Thursday, March 3, 2016

February 2016

We started February with a soccer tournament for Emma.  The girls looked very rusty as they had only practiced once since the season began.


emma spring soccer


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.

Valentine's DAy 2016

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.

EMma's valentine wallet

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.

jc and emma stand web

emma and sarah pic frame

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.

team photo web

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.

skate frame

cake pic frame



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!


Thursday, February 25, 2016

Sweetheart Dance 2016

Last Friday night, Emma's school held their annual Sweetheart Dance which is the Daddy Daughter Dance.  Emma was so excited to get all dressed up.  First we painted her fingernails and then we hot rolled her hair.


This year the school did not send forms out to preorder the corsages so I gathered some Lenten Rose from our front yard and made a boutonniere for JC and a corsage for Emma.


The weather was beautiful for February in NC so we went to the backyard for photographs before Emma and her dad met some others for dinner.

Emma and J best web

jc squat down web

emma hug

jc and emma stand web


Sarah and Mike also came over for photos.  The girls always have fun taking pictures together.

all 4

sarah emma closer

sarah emma full length

emma squat



sarah emma eyes

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And JC texted me this photo from the dance...


Emma had so much fun running around with her friends that night.  She looked beautiful!

Monday, February 22, 2016

Emma's 8th Birthday

Emma turned 8 years old on January 24th.  It was a Sunday so we actually got to have her party on her birthday again this year.

look at all those presnts


camera 2


Emma really wanted to have a rollerskating party so that's what we did! :)

skate turn

pretable picframe

crayon picframe

spaceship emma







I would say the day was a HUGE success!
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