Friday, February 26, 2010

bring in the band

In the fall Jordan decided that he wanted to play an instrument. Considering we already had a trombone gathering dust in the basement from Cody's band days, it seemed like a logical choice... After snow cancelled the first scheduled concert 2 weeks ago they were finally able to get in their very first concert.
There were renditions of "hot cross buns" and twinkle twinkle little star" but they did great. They were so excited to get up there and perform for everyone. Some of you remember the days of white shirts and black pants! I was honestly impressed considering the short amount of time that they have been playing together! It was a fun afternoon!

double digits

So we officially have 0 children in single digits anymore. On tuesday Jordan turned 10! He had his choice of going anywhere for dinner and he picked Bob Evans.....
as you can see he also got a playstation portable hand held gaming system for his birthday which he just had to play at the table....after a quick trip to Toys R Us it was time to head home for cake........He said that I spread the candles around the cake too much but he still managed to blow them all out! Happy Birthday! Little man!

Monday, February 22, 2010


After working really hard yesterday trying to knock the ice from the gutters, this morning we heard a very loud crash. I thought Jordan had fallen out of his bed again. (he has done that in the past, out of his loft bed!) But after further investigation turns out the snow and ice has gotten the better of our front dormer........ the entire gutter system came down
There is a gaping hole. No leaks into the house yet! Is it time to call homeowners? Please spring hurry on your way!

skate night

Friday night was another skate night. First time back since the big snow.
After working up an appetite skating it was time to head out for ice cream or or coffee and donuts.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

No cavities

It's that time again. Does he look a little worried? He should I know for a fact that he doesn't brush his teeth for a week at a time....AnywayAfter the big after school rush, they both got cleaned and x rayed.
I really hate when I spend a bunch of time at home telling them that if they don't brush they're going to have a bunch of cavities and then they go and both have none! I am however also thankful for that very thing. See ya in 6 months!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

double vision

The day came that I was hoping would not have to come for Jordan, he got his first pair of glasses. At his annual physical appointment they asked him to read the eye chart and he got it all wrong. I thought he was just fooling around, being Jordan. But turns out he was trying his best. Then the school nurse sent home a paper saying we needed to have his eyes checked. So last week he went for his exam and today we picked them up.
He kept saying that he wasn't going to wear them but once he saw how clear everything was he changed his mind! I think he looks extra cute!

Cody also got a new pair since he got his in July and by September they were broken. He looks handsome as well don't you think? Today was a milestone in another way for Cody. He bought his first Valentine's card for a girl! The little red headed girl at school! Just kidding. Don't know what color her hair is. Her name is Stephanie. Not sure I am ready for this!

Friday, February 12, 2010


We are continuing to get bombarded with snow. Just when you think it's over you look out the window and the roads are covered again! Last night was one of those nights. So what's a girl to do? Sew! While doing laundry in the basement a soft warm piece of flannel was by the sewing machine calling my name. It had been calling me for some time and I had been putting other priorities ahead of it. I know that really hurts their feelings doesn't it? So with the snow coming down and feeling the chill I took the plunge and made myself the softest warmest little girl jammies in the world! And oh what a night of sleep I had! Every woman deserves to have a pair of little girl, pink with blue butterflies, jammies, and a pair of pink fuzzy slippers in their wardrobe! Valentine's day is coming up guys! I sew cheap! (Not I'm so cheap!)

Saturday, February 6, 2010


This is what it looked like in the morning......... from the front porch and the back......Don't think we'll be cooking on the grill anytime soon......
Poor dog couldn't even go out and pee this morning. Snow was over his head. He kept looking at me and then looking at the wall of snow he had to get over. Tom went to work today to deliver mail. It's that whole rain, hail, dark of night thing! How long till spring anyway?

Friday, February 5, 2010


Snow started around 12:00 just like they predicted. Here we are at 9:30 and it is still snowing as if we are in the movie "It's a wonderful life". (At least that's what it reminds me of when I look outside)In case you can't read the yard stick that I placed in the snow, it says 9 1/2 inches!!!!! Wonder what it'll read in the morning? I really should have bought milk today!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Lazy sunday

It was kind of a lazy Sunday here. First we went to church where we witnessed a man fall flat on his face on the sidewalk in front of us. His eye was cut and bleeding. I felt so bad. Luckily our church has a nurse on call who is mostly there for the kids when they get banged up but she was able to take care of him. Everyone kept telling Tom "nice hat"! One of the kids said he looked like sherlock holmes!Then it was time for a little hockey smackdown! Jordan and Tom were playing on the same team at first but Jordan got disgusted with Tom's play and the fact that they were losing 6 - 0 that he went back to the menu and separated them! Now it was a no holds barred beatdown! Cody then thought that he was going to be a tough guy and give dear ole' Dad a beating in football. First play of the game, Tom got the ball and ran all the way out of the stadium! It was so funny. Cody was yelling "No, Dad, hit the button, hit the button" Tom almost fell out of his chair with laughter! The game was called on account of haircuts. They each needed a trim. I do it with clippers. Then it was time to head back to church. Jordan slammed a hat on his head and complained the whole way there about how stupid he looked! LOL