Thursday, December 31, 2009

Good Times

Yesterday we had some extra little boys over and it was a good time by all. It was louder but with two extras what can you expect?

My nephews and my boys LOVE to play this video game...Mario Kart. It's all they ever want to do...and right now, while it's winter and cold it's fine. Frank even got in on the action...well really Dru asked him to play for him and so he did. It was a good day and they'll get to go to their cousin's house in a few days and I'm sure they will play that at their house too...hope their Aunt and Uncle are ready for this...cause I'll be to busy at a Seahawk game to worry about them. ;)

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Southern Style

This story starts out at the Walmart store with Dru and Lee. I was grocery shopping and we were in the frozen food section and Lee wanted me to buy a box of corn dogs. I debated about it and looked at the quantity and price...and decided I could make the corn dogs for cheaper. I also remember as a child that we used to have homemade corn dogs from time to time.

So here is my endeavour to full fill Lee's hunger. They turned out really good and I might make them again someday. I just really don't like the smell of cooked oil in the house...smells too much like working at the Arches. These are the corn dogs.I figured since I was dealing with the oil and making corn dogs I might as well make some hush puppies...these are them cooking. They were very good dipped in a mixture of honey and mustard, or just honey. Either way...very good and I ate way too many...again. The finished product. They are bigger than I remembered them. For some reason I remember them being smaller...oh well. They did the job.

Well that was my endeavour today and it turned out well. Frank thought everything tasted good and that's what counts in the end right?

Monday, December 28, 2009

Babes In Toyland

Eli was playing with his new toy...when he gets really tired his gets bags under his eyes and his lazy eye gets really pronounced...he's pretty tired here.But look at the concentration! He figured out he could pop the balls in there...what a cutie! Da Dada Dada BATMAN! You can thank me later for getting that theme song stuck in your head!Joker...I mean daddy (inside joke...Dru wanted Frank to be Joker for Halloween because he was Batman...and I was suppose to be Penguin) even got in on the action of the Batman Cave from Santa. A fight to the death...Bakugan style. To be honest I really don't think Ian and Lee really know how to battle. Ian claims does, but I have my doubts. Lee just goes along with whatever. I, however, do know that Frank hasn't got a clue.


It was fun to see the boys hole up in their rooms playing with their toys and enjoying themselves and not hearing too much fighting.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

And Don't You Forget It!

I made Frank take a picture of me cause I really like this shirt. I got it in my stocking and I'm wearing it again...This is what the shirt says if you couldn't read it from the other picture....That's about all I need to say about that!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Christmas Download...

Okay folks hold on to your biscuits cause here we go through Christmas at warp speed!!!

Here are my boys Christmas morning! Ian and Lee were up early...well for me anyway. They were up at 7 AM....Dru didn't get up until 8:30 AM. The rule at our house is when you get up in the morning you have to come STRAIGHT to our room. And when we all are up (we don't wake anyone up...they each get to wake on their own) we all go together to see if Santa came. This year it absolutely killed Ian and Lee to wait that long and I thought it was pretty funny to be honest with you. Dru did finally wake up and we started Christmas...

Frank got this from the boys and he's very excited! Games I think was the theme this year...board games and video games alike. Ian is excited about this game...look really hard and you'll see!!
Dru got a Tag Jr. and LOVES it..he's reading!
Christmas coma...in his other pj's that match my pj's.

Lee and the much fought over Santa hat...next year there will be 4 hats...not going to do that again!
GIRL STUFF...in a house dominated by testosterone...drowning really. This gift was the from my boys...which they didn't know about until I opened it...they are unimpressed with their dad. They now have to watch it with me...and were informed that they were also going to take me out to see Princess and The Frog... Frank tried really hard to make and give me some girly things. Got wrapping paper that was girlish and really tried hard...he did a great job I could tell he tried hard. Thank you Frank!
Ian was beyond excited about this game! It had a gun...he's been asking for the Red Rider BB gun...I said no...he'll lose an eye or something...this game is like the old school Duck Hunt from the original Nintendo console
Again Lee with the creepy eyes! I haven't played this game in ages...should be fun! I, however, am not ready for the buzz sound that will inevitably irritate me to no end...here we go!
Eli got a new car seat for Christmas...as you can see Dru is quite excited...he thinks it's his...he wants one SO bad...he'll get one soon! He desperately wants a new one so he can sit in the back with the big boys...Eli loved having a different view he had a good day. Not real interested in opening anything but that's about par for my kids...it takes them until the age of 3 to figure things out.
We had a good Christmas and we will have another family get together but MUCH quieter...my parents are coming over and that will be very low key and...well I'd say quiet but you and I both know that's not true. So we'll go with low key and small!
Take care and I hope everyone else had a good Christmas!

Friday, December 25, 2009

Santa Came...the night before

So I'm pretty sure Santa came last night....here is what he left for my boys...lucky ducks!

So Santa left this for Ian. Dru was left with a Batman Cave...Yeah Joker and Penguin..much awaited characters!! Doing the typical dad/Santa thing on Christmas Eve.Santa left this for Lee...Eli loved his gift from Santa.Santa was good with the stockings too! He even left one for Charlie who really likes the squeaky toys!! The end result before Christmas morning...much anticipated!

