Friday, March 10, 2017

Valentine's Day

Yep.  I realize Valentine's Day was nearly a month ago, but I'm finally getting around to blogging.
It was pretty similar to our other Valentine's Days (which makes it tradition, right?!)

We "heart attacked" the kids door when I got home from work Monday night.

And I decorated the kitchen table.
(The books are all ones we already owned that I pull out during the season.)

My mom sent the kids the gummy bouquet, a tin of chocolate, the Good, Good Father book, glow sticks, mini M&M's, and a gift.  Logan got hot wheel cars.  I knew they would be getting stuff from others, so I just did practical.  Logan got underwear. (No, he's not potty trained.  He refuses to poop in the potty.  I was hoping some new underwear would motivate him. Nope.)

Olivia got stamps from my mom.  Her tin was filled with some clearance accessories I found--a scarf, necklace, and headband.

Olivia woke up with great excitement.  Holidays are her thing!

It has become a tradition that she hand makes Michael a card (or 3), and he makes her one.  She was focused on reading what he wrote. :)

She loved her accessories!

Logan does not wake up with the same exuberance as his sister.  Michael was reading his hearts and told him that one was from him after he read it.  Logan said, "No. Mommy did this."  LOL!

We always have to add food into our celebration.  Heart pancakes, red raspberries (a favorite of my kiddos) and cool whip.

Olivia was very upset the day before that Michael had to work, because Valentine's is  holiday and he should NOT have to work on a holiday... to the point of tears.  Sweet girl just lovers her Boppa.  So he went into work a little later and enjoyed breakfast with us.

We made cupcakes later in the day.  Both of my kids love to help cook and bake.

I tried to keep lunch with the theme (because Olivia would have no less), but still simple enough for me.  Our plates were in the wash from breakfast, so I wrote on their plates. Then I cut a heart sandwich, pink yogurt, a heart peep, and some cherry flavored fruit--which was bought specifically to make into some pinterest something or other that I ditched for "it's red". Ha ha!

After lunch the cupcakes were ready to be frosted and get sprinkles!

Yum yum!

During lunch we got a special delivery of Cheryl's Cookies from Grandma Pryor.  YUMMY!
She also sent the kids a Barnes and Noble gift card, which they enjoy.  Books are a favorite around here, and being able to pick out your very own to keep is always special!

The rest of the day was mostly uneventful.  Michael brought Olivia and I home a rose and he brought me sushi for dinner and took care of the kids dinner.  That was about all we had time for before I headed to work.

Another holiday in the books!

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Logan's Birthday; Part 2

Since we did the special breakfast and gifts on Saturday, we skipped all of that on Sunday.  We got ready and headed to Grapevine for some fun.

First up was a lunch at Rainforest Cafe.  Our kids like going there for special occasions.

Then we headed to Legoland.  Obviously, this isn't the same type of Legoland that's in California and Florida. Those are full on amusement parks.  This place is just a little play place in a mall (and about a fourth of the cost!), but it was still memorable for a 3 and 5 year old.  Which is all we were going for!

Both of our kids love playing with Legos.

We went on a ride first.  There are only a few to choose from.  Luckily it wasn't too crowded, so we enjoyed them all multiple times.  You had to shoot the bad guys and spiders to save the princess.

Logan was just tall enough for the other ride.  The faster you peddled the higher you went.

Olivia and Michael were in front of us.

There was a lot of press for the Batman movie coming out.

There is a whole little city to check out.

There was a 4D movie to watch--which means it also has fans and sprays out foam on you.  How cute is this guy?!  We actually went twice, and thankfully it was a different movie each time.

That whole picture, including the light sabers, was made out of Legos.

You could make cars, and then there were ramps to send them down and a track where you could see which one went faster.  Logan loved this area, of course.

There was only one other ride, and Logan wasn't old enough for it.  Olivia did it, but even she had a little trouble staying on course.

And that was a rap on our little buddy's birthday.  He felt loved and celebrated.  We all had fun as a family, and it was the perfect weekend!

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Texas Legends

My friend Shaye offered us tickets to the Texas Legends game, which is our local (D league) basketball team.  Her husband, Bryan, is on the school board, and the tickets were for a suite with food and parking included!!  We couldn't pass that up!

We had never been to a game, so when we got there we headed right to the suite.  We got our food and enjoyed a little dinner while the kids watched everything that was going on.

Olivia got a can of orange soda, which I think is the first can she has ever had of her own, and she was pretty much just smitten.

This is how Logan takes pictures with me.

watching the cheerleaders

Then at one point the dancers (and since it was a month ago, I can't remember their name) came by and gave us posters and necklaces and popcorn.

The kids had a blast!  Olivia has already asked to go back.  We left a little after half time, but it was plenty of excitement for this littles.

Thanks Shaye and Bryan!!  We appreciate your generosity and for thinking of us!