Monday, December 24, 2007

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Birthday Pirate Loot!!!

What happens when you cross Christmas with a
Pirate-Themed Birthday
Ugly Pirate Dude Guy!

Hard to believe you're 9!!!

Gotta love that smile!

Special request from the birthday boy!

Sunday, December 16, 2007


From A Very Silly Sing-Along

Narrator: "Joining Larry are Pa Grape and Mr. Lunt, who together make upthe infamous gang of scalliwags, the Pirates Who Don't Do Anything!"

Larry, Pa, Mr. Lunt: "We are the Pirates Who Don't Do Anything! We just stay home and lie around. And if you ask us to do anything, we'll just tell you ..."

Larry: "We don't do anything!"

Pa: "Well, I've never been Greenland and I've never been to Denver, and I've never buried treasure in St. Louis or St. Paul, and I've never been to Moscow and I've never been to Tampa, and I've never been to Boston in the fall."

All: "'Cuz we're the Pirates Who Don't Do Anything! We just stay home and lie around. And if you ask us to do anything, we'll just tell you.."

Mr. Lunt: "We don't do anything. And I never hoist the mainstay and I never swab the poop deck, and I never veer to starboard 'cuz I never sail at all, and I've never walked the gang plank and I've never owned a parrot, and I've never been to Boston in the fall."

All: "'Cuz we're the Pirates Who Don't Do Anything! We just stay at home and lie around. And if you ask us to do anything, we'll just tell you.. We don't do anything!"

Larry: "Well, I've never plucked a rooster and I'm not too good at ping-pong, and I've never thrown my mashed potatoes up against the wall, and I've never kissed a chipmunk and I've never gotten head lice, and I've never been to Boston in the fall!"

Pa: "Huh? What are you talking about? What's a rooster and mashed potatoes have to do with being a pirate??"

Mr. Lunt: "Hey, that's right! We're supposed to sing about pirate-y things!"

Larry: "Oh ..."

Pa: "And who ever kissed a chipmunk? That's just nonsense! Why even bring it up? Am I right? What do you think?"

Mr. Lunt: "I think you look like Cap'n Crunch!"

Pa: "Huh? No I don't!"

Mr. Lunt: "Do too."

Pa: "Do not!"

Mr. Lunt: "You're making me hungry."

Pa: "That's it, you're walkin' the plank!"

Mr. Lunt: "Says who?"

Pa: "Says the captain, that's who!"

Mr. Lunt: "Oh, yeah? Aye aye, Cap'n Crunch!"

Larry: "And I've never licked a spark plug and I've never sniffed a stink bug, and I've never painted daisies on a big red rubber ball, and I've never bathed in yogurt and I don't look good in leggings ..."

Pa: "You just don't get it!"

All: "And we've never been to Boston in the fall!"

Pa: "Pass the chips"

Monday, December 10, 2007

Master Card Commercial

Red Ear Slider Turtle named 'Scooter'

Basking Rock
Filter & Pump
Thermometers (2)
Heat Lamp
Food, Treats, Vitamins & Hand Sanitizer
All to keep 'Scooter' Cozy?
Keeping a promise to your son who got SIX A's on his report card?

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Be of good Cheer!

The high school cheerleaders hosted a 'Cheer Clinic' yesterday. About 150 girls showed up - grades K-8 from 6 elementary schools and 1 middle school. They will perform their routines at a basketball game this week during half time. The routine below is the K-1 group my baby doll performed.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Oh Christmas lovely are your branches

Family Room

Living Room

The Diva's Room

Theme: Barbie

Boys' Room

Theme: Lunch Boxes & Noah's Ark

Teenager's Room

Theme: Star Wars

Deck the halls...

Fa la la la la

la la

la la

Tis the season

And the stockings were all hung...

...and there was Mary with the baby Jesus...

The kids' bathroom: Snowmen theme

Our Advent calendar

Noisy Stomach??

Tuesday, November 27, 2007


My 8 year-old's creation during snack time

God's creation going on right in our own back yard...

Friday, November 23, 2007

Holiday Faves

Favorite Bread
Turkey-shaped Peasant bread from Breadsmith

Favorite Meal
Thanksgiving Day with Family

Favorite Tradition

Cutting down our Christmas Tree

Favorite New Fun Thing to Do

Let Santa take us for a Hayride!

Wednesday, October 31, 2007


Miss Princess of a lot
'The Spider Countess'

Daddy (Skeletor), N1 (red-eyed gouhl)
Miss Princess (Spider Countess), N3 (Zombie), N2 (bloody grim reaper)

Missy at her school party

Miss N and a friend from school who TOT'ed with us

The bunch at a neighbor's

Monday, October 29, 2007

Signs of October

Just a few days past the full moon

Grim Reaper


Profile of boy screaming at scary mirror

Thursday, October 25, 2007


Miss Princess, BEFORE she took a spill

...and AFTER, being comforted by daddy.

Mr. Senior posing with his (wishful thinking) car.

Posing on the pylons while crossing the river

Gotta love the Wonder Woman pose on Miss Princess.

Rare glimpse of the entire family -- several thoughts:

Mr. Senior used to be only 1" taller than dad. He appears to have grown again.

Mr. Serious in the red tank is not oxygen deprived - just ate something very blue LOL.

It's Illinois, end of October, 80 degrees AND a Sunday. This almost NEVER happens!

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