February 29, 2012

Football and Dolls ...

If there is one thing Justin is passionate about it is FOOTBALL.  The boy loves sports but football tops the list.  Justin has attended several local football camps which have been great but after researching quarterback camps we got in contact with National Football Academies and found out that they would be holding a camp in Colorado.  We decided to make it a family weekend.

Justin and Dwight spent 3 days at Legend High School in Parker attending the National Football Academies Quarterback Camp while Makenna and I hung out with my cousin Darci.

~ Justin back row second from the left ~

One of the amazing components of an NFA QB camp is they video tape and analyze your throw.  Here is the video of Justin’s throw.  It’s about 2 ½ minutes long but pretty interesting.   It will be interesting to compare his throw as he grows and develops more football skills.  I know I'm bias but his throw is pretty amazing for a 9 year old.

Makenna, Darci and I did some shopping … including a trip to IKEA!!  Wow … so much to see and “could” have spent a fortune.  But instead we saved our money for a surprise we had planned for Makenna! 

We surprised Makenna with her 1st trip to the American Girl Store where she got to meet the doll of the year McKenna.  On January 1st of each year American Girl names a doll of the year that is available in a limited quantity for a limited time.  This year the doll of the year is McKenna … the spelling might be different but we are completely sure she is Makenna's twin.

 ~ Makenna meets McKenna ~

~ Makenna with her bag of goodies ~

It was a super fun weekend for all of us and an extra special treat that we got to spend some time with Darci.

February 13, 2012

Bumper Bowling ...

Our local bowling alley Chipper Lanes offers free Friday morning bowling for tots.  A few of my mommy friends and I took our kids for a fun morning of bumper bowling!  The kids had a great time.  They each bowled two games and even avoided getting their fingers smashed playing with the big bowling balls. Super fun morning for both me and Makenna!

~ Makenna and Kaitlyn ~
~ Playing with the Bowling Balls ~
~ That smile sums up the morning ~
~ Makenna got a STRIKE!! ~