Monday, February 28, 2011

Stars in the making

These are the two that are going to try out for cheerleader.

Should I offer the judges this video as proof of their talent?

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Is it just me?

Addison has soccer practice three days a week right now. One of those days is during the weekend so practice starts earlier in the day. The other two days are during the week and practice doesn't start until 5:30. That means that realistically there isn't a lot of time for practice, but it actually runs until it looks like this:

So, is it just me, or does it seem like maybe practice under these conditions may not be productive?

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

A tisket, a tasket.....

........Kirsten got some brackets.

We visited the orthodontist yesterday. It's not a full set of braces yet, just a few across the front to make room for the other teeth to move down. I guess the rest of the metal will come later.

She said her teeth still hurt this morning but it's not as bad as last night.

She's really handled it all pretty well. Even with the others making fun of her for the faces she keeps making while she's trying to get used to having this extra stuff in her mouth. I did remind them to be nice because their turns will be coming soon enough.

Monday, February 21, 2011


Addison and Abigail both came home with one of these.

I'm not sure I'm ready.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Welcome Bodie

Dax has lost his mind, and now we welcome Bodie to our family as well.

He's proven to be just as easy to photograph as the other dogs.....

Well, here's an almost decent picture.....

Monday, February 14, 2011

Question of the week

This week's question of the week from Multiples and More is 'How did you and your Valentine meet?'

My roommate and I decided to go dancing as we often did on the weekend. On our way to the club I told her that the last thing I needed in my life was another man (famous last words.)

We got there and were mingling around talking to the people we knew and dancing between conversations.

Then I saw this cute guy in jeans, boots, and a cowboy hat. All things that I love. Oh, and he had a really cute butt, too. So, I flirted and batted my eyes at him for most of the night and he smiled back but that was it.

Finally, I worked up my nerve enough and went and asked him to dance. He said yes.

By the time that one song was over and we were walking off the dance floor, I knew. I even said to myself 'I'm in trouble.'

I've been happily in trouble with him for 18 years now and we've been married for 15. I don't reccommend looking for the love of your life in a bar, but it worked for me (even when I wan't looking.)

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Valentine's Dance

Last night was the Valentine's Dance at the Jr. High.

The theme was Romance in the Orient.

I'm not really sure how much romance there is in the Jr. High cafeteria with the lights on. But, hey, I'm good with lack of romance at school dances.

Only Addison and Abigail decided to go.

(Abigail isn't really taller than Addison,
she just wouldn't quit standing on her toes.)

I must say that when I went to pick them up and got a glimpse of what other girls were wearing, mine looked like Quakers. Wow!! That's really all I can say.

By the way, I'm holding onto all the other attempts at getting a decent picture just in case I need to black mail either of these two children at a later date.

It's always good to have a back up plan, you know.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

It's all in the name

Addison: Is Michael Angelo the guy in Titanic?

Me: I'm pretty sure he wasn't in Titanic.

Addison: Are you sure? I saw a commercial and it said he was on it.

Me: It wasn't him. He wasn't even alive then.

Addison: Then who was in the movie?

Me: Do you mean Leonardo Di Caprio?

Addison: Yeeeessssss!! That's it!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Gear Up

Someone has been shopping and getting all geared up.

He had his first learn to play practice yesterday and absolutely LOVED it.

I'm not sure that once a week is going to be enough for him though.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Snow pictures

Hey, who's the goofball outside in his pajamas?

Friday, February 4, 2011

Simple math

No school + blanket of snow = happy kids

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

It was a Monday!

Yesterday was definitely a Monday.

Non-paying client called requesting more work from us.

School called. Abigail was sick.

Dax left early to pick her up.

Got her home but didn't have the house keys.

'nuff said!