Friday, October 24, 2008

Italian Family Night (with a minor dog emergency along the way)

I have decided to make Wednesday nights "Family Night". A couple of weeks ago we just did a pizza/movie night, last week we did a "breakfast party" (Pajamas and all) and then just this past Wednesday night we had an Italian night. The whole idea was that we were chefs in Italy or at and Italian restaurant depending on who you asked. We had it all, the chefs hats, the music "When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, that's amore!!!" and others too, plus we even had the red and white checked table cloth. We all made our own pizza and I made Italian Soda and for desert we had Italian Ice. It was a lot of fun but we did have a little bump along the way which I will tell you about at the end of this post. So Ben took some pictures of the evening....

Don't you just love the chefs hats? I got them at the 50% off card shop for pretty cheap. They were just paper and already a couple of them have holes. In the picture below you can see my chef hat, it's a homemade one decorated by the one and only Jacob Abshire!! There's another picture of it later where you can see it better.
Unfortunately Sarah didn't get a hat, I just knew that she would have torn it to pieces before the night even started. She didn't seem to mind though as long as I kept some kind of food on her tray. Have I ever told you how much this girl can put away in food? She's a good healthy eater.
Here's the kids' pizzas. Jacob and Zac wanted the big ones and Luke wanted the english muffin style, that's what I made for Sarah too.
Ok, so this is funny progression that I had to put in. Ben was in charge of taking the pictures and he was trying to get one of him in his homemade chefs hat decorated by the very talented Luke Abshire. This was the first buddy, that's a little scary.
Here's the second one.....this one's a little better but I think that I see nose hair babe.
And here's the final shot....nice job, you look so handsome in that hat.
Here's my hat. I guess you can't see it much better in this pictures. You'll just have to take my word for was decorate awesome!! It said "Chef Angie" and "I love you Mommy" and "This is what you would look like if you were a chef". Come kid, don't know you know that I really am a chef?
And last but not least...our fancy table. The table cloth was also from the 50% off Card Shop. It too was paper and had a hole in no time at all.
Here's a little video with the kids telling you what we are doing. If you listen real close you can hear the great music in the background. It's really not my favorite music so I was ready when it ended.

All in all it was a fun night. As for the bump along the way....While we were eating, our dog Dash was at the vet's office having emergency surgery. He ended up eating a rock that gave him an infection in his intestine. It was actually pretty scary for a bit, the vet told Ben when she took him in that there was about a 50% chance that he might not make it out of the surgery. Originally the thought was that the rock was too big to pass and there was no way to tell what kind of damage it had done until she got in there. Once they got in there they realized that the big problem was the infection and the rock didn't end up doing any serious damage, it just caused this horrible infection. He good now though, just in recovery form a rough couple of days. He's on about a million different pills and has to wear a cone so he doesn't look very good but he does wag his tail some so I think he's starting to feel better. I tell ya, having a dog is rough sometimes but I'm glad we have him. As hard as it was to have all that going on when we were supposed to be having this fun family night I think that it was a good thing that we had something fun to do. It kept our minds busy and we didn't just sit around waiting to hear how things were going.
Well I guess that's all for now. This was kind-of a long post for me. I guess the 100 Things must have got the juices flowing. Have a good weekend everyone!!


Becky said...

I loved this post. You are so creative. The pictures of Ben made me laugh out loud. He looked like the pope. : )

I'm glad Dash is doing OK.

Love you guys!

The Jernigan Family said...

You are so creative! You'll have to keep us posted on all of your fun idea nights, so I can try them with Sage...not sure if it will be too much fun by herself. Love you guys!!

Katie said...

How fun! Thanks for the great idea. Your kids are so stinkin' cute!