Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Winter Break Fun!!!

The kids had the first week of January off from school so we filled each day with sleeping in, fun outings, friends, and movies.  One day we took the kids bowling -- a big thanks to Uncle Luke who treated the family to this adventure for Christmas.  Another day we went to the Dollar Store and everyone picked out a treat and then we watched "The Rescuers."  New Year's Eve we went to Olive Garden for the first time as a whole family...again a treat from a friend who we had just done a photoshoot for.  
Our last activity we called "Eat What You Want Day."  We used to do this occasionally as a family growing up and my kids love it just as much as I did.  We give everyone $2.00 and then head to the grocery store to buy whatever you want with your money for dinner.  Some of the kids combined their money.  Dinner was a real treat of...Teriyaki Pork Chops and Rice-a-roni (Birch and Sara), Little Smokies and a Cliff Bar (Alex and Nate), Cookie Crisp (Coop), Pizza Rolls (Tyler), Blueberry Eggos (Alysee), Gogurts (Chloe), and a free coupon for the 7-up.  Is it scary to know that we had just about the all that food at one setting?

It was a terrific break and no one was ready to go back to waking up before the sun is up!


emily a. said...

Yep, that was my favorite family activity growing up. I think I always contributed a pack of gum to our delicious supper.

Kari said...

thanks for the Christmas card, always fun to hear from you guys. kari