Friday nights after Alexa's gymnastics, we usually order pizza and watch a movie - but, now that American Idol has started we'll instead watch that off the DVR. I have to say to say we are less than impressed with the new judges. Keith Urban can stay, but the others...need.to.GO! Is anyone else's Idol experience being ruined by the judges this year?
Saturday I woke up not feeling well. I tried to ignore the symptoms all day...the chills, the aches..ect., but inevitably I had a little bug and pretty much laid around all day. Such a bummer, being I had so much to do. Luckily, after a good night sleep, I woke up on Sunday feeling so much better and got a lot more accomplished.
We brought the girls to Sunday school, Adam and I went on our usually Sunday morning breakfast date and then went to church after the girls were done with class.
My parents came down on Sunday to help watch the girls on Monday while Adam and I had to work and were also a tremendous help setting up the MLK event at Adam's park Sunday afternoon/night. We spent 7 hours getting things ready for the big event on Monday, but it was kinda fun since we were all together and helping. However, mine and my Mom's fingers are nearly raw and sore from tying over 100 balloons.
My Mom also helped Alexa with some of her fashion designing. Alexa designed this lovely skirt and my Mom helped her sew it together. Cute, huh?
Monday was MLK Day. I worked for a short time in the morning and then joined my parents and the girls at Powderhorn Park (where my husband works) for their big celebration. It was fun to see all the hard work we had put in the night before was used and enjoyed by so many wonderful people from the community.
There were so many arts and crafts set up around the rec center, the girls had a blast coloring pictures of Martin Luther King Jr. , making dreams of their own and eating the delicious meal that was provided.
The entertainment was fantastic. So many different cultures were present and they all sang, danced and performed so well.
My mom, dad and Alexa even took part in an African drumming lesson.
After the celebration, my parents took us to the pizza ranch. We normally would have gone to a second MLK celebration in Minneapolis, but it was so cold out (-8 degrees) and we were so exhausted, that we just decided to stay in, take a bubble bath and then watched movies until we fell asleep.
We took a few minutes between movies to get some sillies out...and took pictures of ourselves. My IG caption was :: "If I loved these girls any more, I'd explode." And it's so true. They are my entire world.
How did you celebrate Martin Luther King's Birthday?