Thursday, April 29, 2010

Have You Ever...

 ...played a baseball game in the snow?

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Wait, An 11-Year-Old Lives Here?

Time has a way of getting away from everyone at our house. Tyrel is now 11-years-old and what a memorable birthday number 11 was. It started out the day before when Erin got the stomach flu, yeah! This was followed by Amy getting the flu for a couple of days. During Amy’s turn I too took a turn but was fortunate not to get the full blown version. Tyrel then had his turn just a day after turning 11. Happy Birthday! We all escaped all the better for the wear and hope Tyrel doesn’t have another birthday soon- we don’t want the flu back for at least 3 years.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Lego Nerds

Amy and I concluded we needed to make a quick dash to visit the California Faction of Robinsons before we became snowed in or deadlocked with sports. Despite having a 2-mile list of things to do or visit while on our hiatus, we instead opted to Legoland, the beach (too cold for fun in the water), and a movie (this allowed those too tired to catch up on their sleep).
Our visit to Legoland was a reality check for me on several points. First, it is amazing what can be constructed from plastic blocks. Finished projects varied from a full-sized car to dinosaurs and dragons, to life-sized Star Wars characters and on, and on, and on, and on. Second, I didn’t realize you could earn a paycheck building various things out of Lego’s. At each of the above mentioned projects a sign was posted detailing an assortment of facts. For instance, on the full-sized car Tyrel learned it took 5 adults 2 ½ month to construct it. The vehicle weighs near 3000 pounds and is hollow… Finally, Tyrel solidified his title as Lego Nerd after proclaiming several dozen times, “I could live here!”
We were glad for the furlough. Thank you Cole and Julie for letting us invade your lives.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Tyrel and Erin have singlehandedly made the Tooth Fairy go broke. It seems like Tyrel has pulled 2 teeth in less than 2 weeks. The end result is he looks like a horse when he smiles- you know, in the front there are only 4 teeth on the top and 4 teeth on the bottom. Then miles of no teeth before reaching the molars in the back of his mouth. I think he is in an elite group who can eat corn on the cob through a picket fence.

Erin, on the other hand, doesn’t pull her teeth. Instead, she waits for them to fall out of her head. Her last tooth fell out while drinking water. She too has lost a couple of teeth in the past 2 weeks.

Ryann has beat them all but doesn’t have a tooth in her mouth.

The whole crew may indeed make the toothbrush aptly named. For the rest of us it should be called a teethbrush.