Sunday the church youth group went to another church and had "messy games" day with their youth group. I wasn't quite sure what exactly "messy games" entailed, but sent the kids in old jeans and sweatshirts...just in case. It's a good thing, because apparently "messy games" are FOOD FIGHTS! Oh my goodness - the kids were just gross when I picked them up!! Paige had peanut butter all over her face and hair, and Clay had marshmallow fluff all over his face. One of the games involved them (volunteering) to have the peanut butter and marshmallow fluff smeared all over their faces and then the other kids threw pieces of popcorn or m & m's to try to get them to stick to their faces. Then of course there was the food fight. Paige told me that she always used to think a food fight looked like so much fun when she saw it happen in the movies. She said it WAS fun, but she never wants to be in one again. She also said she NEVER wants to eat peanut butter again. Matt, their youth group leader took a couple of photos with his cell phone - so hopefully he will send them to me and I will be able to post them soon. Quite funny!!
Yesterday was another cold day. It was the 10th day in a row with below freezing temperatures. It is not forecast to get above freezing until Friday morning!!!!! Ugh. Paige and I decided to make meatloaf, and we experimented with what we added....we put in grated carrots, chopped brocolli, and red wine - along with a bit of the curry ketchup which Dad/Tim brought home from Munich. It was delicious! Yay us! (photo soon)