Tuesday, February 14, 2012

V-Day 2012

Today was awesome.  We woke up to some exciting news that we had a new little niece which I will post about later. Then, we started the day off with some fabulous heart pancakes topped with whipped cream and sprinkles. (very important)  

 Then, we rushed off to school!  We dropped Hailey off and she was VERY excited to deliver these gems:

The Cookie Jars were for her teachers and the candy hearts were for her classmates. (she picked them out)

After dropping her off, Addy and I went over to hang out at Summer's house till it was time to return to school and help out with the Valentine's Party at Hailey's school.  Addy enjoyed it too, since some of Hailey's classmates and friends gave Addy Valentine's as well.  

After running a few errands, we headed home and I started the prep for dinner.  I decided this year to make a special dinner for V-Day. My mom always did and since my girls are old enough to be excited about it, I decided it was time to start some traditions of my own. 

Before dinner, the girls and I had a plan.  I found this great idea on Pinterest for having a marshmallow fight when daddy gets home so we decided today would be the perfect day.  Nate came home to this message on the front door:

We had a feast complete with: Roast, mashed potatoes, asparagus, rolls, heart jell-o and chocolate covered strawberries. MMMMMmmm...

We gave the girls a few little gifts we had for them and then played their favorite game 'the name game' then called it a night. It was a great day. 

Happy Valentine's Day!!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Hailey on Skates

For the past month, Hailey has been taking ice skating lessons at the Peaks.  She had been asking to do this for a while now and we finally got her signed up.  There are only two or three (on a good day) in her class and two coaches that teach the class. 
That equals = private lessons. :-)  Not technically, but pretty much. It's awesome.  The first day was intense. She could hardly stand up on the skates. Her coaches wouldn't let them touch the sides of the rink and instead of helping them up when they fell, they would get down on the ice with them and teach them  how to get up by themselves. 

After just 4 lessons, she is so comfortable on skates and all over the place. She informed me the other day that she's ready to buy her own skates so she can bring them with her to the rink like her coaches do. 

This video is a little hard to see, but if you can follow the little one in the blue jacket, it's a treat. :-)

After their class is over, they get 15 minutes of free skating time. I have the hardest time getting her off the ice when her time is up.  I'm overly impressed with how well she is doing and how fast she is picking it up. What i'm not looking forward to is how much this passion might end up costing us, but we'll cross that road when we get there. :-)