Monday, February 16, 2015

Happy {HEART} Day!

Hearts.  Candy.  Cookies.  Red.  Valentines.  Love.  SUGAR!  But before I get into all of that. . .

We have a new basketball player in our house!
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About a week ago, Andy received a phone call from the 4th grade team's basketball coach, asking if Bella wanted to play (she was opening the team up to a few 3rd graders).  She couldn't guarantee that Bella would play much, but it would give her a year to learn some of the basics and then she would be all the stronger next year.  We've been attending several of the high school games and all of our kids have been gaining an interest in basketball; so Bella agreed, though she was a little nervous. 

She had her first practices on Wednesday and Thursday night and then two games on Saturday morning!  We didn't think she would be playing, but with a few of the fourth graders missing, she was actually out there quite a bit.  With only 2.5 hours of official practice with her coach, there were a lot of aspects to the game that she was unfamiliar with.  But we were really proud of her and think that she has a lot of great potential.   
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On to V-Day. . .

Earlier in the week, here's our girl putting her valentines together. 
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The boys made ninja turtle valentines. 
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Cupcakes for school!
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Curtis's preschool party. 
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Balancing a candy heart on a spoon and racing across the gym. 
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Flowers from Andy! 
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I made some chocolate covered strawberries and let Bella lick the bowl of leftover chocolate.  She made lipstick out of it.  She's a nut. 
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Strawberry shakes!
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Our next-door-neighbor surprised us with this plate of cookies and some chocolates.  We have the BEST neighbors! 
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The traditional heart-shaped pizzas. 
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Lots of red at our table. 
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I got Andy some wall hangings for the basement:  Packers, Colts, and John Deere. 
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Miss Jane sent the kids a package which we let them open after dinner.  Lots of goodies for them!  We love Miss Jane! 
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The boys disappeared pretty quickly and I found them in our room coloring the Ninja Turtle pictures from Miss Jane. 
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Bella made a LEGO church for Andy's children's message the following day. 
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And today we got some more snow!  Here is Bella snowboarding! 

2 comments:

mcbenetti said...

Go Bella...maybe I can make a saturday game one of these weekends.

The Kilps Family said...

That would be awesome!