Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Happy New Year!

How is it 2013 already!? Craziness. First of all, I would like to thank all the wonderful people in our neighborhood who feel the need to go out at midnight and bang pots and pans together, fire off guns and fireworks, set off your car alarms and scream at the top of your lungs. It is a special moment I look forward to each year, as I just can't wait to see how many of us wake up from the racket. This year, it was 3 out of 5. I realize its the new year and all, but seriously? On another note, here is the link to our most memorable New Years ever.

On another side note (warning: side notes are probably all this post will consist of) Jeff is downstairs playing tag with the kids. As he does often when they are getting really loud and riled up, he told them they were going to play mental tag instead. Ha! No matter how much we explain it, they just don't see the allure of standing still and just 'thinking' about tagging someone. I wonder why... :)

Tyler is busy perfecting his white man's dance. It looks something akin to bobble head doll meets hula girl meets booty shake. And the feet, they don't move. He does this all while stationary. The awesome thing is that he got this book for Christmas that plays music. He pushes the button, gets into position and starts dancing. If he gets really crazy, he will jump up and down. By the time he starts dancing, the music stops and he has to repeat the whole process. Its hilarious to watch!

I finally moved my desk into Katie's room. The girl needs a place to corral her art supplies. I have a whole new appreciation for my parents putting up with my creative endeavors. Katie has a project going at all times. It is so cute to walk into her room and see her sitting there at her desk, cutting and gluing like a pro. She sits there she's 5 going on 35, and the only thing that gives her away is the footie pajamas.

Grandma had to go home on Saturday. If I could have thought of any way to keep her here, I would have. I would keep her forever if she let me. We had so much fun while she was here, doing puzzles and playing Bananagrams. Technically, the puzzle thing wasn't exactly fun because a) the puzzle had about 3 similar shades of green which made differentiating areas very difficult, b) it had 1500 pieces, c) there were additional pieces mixed in (thank you, thrift store) and d) perhaps the most vexing reason of all, they must have screwed up punching out the puzzle, because there were cuts in the pieces and some of the pieces had bits shaved off leaving a gap. Oh, and not all the pieces locked together, and they would fall apart if you looked at them wrong. We finally scrapped that one, and Grandma had the genius idea of convincing everyone that we had completed the next puzzle in only a hour or so. (it was mostly assembled in the box) Or scheme worked with mixed results.

Well, enough drivel for one day. Happy New Year, y'all!


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