All in all we did well for our kids...and for some reason we still didn't make it to bed before midnight! And we really tried to plan it so we were and made it so we didn't really have much to do. Normally we are wrapping gifts and what not but this year we got it all done, what we didn't plan on was the setting up of Santa's gifts...and let me tell you Lee and Dru's took some time...a lot of time really. I think next year we'll do the same (meaning get everything done early) but just remember that we won't get to bed before midnight...I'm letting that go...just not possible!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas Eve PJ'S

Merry Christmas Eve everyone! Today was a rough day but we (and I really mean I) managed to get through it. We are all excited for tomorrow, but like we've done in years past we get the boys Christmas pj's. So here are a few pictures I'm sharing with you of our pj's.

Myself and the Mario Bros. Or better known as Tweedledee and Tweedledum...joking...sorta... Me and all the boys...Lee is kinda freaky...Ian is...well you can see for yourself.Buzz Light Beer and his Space Patrol...anyone else think it's hysterical that they both have the same hand up? Cause I do...
Not a great picture but the only decent one out of several taken of all of them...including Charlie. Which by the way, those of you who have pets will understand. Getting a pet to sit for a photo is difficult.
Frank with Big Buzz and Little Buzz...Little Buzz has the cutest face!Super Mario Bros and Company

Me and the old ball and chain or whatever the version for men is on that one...
And the GRAND finale...all my boys together...they sure are handsome!
So I wish you a Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Coulon Park Lights

Frank's parents took everyone out to see lights at Coulon Park in Renton. This is across the lake...still Renton city lights. Just what it says.... This one is my favorite...I like the tree.
And this one is my most fave... It was fun and we all had a good time. Hope everyone is getting everything done they need to get done before Christmas gets here. I know I have a ton of baking left to do.
Good night or Good morning!

Videos of Dru

This is a video of Dru who got into the dryer when I was taking the clothes out...this is what I found.

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So this one was Ian making Dru laugh...Dru has a contagious laugh...enjoy!

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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Milk and Cookies?

So what do you guys leave for Santa? Milk and cookies? OR do you leave beer, milk and cookies? Santa loves stopping at our house...the beer is ALWAYS gone and so is the milk and of course there are just crumbs left on the plate...


(and yes the boys freak out if we don't have a beer to leave for Santa, just in case you were wondering)

Monday, December 21, 2009

I Wish

I wish my kids would listen to me and not do these things. I wish Dru would listen to me...I wish a lot of things...
I wish my boys didn't think they were daredevils and could do whatever they want with out getting hurt. No one listens to me...
Guess it's not far from the ground but still...I wish they wouldn't do things like this cause I can see my future is going to be spent in the ER the older they get...which doesn't sound like fun..but that's just me and I'm weird like that.

Hope everyone has a good day!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Seahawk Sunday

Frank and I will be bleeding blue and green on Sunday! We are terribly excited and can't wait!
GO HAWKS!!!!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Victory!

This is what Victory looks like!
Frank and his brother did a great job! After a night of deep thought and a morning and afternoon of brainstorming. Frank and his brother came together and got it done!
We now are high rollers and have running water in our house! Yeah us!

Advent

So this is one of my cherished Christmas decorations. My mom made it for us and I love it. It's a quilt she made and put buttons all around it and there are little ornaments all around it. You use the ornaments and put them on the little tree branch that Santa is holding. As you can see we have been counting down to Christmas. VERY cool!
I hope everyone had a great day!

Friday, December 18, 2009

TONS of fun!

Today just was beyond fun for Frank today. In what was suppose to be a quick fix with his brother has now turned into a much bigger UH OH project. Frank is so beside himself and I keep trying to tell him that it's not a big deal and to not let it bother him. No such luck on that part. So what happened is we have a faucet outside that has been leaking (you should have seen the ice art when it was so cold from that leaking faucet) so we needed to put a new pipe and faucet on. As they were twisting the pipe off, like they were suppose to, we then found out that the pipe had been twisted right off. The people before us welded the pipe so you couldn't twist it off, so now we are in a bit of a pickle.

They tried to cap it off and weld the cap to it so we could turn our water on but water is still dripping out and they can't get it welded. So Frank isn't quite sure where to go from there and I'm no help either...we may just have to call a professional.

Frank had to cut a hole in our bedroom wall that we share with our bathroom. At least it's not a huge hole. Here is the pipe we, and I say we like I did a bloomin' thing with it today, they were trying to cap tonight. With this piece of wall cut out we also discovered that there were nasty critters living there...I have no idea if they still are...I don't want to think about it.Ever wonder what your tub looks like...well now you know. Looks like this!
Things were getting a bit toasty while they were trying to weld. I kept joking with the guys they were back here toasting Marshmallows or something...I think I was the only one who thought I was funny. Bunch of sour faces in that room.

Life is just TOO fun right now...tomorrow should be fun and Saturday if it goes that long.