Christmas 2008

Christmas 2008
The Kung Fu Carvers

Sunday, December 30, 2007

No, I'm Optimus Prime

No My other nephew Evan is really Optimus Prime. Will the real Optimus Prime please stand up?

I'm Optimus Prime

My nephew Luke is really Optimus Prime

Poor baby

Texted from Mike (Lexy has been throwing up since early this morning) "Lexy just told me "thank you for letting me not throw up. I'm going to tell all my friends."

Friday, December 28, 2007

Are you jealous?

Alexia is sitting on the stairs making Potato Head people then showing them to her brother and cousin saying "Are you jealous?"

Kiernan and Logan

Kiernan and his cousin Logan had a late night of video game playing. I watched a movie until about 2:15 am and they were still going strong. I told them they giggled like a bunch of little girls which only made them giggle more. Mike found them huddled under one blanket this morning and Logan had his jacket draped around his shoulders.

Monday, December 24, 2007

Get yours while they last

Get your fresh kid heads while they last!

Funniest thing I've heard today

In the used game store a woman said to the clerk, "I need a game for my daughter." To which the clerk replied, "Boy or a Girl?" Hmmm

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

The world's saddest reindeer

The world's saddest reindeer. Ballet class was rough tonight. The end of the routine calls for all the "reindeer" to run to the center of the room and together pick up a giant present over their heads. Alexia didn't make it the first couple of times and then the waterworks started. Every routine ended in her running to me crying, "NOT AGAIN!!!" The next day I told her that in the actual routine it would be OK if she didn't make it on time and it would be OK if she could only help lift the present up. She's so much shorter than everyone else that once she lifts it up it's out of her reach. She said that she could do it and not cry.


So I sent one of our family housing tenants an eviction notice because you can’t have more than 3 people living in an apartment. If you’re a married couple you can only have one dependent child. From all accounts, this guy’s wife was super pregnant and due practically at any time. So I’ve been pestering the coordinator out there to send them a letter giving them their 30 days notice. I’ve been doing it for weeks now and finally decided to take manners into my own hands and send them the letter myself. The student called me on Friday to say yes, his wife had their baby but that the baby was basically fighting for its live in ICN and probably won’t make it. So while they have a second child, their second child has never come home. *groan*

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Kitties of the Serengeti

They are sitting at the top looking for the dog. They're getting braver every day!

Katara takes a step

This may seem like only one step but it's a huge leap for kitty kind.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Where's my money!?

I’ve been moonlighting as Events Staff at the local events arena for sports and concerts this semester. It’s nice because I can work when I want and as long as I call within 24 hours of the call time I can cancel when I want. I worked a basketball game this past Saturday night. I guess my daughter didn’t realize I had left and asked her daddy, “Where’s mommy?” “She’s making money.” “What’s the money for?” “Oh, to buy you the stuff you and your brother want.” She seemed to digest this and watched some cartoons. I walked into the house and said, “Hi Lexy.” “Where’s my money!?”
I laughed pretty hard because it reminded me of this
Mike thought it was funny because he didn’t even have to coach her.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

The newest members of our family

Here is Sokka (all black) and Kitara (black & white), the 5 1/2 month old brother and sister kitties we got last week. Mike found them during an adoption drive for PAWS at the local pet store. The clerk told him cheerfully, "If you take them both I'll give them to you for 2 for 1." Kitties should always come in pairs anyways. They've never lived outside a cage before they came to our house and I'm pretty sure they haven't had to deal with kids before. They're living in Kiernan's room for now. He has a lofted bed so they can't spend the day hiding under the bed. They are soooo cute!!

Sunday, December 09, 2007


I just tried on my size 12 jeans and they FIT! They are tight but I didnt have to lay down to put them down :-D

Saturday, December 08, 2007

From the desk of Alexia

This is the letter she wrote and the translation from her teacher

Is it just me?

Or does gingerbread smell much better than it tastes?