Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Dancing the night away

We love our church for many reasons, but an added bonus is the annual Father/Daughter dance. Not Daddy/Daughter. No -- FATHER/Daughter. 

This year we found a super sale at a fun hair salon. So Zoey was pampered:

At home she changed and let me take some shots:

 Walter opted to join us.


 Jack is so much fun too!
 And of course the Trav + Zoey shots:

 At the party, she was a dancing fool!
 She LOOOOVED dancing to the "train" song.

 How cool is this - all the dads dancing!

And of course here is the pre-party attitude shot.
An interesting comparison:

Last year:

And this year!

I think next year we'll go back to doing her hair at home, but it was still fun to see her loving it!

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Tuesday, February 28, 2012


It was time again for this year's Oscar Party...and we had a blast! It's always so much fun to dress up, watch a fun show and spend an evening with friends.

First, the cupcakes. I'm so stinking proud of these cupcakes!

The first was a dark chocolate cupcake with an M&M filling with a milk chocolate frosting and M&M garnish.

 The next was a butter cupcake with cream cheese and a marshmallow "popcorn" top:
 Anyway, on with the show!

Jack went as Tin-Tin, so first we colored his hair:

Zoey was Carl Fredrickson from UP, complete with the bushy eyebrows, suspenders, and bow tie.

 Trav went as Capt. Haddick. Here's the before...
 And the after!
 Picture time!
 Our Tin-Tin and Cap't hanging out.
 He seeeeeeeeeeeeeees you!
 Here's Miss Kitty Soft-Paws:
 And George Clooney's character from "The Descendants" with Carl to help.
 And Charlie Chaplin/Hitler...
 Hi girls!
 Hi Jack!
 Now, before you look at these, realize that when we colored Trav's hair and Jack's hair it was temporary. Even so it didn't come out without a fight:
 And back to normal!

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Sunday, February 19, 2012

Jack's Reading Assignment: Ice Age

Can't read it? Let me help you by translating his answers.

1. What was the Ice Age?
Jack's Answer: It was a big ice cube

2. Why did the Ice Age end?
Jack's Answer: It got hot

3. How do scientists know about the Ice Age?
Jack's Answer: The scientists found bones

4. Why did some Ice Age animals die out?
Jack's Answer: Because the flood of Noah

5. How are Ice Age animals like some animals living today?
Jack's Answer: Because Noah saved the good ones

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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Heart Day!

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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

February 1, 2011

On this day last year, we had a blizzard. I had to go to work, and within the first few hours we had four inches of snow on the ground. It took me 90 minutes to drive home that day on a drive that normally should only take 15 minutes.

At that time the winds were gusting to 45 mph and we already had 4 inches of snow on the ground. BUT it didn't just stop:

Today's high was 60. It's amazing what just a year can do!

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