Thursday, January 31, 2013

Game Day

Thursday was game day for Mike.
Mike guarding the guy with the ball.

This has got to be my new favorite picture!  That is Mike with HIS HANDS on the ball.  (he is the one with the lime green shirt on)

Ready to go for the ball.

Some wise words from the coach.

Mike is on the other side of #22 he has the ball.

Gonna get in there to get the ball.

Sadly we lost 30 to 35, not one of our better games.
Oh well.
I had fun watching you MIKE!!

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

All City Band Concert

WF band kids grade 6-12

Bre (center)

Mike chewing his finger nails with his back to us.

Mike picking his music up off the floor.  I guess he didn't want a very good picture taken.

Bre's band in the maroon shirts.

Mike's band in blue.

Monday, January 28, 2013

My Lucky Ducky

Alex came home with this fun award.
Alex is my Little Lucky Ducky.  Last night she was sad that they were having the drawing for the Principal party and your ticket was a "Caughtcha card".  Poor Alex is good all the time so she often gets over looked for this, so she only had one card to put in the raffle.

Well she came home A WINNER!!
She will be going to the party on Wed.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

A Christmas Tradition

Who knows how many years ago?  Our family (my parents) made the choice of having an amazing steak for Christmas supper.  So we have steak, texas toast, and salad if you want it.  Mostly we all just eat steak!  This eliminates the chore of having to cook all day, and clean all night.  To us Christmas is about FAMILY!
Some of the yummy steaks.
Our head cook!
Mikes FAVORITE meal of the year.
The Great Grandparents.
Our crew....
What will we do when Kady needs a chair at the table?
Mike's super power is the ability to devour his steak in a single sitting.
Glad you enjoyed it Mike.
Alex lovin' on her Papa.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Busy Time

Saw this on Pinterest today and thought that it would keep Alex busy during Mike's game.
She got quite the kick out of the jumping man.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Hair and Bears

My goofy girl, enjoying her orange hair piece.....
and playing with her gummy bear necklace.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013


These are from our crazy busy day on the 4th.  Alex had a Dr. appt. at 3, Bre had a hair appt. at 4:30, Mike had basketball and after Alex and him had hair appointments.  Then we had to rush home to eat before Jerry came to get Mike and Alex for his weekend.  We finally got to slow down when Jerry called @ 6:30 to tell us he was 5 hours behind on the road and would not be at my place to pick them up at 7 as we had planned.  (he got Mike and Alex the next day)
Alex with her purple bandage from the they didn't have any orange.
Lovin' her new cut.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Her new look

Alex has had a lot of fun playing with the glasses from Bre's Halloween costume.
A few nights ago I went out with a friend, when I came home this is what I found.
Alex reading her Hugo Cabret book to her puppy.  I'm so in love with this picture.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Holy Basketball Batman!

I always know that I love watching my kids play sports, but knowing and doing are very different.  Watching Mike play again was so great, I just really LOVE it. (it's so hard to explain)
Mike (number 33) had his first game of the year on Friday, and what a game it was.  Mike played a very active role in the game.  His rebounding this year is so much better, he was where he needed to be fighting for the ball, he SUNK a 3 pointer in the first half, had several steals, and lots of assists.
Mike is on the other side of # 3, keeping his eye on the ball (for a possible rebound) and his hand on the guy he was guarding so he doesn't lose him.
Mike taking his turn on the bench.
Mike is under the hoop blocking the shot.  At some point in the game #35 in the white fell on him, he also ended up with a stubbed finger.
#32 trying to tell Mike he wouldn't get the rebound off the free throw and he was wrong cuz Mike DID!!
We had the lead for most of the game.  The last few minutes were crazy going back and forth, just tons of action.  So I took a picture of the score board close to the end of the game, but this was not the final score.  In the last 11 three kids got fouled, so we had some free throws, and their was a botched play. (they tried to pass the ball the length of the court and it hit a pole hanging from the ceiling, being called out of bounds the ball switch hands and our boys had to get it back quick.)



Saturday, January 19, 2013


Last weekend Alex wanted to watch a movie.  So Mike watched Hugo with her.
Mike and Bre have read Hugo Cabret, and Bre saw the movie on a school field trip.  So Mike and Alex gave the movie a try, now Alex is reading the book as part of her Reading Rock Star Bingo.  Last year she won the prize for Reading Rock Star and had her picture taken with a guitar and hung in the school library.  She wants to win again this year. 
Good Luck Alex!!
Mom is behind you 100%!

Friday, January 18, 2013


My parents gave Alex this play house that you color, for Christmas.
She LOVES it!  So much so, she offered to move into the tent so Bre could have her own room.
Alex has played in it everyday for the last two weeks.
Grace came over on Friday and the light in the room was burnt out so the girls took my lantern and pretended to be camping. 
So much FUN!