Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Pizza Making Fun!

Having a few difficult evenings with NOT liking what Mama cooked, I decided to let them cook their OWN pizzas the other night. We had a good time!
First, lining up the ingredients.Letting the dough rise...
All laid out and ready to be topped off!
The boys are lined up and so stinkin excited!
Tucker working on his...
Toby too, he may have needed a little more help!
A few pepperoni...
Fingers work REALLY good too!
I'm done!
These are so yummy to eat when Mom isn't looking!The boys pizzas and our calzones in the oven...Pizzas, finished product!Calzones finished product, successful night!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Christmas Parade Under Lights

Coleman has a great Christmas Parade every year that is all it up...It's a FUN time! Here's Bri with Jayna & Tucker waiting...The kids lined up with Bri for a picture! Toby, Autumn, Tucker, Jayna, Brianna.Jen & the cutie pie, Asher David! The boys LOVE their boy cousin! This might be his debut on our blog since being born in June. Aaron & Sep talked gadgets to pass the time...We didn't plan to watch with Carla, Aunt Vicki, Madison & Ava, but it was a welcomed surprise. Here's Madison waiting patiently!
Come on...is it time yet?!?!?!
(Brianna, Jayna, Carla, Toby, Eryka, Tucker, Autumn, Ava, Madison)
Oh...here come the police cars!!!
One of the tractors all lit up, of course the picture does NOT do justice! And, I didn't get a picture of Nathan, Christina & Adam Clarke...their mega tractor had 12,000 lights we heard. It was so cool!!!
Another lit up truck...
Jerome Township Fire came over to the parade to drive their trucks. It's such a fun community time!
Here is J Ranck throwing some candy and had a great float for Peace on Earth...
The 'after' picture...Tucker's hands were so so cold...he cried and cried when we got in the truck. It was so sad! But here we are at home having a sandwich so we can have some of our candy!!!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Disappointment...

It happens...snowmen fall...but if you know Tucker & Toby's mama you'll know that her back problems left her walking like this for about 6 mos!!!! I'm so thankful for those steroid injections!! Thank you Dr. Bergeron! And Tucky....they'll be many more snowmen!And poor Tucker also found out today that not all snow makes snowballs...what a day of disappointment for this young boy! And the bitter cold wasn't much better...
He was thrilled to come back inside and cozy up with a warm blanket from Aunt Chelsea...I do'nt know if it was the blanket or that it was from Aunt Chelsea, he's got a crush on her...aw, sweet.

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Winter Storm Fun!

Tonight after I got home from work the boys really wanted to go and play in the snow, I have to admit I was reluctant. Toby was NOT into falling in the snow in the morning when we went out and Tucker was all over it...but I joined.
Toby did a lot of this. Just gaining his balance on this stuff that he said "it keeps movin' under my feet!"Tucker did a lot of this, face first dives, rolling around and just getting as wet as possible! ugh!We made a snowman together, had a fabulous time...Toby did NOT want his picture by the snowman, he was a bit intimidated by it. He thought it was cute and it made him giggle, but he just didn't need to stand too close.They had a GREAT time together, Tucker even slowed down for a few minutes to pose with his brother. Cute, fun, precious times....Then Daddy threw the first snowball at the dear sweet Toby Tob...
And then he clobbered Tucker (and they both giggled until they could giggle no more...) And honestly, Daddy needed a break from his studying for finals!

And then it happened...Tucker got hit in the face...oh, the woes...He bounced back and at the end of our 'escapade' he cleaned the snowballs off of the sidewalk that Daddy had cleaned up so nicely earlier today. Sep said, 'take a picture - someday I want to remind them that they liked shoveling the sidewalk...'Then, another first...hot cocoa...yum yum...Enjoyed by all, marshmellows and NOT small! :) I found one smushed inside my napkin at dinner...you turkeys!

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Here comes the snow...

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO 10 AM EST WEDNESDAY...
A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO 10 AM EST WEDNESDAY.

SNOWFALL WILL SPREAD INTO CENTRAL MICHIGAN LATE THIS EVENING AND BECOME HEAVY OVERNIGHT. THE SNOWFALL WILL CONTINUE INTO EARLY WEDNESDAY... BRIEFLY MIXING WITH SNOW BEFORE ENDING BY MID MORNING. STORM TOTAL ACCUMULATIONS OF 5 TO 8 INCHES CAN BE EXPECTED. IN ADDITION... WINDS WILL GUST UP TO 30 MPH CREATING SOME BLOWING OF THE SNOW AND REDUCING VISIBILITY.

Then...on Wednesday 1-3 inches during the day, and 3-5 Wednesday night!!! Can you say, 'Work from Home'???? I'm so glad that I work for a company that believes in that! Woot Woot

Sunday, December 06, 2009

Some of our Thanksgiving Fun...

As most families do, we take turns at our extended families for Thanksgiving. This year we were down in Indiana and Ohio with Sep's family for Thanksgiving. Sep did something he's been wanting to do for a few years now...he got to duck hunt while we were there. He hunted with his brother, Johnnie as well as his Uncle Dale. They had a ball! Enjoy...
They took Dad's boat out to taxi them to and fro...
Their kill from the first morning...Uncle Dale sporting the black beanie and Johnnie, yes he's texting, with the racoon furred cap!Sep got a HUGE mallard their last day out.After dinner at Mause's on Thursday we went to Sep's Dad's house. For those of you who do NOT know, Papaw Red Truck was in a bad accident the first of November. His left leg went through the floor of the dumptruck he was driving. Broken femur, knee, tibia, fibia and shattered ankle and many breaks in his foot. And a laceration on his head. We were VERY thankful that as awful as his injuries are, they are completely recoverable. They immediately worked on his ankle and then this past Wed prior to Thanksgiving they reconstructed his knee. Here Papaw is showing Tucker his 'new' pins since we last saw him...Tucker's paying pretty close attention, maybe we have a future Dr on our hands, eh?While Daddy was in the back with some of the guys Toby was LOVING this wig...we took it off before Daddy came back in. But we had a good laugh out of it!After eating we enjoyed a movie together, 'Wild America' with Jonathan Taylor Thomas. The boys have seen it already, usually while in the truck, but with Papaw's big screen and surround sound it gave Tucker a bit more excitiment! Here's Toby having a turn on Papaw's chair WITH WHEELS!!!And, Tucker's turn...and one of his many animated faces when the bears were jumping around and growling....it was so hilarious! He LOVED the thrill of the movie! Tucker snuck in some cuddle time with Ms Gail.Then, the boys serenaded us on the piano...
And, at the end of the night, a picture with Papaw Red Truck and Ms Gail.