold or black one.  So when we arrived and our team was in pink, she was delighted!!!  

The game was so very close, but we lost by one point.  We still had a great time and are appreciative of our friends for thinking of us!

Valentines' Day Celebrations

 As I have stated on this blog many times, I LOVE Valentines' Day!  I love having family traditions to share with my children, that we all look forward to each year.

Of course we decorated the outside of our house with hearts!

We decorated Valentine Candy houses together for our Family Home Evening activity.

Molly and I hosted a PINKALICIOUS Mommy and Me Valentine Party at our house this week.  They made these adorable play dough cupcakes.

Molly made Valentines for her friends and attached them to bubbles.

Ryan designed his own cards to give to his friends.  We punched holes and threaded glow sticks through the bamboo sticks.

Andrew decided to share store bought Ninjago cards this year.

 We ate Heart Shaped Waffles and strawberries for our Valentine Breakfast.  I also served milk with heart ice cubes.

Molly and I went to school and shared a healthy snack with Ryan's kindergarten class.  Ryan loves when we come to school!

 After school, the boys had a great time opening their cards from their friends.

We had flank steak and salad by candlelight for dinner.  Then enjoyed a fun dance party together.  Nana and Papa came by and shared Valentine cards Aunt Emmy had sent from Guatemala.  We ended the evening with fondue and our annual heart stacking contest.   Daddy was the winner this year with 24 hearts!  (But Andrew was an awfully close second).

For some reason, when we were finished with the fondue, the children decided that it would be funny to ask Daddy to put chocolate on their faces.   We ended the evening with lots of giggles and chocolaty kisses! And another Valentines' Day filled with happy memories.

First Soccer Game

The boys are playing indoor soccer at a local rec center this winter and had their first game this week.  The teams were supposed to be divided by ages, but instead they ended up putting everyone together.  Andrew and Ryan are playing with 9 and 10 year olds, too.  Even with these much bigger kids, the boys did a great job.  Andrew's favorite position to play is forward.  My little Ry-guy loves being the Goalie!  He blocked 12 out of 13 attempts his first time playing goalie!

Daddy Daughter Dance

Molly and Chad went to a Daddy and Daughter Dance at the Children's Museum.

Molly chose out her own outfit for the evening.  This is a Belle costume.  (The winter dress she wears in the movie).

She sat patiently while I curled her hair.  The curls did not stay in for more than 2 minutes, though.  As you can see by her expression, she wasn't quite sure what to think about the curling iron.

She also really wanted red finger and toenails to match.

Chad and Molly had a wonderful time.  They ate yummy food, decorated a crown, and danced the night away.