This was one of those really great weekends! Rick got home from work late Friday afternoon and spent his evening getting attacked by the kids for his attention. I had been grocery shopping so got the groceries put away, dinner served, and the kitchen cleaned. We just did the usual Friday night stuff.
Yesterday we got to sleep in because there was no bowling! Yay!! We blew our healthy eating routine and feasted on chocolate donuts for breakfast. That didn't settle well with Brynne's stomach as she played a very intense basketball game a couple of hours later. But she held it together and even got her first basket of the season! Their team won and it was a great game.
I gave all the kids their Valentines gifts ... new festive shirts from American Eagle for all four of the older kids (so they could look cute when they went on their dates) and Amiibos for the WiiU for the younger two. We don't go crazy for Valentine's Day but I always like to get them a little something to show them how special they are to me. I got Rick a bag full of his favorite snacks. And he had bought me a new North Face coat (that was supposed to be for this coming Christmas) that he gave to me a couple of weeks ago. It was so cold on Saturday that I was super happy to have that gift!!
Rick took the kids to Subway for lunch, and bought me Chinese because Subway is not my favorite. The kids played the WiiU, Rick watched Friends on Netflix in the Sitting Room on his phone, and I took a snoozer on the couch. Perfect Saturday afternoon! Dawson and Taylar went to the movies, and Collin and Kyndal stayed home all day nursing their sick puppy dog.
I fixed a great dinner for the whole family, including my mom, last night. We had chicken parmesan, salad, french bread, and my new favorite dessert. Chocolate chip cookie dough + Oreos + marshmallows + Brownie mix = LOVE!! You layer those things in a baking dish and bake for about 40 minutes at 350 degrees. Top that warm bit of gooeyness with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and O.M.G. Heaven!
We played a couples version of Game and Wario's "Sketch" (one of our favorite video games to play together as a family), and then piled up in the living room to watch Remember the Titans.
A perfect Valentine's Day.
Today the temps dropped even more! After Sunday school the kids and I put back on our pjs. I did loads and loads of laundry, got in another nap, and then made meatloaf, mashed potatoes, and corn for Rick before he headed back to Oklahoma for work.
The kids went to their room to play and I got caught up on a couple of t.v. shows (Have you watched How to Get Away with Murder? I love that show!) and did my online bill paying.
The snow started coming down and we are supposed to get a few inches tonight. The kids will be impossible to get to focus tomorrow because all they are going to want to do is play out in the snow.
You will notice I do not have any photos. I guess I was spending so much time enjoying my family that I didn't take pictures of them. But don't worry, I have the images of our happy family etched on my heart. We have a great family, including the significant others of the older kids. I think my mom was worn out after spending an hour or so with us. We are a pretty crazy group ... never a dull moment, and there is nothing we won't talk and laugh about! We enjoy spending our time together and it makes for a happy home.
I hope you had fun with your sweeties this weekend. That's what Valentine's Day is all about!