Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Valentine's Day...a little behind!

Okay, so I'm a little behind on getting these posted but we wanted to share with you our fun Valentine's tradition. We like to call it "Backwards" night. We start dinner out with ice cream. (We try not to do the same flavor.) And then, for dessert, we have pizza. It's always from Papa Murphy's in the shape of a heart. Last year was actually our first year of "Backwards" night, a friend of mine gave me the idea. Needless to say, it didn't go over so well. I know, shocking! What kid wouldn't want ice cream for dinner? The girls, Brenna especially, had a difficult time with the concept. Change is not a strength. So, this year, we forewarned the girls about "Backwards" night and it went over much better. Ethan was cute. He understands things better and while Jason and Brenna were gone getting dinner and dessert, he asked me where they were. I told him that they were getting ice cream for dinner and pizza for dessert. He turned so fast and looked straight at me and said, "NO Mom, that's not the "wules"!" I burst out laughing and told him that we like to have fun on Valentine's night and eat ice cream for dinner and pizza for dessert. I thought for sure we were going to have a battle on our hands but he quickly complied and said "OK, that's silly." I love that little guy!

Everyone enjoying their dinner...funny how we didn't have any battles with the kiddos finishing their dinner. They all finished so quickly.
Dreyers LOADED Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough was the flavor of choice. Brenna had the honors of picking out the ice cream for this year. Alyssa is already trying to decide what we will have next year.
Here is the pizza before we cooked it.
We gave the kids Madagascar 2 for Valentine's Day. We all sat around the coffee table eating our pizza while watching the new movie. It was a great family night!

1 comment:

Janice said...

sounds like fun! This is the first year we didn't have banana splits for dinner! We've done it for years! I guess this really means our family is getting "growd up"!