That weekend also happened to be Super Bowl 50, and our home state team, the Carolina Panthers, played the Denver Broncos. Brendan is a Panthers fan, but the rest of us are not. We did go to a neighbor's house for a Super Bowl party and Emma wanted to paint her face. I gave in and painted it for her!
We celebrated Mardi Gras with a few decorations and a homemade Kings Cake that is super easy (made from store bought cinnamon rolls).
You can find the recipe HERE.
We did have one more winter storm...we were supposed to get about 6 inches of snow, but after an inch, all we got was sleet and freezing rain. It was a mess.
Yes, that is a bowl to collect snow for snow cream. You have to take every opportunity you are given in the south.
We didn't really do a lot for Valentine's Day. JC had a stomach bug earlier in the weekend, and he still wasn't feeling all that great.
These are the Valentines that I made for Emma to pass out at school. I think they turned out really cute. I had them printed in wallet size.
On February 19th, Emma's school had the annual Sweetheart's Dance that I have already blogged about. Emma had so much fun, and she looked beautiful.
The same night, our church hosted the annual Dodgeball Tournament benefitting our local food pantry. Brendan entered a team in the high school division. You may remember that his team won the Middle School division last year.
This year they were supposed to be "The Dodge Fathers" but they were asked to change their team name at the last minute. Brendan chose Snoop Dodgy Dodge.
They lost their first game, but then they battled back to play in the championship game. They just couldn't hold out for the win, however.
On Saturday the 20th, we celebrated my niece's birthday. She also had a rollerskating party. Emma was so excited. Emma and Jackson got to go celebrate, but Brendan had his last day of baseball tryouts at school so he didn't get to go.
Brendan had five days of tryouts for the JV baseball team. The roster was finally posted around 1:30pm on Sunday the 21st. BRENDAN MADE THE TEAM! This may not be such a big deal at some schools, but they had about 60 kids try out. They kept B which is huge because they have 2 returning sophomore catchers who are REALLY GOOD!!!
We celebrated with balloons and cake!
Another fantastic month in the books!