Life Lately: Iced In, Valentines, Roller Skating and Lots of Games

This past week and weekend were so fun! We don't get snow often, much less ice, but when we do, it shuts everything down.

Last Tuesday was the first of our snow days. The kids had school for most of the day and I got off early due to the weather, so I picked them up and took them to pick out a gift for Kevin for Valentine's Day. I love letting them pick out things and at their ages, it's really fun to shop with them (at places like Target) when they're in the mood to shop. Normally they're the ones ready to leave, but last week, after an hour of shopping, I was the one ready to go!

K.C. picked out a set of transformers for Kevin. Kevin has gotten out some of his old toys and the boys particularly love playing with his transformers. The kit K.C. picked out included two transformers to assemble with hundreds of pieces. Kaden picked out a Nerf Frisbee that he just knew Daddy would love playing.

When we woke up Wednesday morning, the ground was covered with ice. It looked like it had snowed several inches because of all the ice. We stayed inside and played a while and then we braved the cold for some fun.

Kevin brought down his skim boards and a boogie board and we slid across the ice. The boys absolutely loved it! We don't have any hills around, but there is a slight incline on a street in our neighborhood, so we walked to it and slid down. Seeing the smiles on all three of my guys' faces was priceless (and hearing their giggles was, too!).

My parents came over later on Wednesday as they had lost power at their house. We enjoyed getting to visit with them most of the rest of the week and I think the boys had fun with their Bebe and Hot Rod at our house.

We spent most of the morning outside on Tuesday. Our whole backyard was frozen and all (me included) skim boarded across it. Well, Kevin skim boarded and the boys and I laid on our stomachs and were pushed across, but it was fun!

Kevin and I went out on a Valentine's Day date Thursday night to a great new Mexican restaurant that just opened in our town. They make guacamole at your table and we love it. I wish I had taken a picture of us, but I didn't. We had fun though!

We both had to go back to work on Friday, but we had a fun Friday night. When I got home, the boys met me at the door with a beautiful bouquet of red roses. We gave the boys their gifts and exchanged ours before dinner. 

Our dinner Friday was delicious if I do say so myself. I made a roast in the crock pot and it was so good. My mom picked up heart-shaped doughnuts for dessert and we all enjoyed those.

Saturday afternoon, K.C. had a birthday party to go to for one of his friends from school at the roller skating rink. Kaden tagged along, too, and we had a blast. We were so proud of the boys! K.C. got skates for his birthday last summer, but had only worn them once or twice. They were both fearless (a little too much sometimes) and really enjoyed skating.

After the party, we went home for a bit and then went over to Kevin's parents for dinner. My parents had a good bit of meat in their freezer that they didn't want to lose due to no electricity, so they shared some with us. We took some over for Kevin's dad to grill Saturday night. We had a great time visiting with them. Kaden and I also made a banana pudding for dessert.

We spent the afternoon after church playing games. I grew up playing board games with my family and love that the boys are getting to the age where they enjoy them. During our ice days and weekend, we played multiple games of checkers (I'm a sore loser!), Twister, Monopoly and Pop the Pig. It was great!

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