Saturday, December 25, 2010
Even Isabella, who was sick with an ear infection, got into the Christmas spirit.
I'm still recovering from yesterday's sugar overload.
I have to say, these things sure are harder to make than they look like in the magazines. Good thing, my friend Megan is a super cake architect because she brought our crooked little house back to life.
Isabella is psyched to get into the kitchen and tryout her new apron and hot pads.
This year's biggest surprise was our new friend Mr. Bun Bun. Not a very dignified name for such a stealthy little rabbit, we have to think of something better.
We thought we lost the little guy, but he finally showed up six hours later. He had been hiding out on the bottom shelf of a book case, nibbling away on one of Andrew's old text books. At least someone got some use out of the book.
We hope everyone is having a happy holiday!!
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
As I was digging through my boxes in the storage room looking for all my Christmas decorations to put out.
- I was amazed/horrified at the amount of stuff I have crammed into that room.
- I was like a little child going through all the boxes looking for lost treasure/junk.
- I wondered out loud how we would ever dispose of all the lost treasure/junk if we ever moved?
But then I stumbled upon a box that had various sizes of video in it. I wondered if this was the lost video of daughter number one. When she was so tiny just learning how to walk, and how to share her corn on the cob with her favorite dog duchess. A video worthy of a spot on America's Funniest Videos.
I quickly went and dusted off the VCR and put in the first tape and relived the first days of her life. I soon realized that this wasn't the lost tape but it brought back so many forgotten memories of her younger days. We watched as a family as she learned to crawl, walk and talk.
It was time to move on the smaller cassette tapes which required daughter number two to retrieve the video camera as we have no player for the smaller tapes. I soon remembered why I quit using the camera. You can watch video on the TV but not able to see through the view finder any longer. We watched about five hours of both girls learning how to do many things, playing with the cousins, friends and each other.
I was surprised at how many little things the girls did then that I had forgotten about.
Fast forward to 2010, I have been taking some video of Trey on my Kodak camera. Just a minute shot here and there, as that is all it is able to do. I decided after watching all the video I need to invest in a new camera so these moments were not lost with Trey.
- First Question: What kind of video camera do you recommend? Best places to purchase such camera?
- Second Question: Is there some sort of program to transfer the VHS and 8mm (I think that is what they are called) tapes to DVDs?
Any and all suggestions would be greatly appreciated. In the meantime I will finish Christmas decorating and looking for the lost video tape.
Sunday, November 7, 2010
We grew an 80 pound monster .
Okay, okay, so maybe 80 pounds doesn't constitute a monster
when one considers that the record is 1,785 pounds, but when
you thought you were growing a melon -- trust me, it's a monster!
I decided to give it to the nieces and nephews
and I was lucky enough to get to help carve it.
Okay, truth be told, I just wanted to get some seeds for next summer
and I didn't trust Dani not to roast all of them.
We drove up early Halloween morning.
It was a family affair, so we all bundled up and headed out.
Is he not just the cutest little bugger?!
patiently waited her turn.
Of course, shorts probably weren't the best choice
because it was C-O-L-D!
Dani chose the nose, and then Krista went Harry Potter on the mouth.
(Did you know it's only 12 days until the next movie comes out?)
Tucker wasn't too sure about the final result ....
.... but I thought it turned out quite good.
We went inside to do the little ones
because it was so cold.
Of course, I opted to hog the nephew instead of playing in pumpkin goop.
I'm telling ya .... he's the cutest.
Just ask Jack.
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
We took an extremely long road trip to good ol' Nebraska in August.
We stopped at our town's claim to fame, Carhenge.
and spent a little time at the fair. We took a moment out of the busy schedule to snap a few shots of the three sisters.
Then we went by some of my old summertime favorite places: Zesto's
Now I'm daydreaming about where I secretly want to sneak away to with the other nerds of the family. . . .