Thursday, December 24, 2009

Santa Came!

Santa came and dropped off the presents while I was upstairs getting ready for bed. He is fast. Now we will wait to see how Christmas morning goes.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Merry Christmas!

We want to wish all of you a Merry Christmas! Donovan and Hayden had a wonderful year, and they are very excited for Christmas. Every morning they demand that the Christmas tree be turned on promptly. They are still timid around Santa, but they know they had to ask Santa for presents, like the Big Fork Lift by Caterpillar that they may or may not be receiving Friday morning from Santa. We'll post pictures if the boys are so lucky.

We have Kyle's parents and little sister and Great Grandpa Everet in town this weekend which should be fun. God help me, I just saw that Pee Wee Herman is going to be on Jimmy Kimmel. I must go now. I don't know how this man could still have a career when he was never funny or interesting in the first place, theater incident or not.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Mall run

Headed to the mall tonight with Donovan and Hayden to find Momma a Christmas present. we already got her something, but I am not pleased with it. I really don't know what she would do with a Super Why doll.

Last night the boys went to Melissa's Uncle Larry's music presentation. They really enjoyed the music. At the conclusion of each song, the boys kept saying "more, more"! When Santa showed up, he came up to Donovan, Santa said nothing except smiled at him, and Donovan said in haste, "I want Big Bobcat!" In an "a Christmas Story" moment, Donovan meant to say Two Big Forklifts, not big bobcat, since the second one would be for Hayden. I think Santa will get the right message, since Santa has been told on separate ocasions already.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Bad Parents

We have been bad parents. We have not updated the blog in a while. For that, we apologize. Between heavy workloads, the thanksgiving holiday, joing the Prairie Athletic Club, watching tv, playing at the park, popping eight balls, teaching Katey to drive, and numerous other endeavors, we had to put the blog on hiatus.

We assure you, Donovan and Hayden are (1) still alive, (2) being very active, (3) doing things that you should care about, (4) photogenic to some extent, (5) willing to be publicly displayed on the blog, and (6) concerned that we have not updated the blog.

Keep posted. New postings and new pictures will be coming real soon. And some that you will not want to miss, including the Top things of 2009 for D&H. we will see if Momma can win "Best Parent" three years in a row!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Good Bye Great Grandma Lucy

Great Grandma Lucy passed away Saturday afternoon. Her funeral service was lovely. Donovan and Hayden were very sweet in saying good bye to her. They got to spend a lot more time with her these last few weeks and even were saying great grandma's house whenever they went to the hospital to see her. Great Grandma Lucy was always very caring and was always very nice to the grandkids and great grandkids. Her warm smile will be missed, but we have good photos to remember her well.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Frozen Pumpkin Patch

Even though it was f'cold on Saturday and snowing when we left the house, we went to a local favorite pumpkin patch over in Lodi! It was nice and pleasant. We didn't do any of the pay-for-frills like the hay ride, corn maze (a four-hour "starvation march" if you go with 2 year olds) or other overpriced crap. We just had a good time screwing around at the farm. The boys played in dried corn pits, played with play tractors, saw baby animals and big animals, played in giant sand boxes, hung out in the hay and in tractor tires, went down a big tube slide, screamed for no good reason, peed in outhouses, ate pumpkin donuts, had pheasant and bison pot pie, and all and all had a good time. Check back to the photos last year when Donovan and Hayden went to Apple Holler to see how much they have changed in a year.

Too cold to walk!

Would you like some corn? No, seriously, would you like some corn?

Time for a nice friendly game of king on the mountain!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


Hayden was treating his underwear like a diaper and filling the underwear with pee. Surprisingly, the underwear did better at containing the pee than Huggies. Now, lil' Commando Hayden goes without underwear to help with the potty training and he has been successful. Hopefully this is a short stint, but both of them are still doing very well with the potty training. Tomorrow, they go to visit a preschool . . . their next big move!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Party at our House this Weekend!!!!!

Melissa is going out of town to go hang with her xx-chromosome friends for the weekend. Donovan, Hayden and I are going to be all alone at home, except for a visit by Mr. Wieber, so we are going to throw a party. This should be interesting.

Bud Lights, Steaks, Goldfish Crackers, and Juice Boxes = good times for all!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

The Fire Pit, the Fire Pit, the Fire Pit is on Fire

Daddy is building us a fire!

Uh oh, I hope no one needs to use the potty next to the fire!