Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Roper came to our house late last night.

Not Mister. Just Roper. Our washing machine caught on fire (technically, there was just a ton of billowing smoke and a horrific smell, and Jack said I can't call it a fire because I didn't actually see flames...but doesn't it make the story sound better?) After the repair guy said it was a goner, we went and bought the cheapest machine on the lot. A Roper. I had never heard of it, and now it is my life-line to eliminating B.O.And since we are already spending our meager savings on our trip to CA, add the washing machine, the fact that we believe our camera was stolen falls to the bottom of the list, to be replaced maybe during tax refund time. A moment of silence for our financial woes please.

Thank you.

Monday, December 17, 2007

...So join the choir he did!

In August when we went to Back to School night, we bumped into F's music teacher who told him (and us) that he should join the choir. Reluctant, F went to the first meeting and that was it--he was hooked! Being the only boy in the choir from his grade, we were pretty proud of him. They had their first Christmas Concert (not Holiday Concert--as here in the South we need not mince words or feign being PC--heck, they even sang songs about Jesus).
The obnoxious child in front of me kept sneaking in for a photo op, so here is the best I could do.
The antlers were for the Rudolph Rap! Ahh, we have come so far since the Sugarhill Gang!

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

'Tis the Season to force a good picture

Every year we say we are going to take a great family photo on Thanksgiving to use in the Christmas card, since we are already dressed up. It has only happened once. So this past Saturday we loaded up kids in the car and under threat of not attending the Christmas Parade, we went to Wild Wood Park to see if the boys could pull off the "Ahh, they are so cute and getting so big" photo. Here are some of our favorites that did NOT make the cut!

Pictured here--the McKinley Boys Choir
Getting no genuine smiles, Jack started talking about poop...
So G at Jacks bidding--no not really, but it looks like it!
S, asking Jay (Manuel, of ANTM of course)
"Is this the emotion in my eyes you are looking for?"
And, deciding they were finished--the stick revolt ensued!
Guess you will have to check your mailboxes to see their "best shot" and find out WHO will be going to Bejing...I mean, nevermind!