Thursday, July 29, 2010


If Xavier can break in, so can I.
Do any of you readers have brothers who break down the door to your room, try to sit on you, try to force you to put the radio you have in your room (That happens to be on its loudest setting) to his favorite song, take some of your stuff, (Even if you stop him) and then, finally, after 20 minutes of fighting, leaves for 10 minutes before repeating the whole process?
I do! (at the moment, we are at the "Favorite song" part of the cycle."

Sunday, July 25, 2010


Hello blog-readers, time for a guest post from Super Creations! since my dad hasn't been doing any posts I cut in. Time for a post Xavi style. What happend to my blog you ask? I got bored of it.

Hoped you liked Hobby!

Friday, July 16, 2010


Dumbest post title ever.  But it's been a good week for Star Wars coming into our life. Not to this extent...

We got to go to Star Wars in Concert this week -very fun.  Moreso because we got to go with one of the two biggest Star Wars fans we know.  Celebrated the next night by watching the 1980 VHS of A New Hope from the other of the two. ("Why can't people just call it the first movie?" says Karen in response to all the episode this or that talk.)

So who's the bigger fan?  I don't think there's any way to settle this without a lightsaber.


We're lucky to know both!

Listen, you must, to your parents.

Two wookies and a kid.

The queen and her court.

Finally, if you have a minute, check out Anna's first talkie.  It fills in a needed gap in the story.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

July Catsup

Bad blogger!  Bad!  Good bloggers update more often than every two months.

So... what you been doing?

Ysabela graduated from elementary.  To her credit, she said, "It's not a big deal.  If I was like going to go get a job or go to college maybe."

Xavier sang with a 4th grade group.

Mr. Z gave all the grads parting hugs.  He graduated, too.  Er, retired.

Y and Ashley

Bela's awesome teacher Mr. Schiller 
- hopefully we'll see him next year for X!

Xavier's great teacher, Mrs. Bruckbauer.  But maybe secretly Amanda Peet.  (Ms. Peet probably is nowhere near as good a teacher though.)

Been trying to get out in nice weather and hide from the heat.  Smashball, tennis even, chalk drawings, sprinkler action, etc.

These pictures really don't do the chalk drawings justice.

Father's Day brought some great swag, but even better cards.  Bela made an Avatar style dragon and Xavier's had a heap of heroes.  The coolest gift was a family set of purple Batman shirts.  Karen's and mine were a size too small to encourage weight loss.  Good idea.

 We had a rare visit from Carmen here in GH.  Highlight might have been the great Mia & Grace dinner.  Everyone must go there.

Don't make me give you the mean face.  I mean, this was to my own mother.

Carmen had a bag of photos someone sent to Michael, which I greedily scanned before delivering.  Great stuff like this one of Oliver and Carmen at my Aunt Jean's marriage to Uncle Gil Dunning.

This might have been HS graduation.  Had the note: 6' 1/2" and really applying himself.

Xavi keeping his head down.

Ysabela with the follow through.

Last week was a neat thing, the kids got to try golf lessons.  Randy White, also director of our local First Priority, gave lessons at a club for four days.  The kids did well and looked marvelous.

But wait!  We REALLY want to hear from you about your fantasy dinner party.  We've got a simple new cooperative game you can play over dinner, where you make up a guest list and pick a restaurant for a great dinner party.  It has it's own dedicated blog, guys!  Guess Who's Coming For Dinner?  But wherever you go in your fantasy dinner, I'm sure they won't have cinnamon rolls like these:
Thank goodness.