Monday, February 12, 2007

Weekend Recap



On Friday morning after Jenny and I ran, I quickly showered and headed up to Maci's Kinder Rodeo. This is an annual event that takes place while the Stock Show and Rodeo is in town. Due to drizzly weather they had it inside and just rotates stations in the different classrooms.
Story telling, country dancin', bean bag tossing, and riding stick horses were some of the events they participated in. It was fun to see the kids have so much fun, and it reminded me that kids love to do anything no matter what it is , or how much it costs.

I needed to get to work on my valentine package I was planning on doing for Greg for this week while he is away. I didn't realize he would be coming home early in yhe afternoon and would be home with me until he left tonight. There wasn't much free time left so after I ran a few errands I got busy making cards, and putting together his goody package.

Doug came home early on Friday, too, but before Greg came home so Jenny brought her stuff down and we had a crazy, creative hour! There wasn't much time to think about great ideas so we just put together six cards(# of days they'll be gone)rather quickly. They ended up being pretty cute even though they were somewhat thrown together. The kids came home from school about the time Greg showed up, so we just played it up to be cards for their teachers. It wasn't completely dishonest. Jenny helped the older kids make cards for their teachers while I got ready for the rodeo.

Greg got a babysitter for us to go to the rodeo on Friday night. He called me before he left for work and told ne he was taking me out for an early Valentine's Day date. We rushed around bathed the girls and Greg got a pizza when he went to pick up our sitter. We were plannin gon just goin gstraight to the rodeo, browsing the exhibits, and grabbing a bite of greasy, carnival type dinner. We called Doug & Jen and told them to drop their kids off at our house and we would meet them for dinner before we went to the rodeo.

We had two extra tickets to the rodeo. Greg had sneaked and bought two when we were there for Aly & Aj, and then the doctor he volunteers with called him and told him he found two better tickets for us. Knowing Doug isn't completely into the rodeo, country scene we were a bit hesitant to offer them the extra tickets we had, but we decided to. We called our sitter to make sure she could handle the seven kids. Mackenzi & Taylor are almost babysitters themselves, so they could help out. Ashley, the sitter, assured us she could handle it. Jenny & Doug took us up on the tickets and decided to join us, for some good ol' toe tapping country time.

We didn't plan our matching outfit, tonight! It is almost comical at how we show up places almost dressed identical. For sure we knew Greg & Doug wouldn't be dressed alike. Greg was sporting his cowboy boots and hat, and Doug probably wouldn't be caught dead in that. It was funny when we were leaving the Guys stopped to check out a Gmc truck they had sitting out, but we were too cold to stop. We kept walking and when they caught up to us they said, "no wonder people think your sisters, same hair and matching outfits tonight."

Our tickets were in the lower level, but the other tickets were in the nosebleeds. But hsve no fear, Greg weasled all four of us into the better seats with just two tickets. Thankfully no one ever came and said, "Your in my seat", so we all enjoyed the rodeo and Sugarland concert together.

The concert was fun, and even though I thought I only knew two of their songs I recognized more when they started playing them. The girl half, of Sugarland, had the biggest southern accent I think I have ever heard, I laughed everytime she said something, and that means her accent must be pretty twangy coming from a Texas girl.


Greg got these Daddy's Favorite shirts for the girls for Christmas.

Saturday Greg went into sports clinic, so I went running with Jenny. About an hour after I ran our 3 mile route, Greg came home and wanted to go to the gym. So off we went. I ran 2 1/2 more miles and lifted a few weights, but thought I would die, and continued to feel that way all day. We ran a few errands, and then went home to hang out before we went to our ward game night. I was a little worried that it would be lame, but it turned out really fun and I have to confess I almost peed my pants from laughing so hard.


I picked up this pancake mold for the girls for our Sunday morning breakfast. Greg let me sleep in and he made the pancakes for the girls. I thought I would do this for them on Valentine's day but I'm not sure. Greg is usually the big breakfast maker. I tend to stick with the quick easy stuff.

They loved their heartcakes and gobbled them up.

Our cute red heart plates, that the hearts are hidden by the pancake.

After church, we grilled a pork loin, baked potatoes, made a salad for our early heart day dinner. Greg will be gone all week so we had to do everything early this year. I had wanted to get Greg cheesecake from the Cheesecake Factory for his dessert, but he asked if I would make his favorite dessert for him, aka Husband's Delight. Of course I couldn't say no so I, along with six other little hands and eyes, prepared it for him.

Husband's Delight

We ended our weekend by having FHE, watching Flicka together with the girls, while enjoying Daddy's favorite dessert. The movie was cute and of course I cried. I get so teary in these daddy daughter movies especially because I love the song Tim McGraw sings called "MY Little Girl". Click on it to listen.


Bridget said...

I am a big sap too. I cry so easily at movies, it's embarrassing. Way to go on the running. It's kind of addictive, isn't it. I wish Jim and I worked out at the same gym like we did in SA. He now goes to the hospital gym, which doesn't have childcare. We go to the YMCA, which is fine, but they don't have child care on the weekends, which really stinks. There are so many Sat. mornings when I would like to have something for the kids to do and get out of the house. Jim and I usually just end up taking turns during nap time. Not ideal, but it works. Okay this turned out waaaay longer than I expected. Sorry! :)

Kari said...

Oh, I love that Tim McGraw song too! I think I need one of those pancake heart forms. I always free hand them and they aren't nearly so prety!

Sounds like a FUN weekend! Love those cute T-shirts for your girls!!

Donna said...

What a fun weekend!!!! I think i will rent that movie this weekend for my daughter. I dont know if my boys would like it!!!!!

Jenny said...

I have been wondering if that movie was any good. I should rent it to watch with Taylor. Not sure Jared would like it.

I am so glad you guys invited us to go--we wouldn't have had an "official" valentines day without you!! I still can't believe I forgot my camera. And I was hoping for the Greg version of "Devil went down to Georgia" Hee hee.

Anna said...

I love your recap posts...I feel like I was with you all weekend and know what you did! Hope you are surviving this week.

pam said...

What a great weekend. My nieces are involved in 4H and jr. rodeo and my youngest brother is a novice roper. My family has turned into cowboys, boots and all.
I've heard that Flicka is a cute show, I need to go and get it. I'm glad you all had such a fun weekend. You and Jenny are sooo cute.

Kelly A. said...

We have a more R rated name for the Husband's Delight dessert.

I'm sorry your kids are sick. It is just a rule they get sick when the dad is gone. But don't worry, they'll get better-the second he walks in the door.

Not fair, those little buggers!

Kristi Brooke said...

hey i was thinking about you today and heard your kids are sick. hang in there girl!

Kristi Brooke said...

Happy Valentines Day!!

Anonymous said...

Happy Valentine's Day to my wonderful wife.
I love you BIG


Crystalyn said...

y'all are so lucky to have such great friends so close!

hope you have a happy valentine's day (even if you are solo.)!

Allison said...

Sound like you had a great time at the rodeo. I am glad to know that the movie was good, I will out it on our list.

Good luck this week, and Happy Valentines Day!

Kari said...

Happy Valentines Day, Angie!!

I hope you have a sa-weet day!!

michelle said...

Love the photos of your creative date with Jenny!