Friday, September 19, 2008

family night #3 ~ chef's night

Abby tossing her pizza!
We had so much fun:)
Chef Rusty working the dough!
Abby created the menu for our meal
Chef Abby, Chef Carter and Chef Paige making their creations


Tonight's theme was "You're the Chef!" We started by making chef hats out of tissue paper and poster board; let's just say, they definitely sounded easier to make then they were.... but they turned out real cute. Next, everyone made their own pizza creation. They kids had a blast! Rusty put together a bunch of different toppings for them to try-we had red peppers, ground beef, bacon, cheese, ham and pepperoni.... yummy! After we were done with our pizza we tried our hand at ice cream sundae making (that was my favorite part!) and then a family walk to the park to finish the night off. I am so grateful that these nights have done exactly what I had hoped they would do..... make us take the time, without all the normal, everyday distractions, and just focus on enjoying our children. It's so easy to get wrapped up in the day to day "stuff" and end up rushing from one thing to another, and forget how fast they grow up. I still look at Paige and wonder, "where has the time gone?" I know I can't stop time, or even really slow it down, but I pray these nights are memories they will cherish, long after they have gone off on their own.

6 comments:

The Vazquez Clan said...

Love It!! So what is next Friday nights Family Night? You know your family grows by 4 next friday. LOL!!

Tina said...

oh, we've already got next week planned! You just wait and see:)

Melanie said...

They will cherish these memories. I love to read about these nights that you do for the kids. They seem like so much fun. Your kids are lucky to have you for their Mom.

Tasha Via said...

You are really getting good at these!! Hope ya'll are all feeling better=) I like your new layout too!!

Debbie said...

Very cool......

Martinez said...

Hey girl,
I love the family night thing. You are so creative. You and your family look very happy where God has placed you. We haven't left MBC. Just battling some issues. We will be returning there soon. Thanks for the prayers they are needed. Oh! by the way, You are an awesome mom too! Love ya!