We had a such a nice low key weekend but before I get to that, here's a look back at our week
Tuesday we had a craft day/hang out day at home. The kids loved making these snowmen and they especially loved adding the snow by painting with q-tips :)
Brayden & Ella were making a pillow ramp for their toys on the stairs and having way too much fun
Wednesday Brayden had a friend over from school. He was so excited to have some alone time with a friend his age instead of hanging out with his sisters :) In our basement we set up the baby monitor camera we use to have in Ella's room so I could still keep a close eye :) It's so cute listening to their conversations :)
While the boys played in the basement, us girls had fun with play doh. The girls still love putting cheerios on spaghetti
After lunch Avery got knocked down with a high fever. The rest of our afternoon/night looked like this. At bedtime she was still so miserable so we gave her some ibuprofen and I was having her sleep on my chest in my bed. As we were laying there I heard Ella woke up with the nasty croup cough and she threw up everywhere. The hubby took care of her and I kept taking care of Avery.
Thursday was a new day and both girls seemed to be feeling much better! It was sooooooooooo cold so we decided to stay home.
We did more crafting and I was so excited to bust out our new trays :) First we made snowglobes and again the kids used q-tips to paint snow (except Ella, she didn't want any snow in her snowglobe, go figure!)
Next I had a pack of foam boards and figured they could do some more painting. Brayden & Ella picked their design and I chose an A for Avery and gave her the colors of her new big girl room so she could hang this piece up :)
Later we watched a movie and had ice cream sundaes :)
and of course played more foosball! This kid is obsessed!
Thursday night was Brayden's first basketball game. I wish I could say it went great but not really. Brayden is our super sensitive kid and the kid that was put on to block him was super aggressive (like I wanted to get out there and shove him) and Brayden just didn't know what to do and was getting so frustrated (mind you he has never played the game before and is a true beginner). He ended up crying during the game and had to sit out for a minute to re-group. I chatted with him quickly and he got out there and finished the game but man was my Mama heart hurting. It can be really hard having a sensitive kid. Part of me wanted to cuddle him and part of me wanted him to stop crying immediately.
Nonetheless we were SO proud of him for finishing
The cheerleaders :)
My favorite boy! (and yes, his team got the color pink for their shirts LOL. The boys were all surprisingly totally cool with it!)
Saturday was a relaxing day. I took Ella to dance in the morning then around lunchtime my Mom, sister and nephew came over to hang out for a bit. At night we went by my in laws for dinner and to hang out for a little.
Sunday we got some things done around the house and then took the kids bowling. It's been so long since we've gone and everyone had a blast!
Ha ha Avery loved standing over the vent when it wasn't her turn :)
Later on while the bigs had quiet time and Avery napped, I worked on a sign I've been wanting to make and the hubs watched football. We wrapped the night up with baths/showers/dinner and Rick and the girls made us brownies.
A low key relaxing weekend is just how I wanted to finish off this winter break!
*linking up with B Loved Boston