My favorite day of the week - Friday!! The start of the weekend and time to slow down (sometimes to catch up on things too) and spend some quality time as a family.
We had the usual pizza for dinner but we did have a special dessert. I tried a new crockpot recipe for Lemon-Berry Pudding Cake. It came from a BHG Skinny Slow Cooker magazine. It was easy to throw together and turned out to be a delicious, light dessert.
Once the girls had their bath and were in the pajamas ready for bed we put together a new Dora puzzle. Both girls have really been into their puzzles lately. They were putting most of the old ones together so quick it was not a challenge anymore so I figured it was time to pick up some new puzzles.This new Dora puzzle proved to be more challenging. It is a lenticular puzzle so the pictures on the pieces change depending on the angle of which you are looking at them. The girls giggled as they tried to fit changing pieces together.
I also splurged and bought a new board game for us to play. This is not one I ever owned growing up but I can remember playing it at a friend's house. "Hi, Ho, Cherry-Oh!" The girls really enjoyed this game too. It was not too simple for Gabrielle to not still have fun playing but was a perfect game for Samantha to play with very little help.
The first round of the game went really quickly but the second round proved to be a bit of a marathon. Ed won the second round fairly quick but in our house we typically play until everyone has reached the finish line. That left us three girls left to play. It is amazing how many times the spinner will land on the bird and dog and spilled bucket! We all eventually agreed it was time to choose a new game as none of us were close to filling our buckets with cherries.
Poor Ed. The next game the girls chose was our Play-doh game. Definitely not his favorite.
But he was a pretty good sport about it. You create your own game piece out of play-doh and have the opportunity to smash your opponents game piece during the game. So you can probably see why the girls love this game but Ed not so much!
We finished the late night with a new bedtime story "The Goodnight Train" by June Sobel. Very cute book.
And then it was off to bed for all of us!