Sunday, January 30, 2011

True Colors

On Hannah's birthday, we went to the mall to visit Build-a-Bear and outside of Build-a-Bear is this trampoline/bungee contraption...the kids have been begging to do it for 4 years and I finally relented...you can see the difference in their personalities by the way they approach the trampoline, Hannah is determined to do a flip, Matthew never ventures beyond a mild jump...It's quite amusing.



The Vain Wench



I don't know about you, but to me, this just looks like chaos...I didn't skate...my friend, The Vain Wench did...

I put on ice skates in 2nd grade when the Bluebirds went to the local ice rink...I clung to the side rails like a drowning man. I hated every second of it. I thought if I could learn to roller skate, I could learn to ice skate, everyone can skate, right? Wrong. My mom loved to skate and we went once when I was about 18 (I had many unsuccessful previous attempts prior to this mother-daughter adventure) and a young man, who I think was hitting on me by trying to teach me skate said "Just skate like her." He was pointing to my mother. I am pretty sure that is the last time I put anything on my foot with the word skate in it.

Never Heard it Sung this Way...

What's My Age?

While I wait for my videos to upload (either the website or my computer is being temperamental) I will share an H and M story. Last night, we went out to dinner at a Mexican Restaurant...a basket of chips and salsa was given to the kids and a basket of chips and salsa to the grown ups.

Hannah: This is great! We have our own chips, it's like we're 18.

Matthew: I look like I'm 12 and you're 14

Hannah: No, 15.

I guess age is all in the mind.

Meet the Boy

Towards the end of this video, you will meet Alesandro (Marco) and he is the reason Hannah doesn't mind going to Matthew's hockey practices :-)

Style

The Ice Complex let the kids skate before the actual 4 o'clock opening and you get to see the Birthday Princess display her style...and, the Birthday Prince practicing his Superman Slide in the background...

The Superman Slide

It looks like M has decided to use his body on the ice rather than the skates BUT he is practicing "The Superman Slide" something he learned in hockey. And, of course, our Birthday Princess who has her own sense of style skating and in fashion...

Monday, January 10, 2011

Yep, They're Mine



I am not sure what is wrong with this one, it isn't playing right, it keeps stopping...if you're patient and can hit play until it is over, you will see my kids act like animals. Literally.

Snow Angel

Historic Snow in Dixie

We get snow in Dixie but not big fluffy deep snow...and it looks like it is going to be around for awhile.

(It started around 8:30 last night, we went to sleep with the blinds open so we could watch the snow fall and of course, the kids were up at 6 am and out the door!)

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Life in the South

We're under a winter storm warning and some schools have announced closings like Auburn University (no snow yet). As the mom of two elementary students, I am being hounded to check school closure announcements on the computer...I check and get the laugh of today...some one commented on the Auburn announcement wanting to know if that meant the BCS game would be canceled...Only in Alabama. I bet it was a blonde. ;-)

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