Friday, April 24, 2015

Roger, Roger!

One Sunday morning the girls were out back playing. Allie came in and said she needed food for a bird.  We were like don't take real food out to a fake pet.  She said it wasn't fake, that a bird was eating out of her hands.  We were like, Allie, we've talked about lying.  She insisted she wasn't lying.  We had to see for ourselves.  Allie doesn't have the best track record for telling the truth.  Sure enough, a bird, a MAGPIE of all the crazy birds there are, was in our backyard, eating out of the girl's hands!  We named him Roger. He was around for that day and the next morning I think he followed the girls to school.  Allie said that her teacher was trying to feed him at school. Hasn't been back since..... I wonder what she fed him?! ;)

Shrek Jr. The musical....I hate musicals!

Ellyse spent a lot of early mornings practicing for choir and this play this year.  She did great!  
I'm definitely not a musical type person, neither is Jason.  But our kid was in it so...  ;)

I will say Lord Farquad stole the show!!  Darling!

 Ellyse was in the chorus and had one little part and I didn't know when it was so this was after it was over.  

 The Fiona was pretty darn good for an elementary kid!  She worked her butt off for this role!

The rest are videos.  Enjoy the off keyness.

Easter 2015

Happy Easter! Remember how this holiday is about Jesus' ressurection?  Yeh, you wouldn't think that by looking at these photos.  ;)  Here they are doing the neighborhood Easter egg hunt with their cousins.  - We really do explain the true meaning of this holiday to them.  Candy and egg hunts right?!

The fragrance is the air from all these beautiful things is one of my most favorite things!

Tiff has these giant eggs in her yard.  Cute!!

The Easter Bunny made an appearance after all.

The Wood's gave the girls some darling new dresses and some toys.

We celebrated Easter a week early at my parent's home this year.  They each got a basket full of the most important things in the world..... candy and toys and more candy!  Seriously though, we do teach them about the Resurrection.  

WAX LIPS!? Brings back so many memories!!

All videos from here on out.  The first one I tried my hand at Imovie.  Pretty fun! We had Jax this year for Easter.

Gold Dig!

This video should just about sum up what this gold dig is all about.  If not, check out the archives.  C'mon people, if you've been with me for a while now, I blog about the same exact things every year.

On a seperate note, I did find out this year that we Egan's are not nearly as Irish as we thought we were!  Aunt Marilyn L. did a DNA test and Irish is like number 8 on the list.  Norwegian was more potent in our blood.  Oh well, here's to being 1/200th Irish!

Friday, March 13, 2015

Extra Curricular Activities

All videos this time.

A perfect Valentines day for the two of us!

So, Jason went above and beyond yet again.  However, I took photo's on my old phone that I have since restored from zero and have lost all of the photos.  So, lemme 'splain how it went down.

First of all, any one who knows Jason should know that he takes Halloween PRETTY seriously. I however, do not.

Jason mentioned that he'd like some foam skulls for Valentines day.  I agreed. Jason then asked what I might like for Valentines Day, I explained that it would be really awesome if he could get a babysitter and do a romantic dinner at home.  I also said if he were to decorate the house, that'd be even more awesome aaaaand if he really wanted to, he could use a flower or two as the centerpiece.  I'm a little high maintenance.

Valentines fell on a Saturday this year so that meant that Friday the 13th was the day before.    Friday, the 13th means that a Haunted House was going to be open for that one night only.

Because, I'm high maintenance, I asked for what I wanted, I felt Jason should be rewarded with going to the haunted house.  I don't do haunted houses well so, he figured we weren't going.  I decided I'd go this time. I thought it'd be more fun to surprise him though. I talked with Diane about taking the girls overnight as we would be out pretty late, I gave her their clothes ahead of time, I was so prepared to keep it a secret. Then after he slaved all day on my gift, I'd surprise him with a Halloween card that said we'd get to go to the haunted house that night.  However, I suck at keeping things inside and because he was begging me to go, I caved.  I ended up telling him like a week ahead of time. 

That Friday came and I was at work all day.  Jason was too.  When I got home, all the blinds in the house were closed except the one by the back door.  I peeked in, he yelled not to come in yet then closed the blind.  I saw him all dressed up and preparing something in the kitchen. I got more and more excited by what I saw.  It looked amazing inside!  He let me in and went through the crepe paper strips hanging in the doorway to the living room. I looked around and couldn't stop smiling!  There were lit candles, plants and shrubbery from a bunch of our neighbors all over the room, and water  trickling down the fountain. The lights were dim,  the table was decorated with chocolates, sparkling cider, and a dozen roses.  My my had he gone out of his way! He had picked up dinner from La Ferrovia and also made 's'mores in a jar' for dessert.  It was fantastic.  All I had to give him in return was his measly little card which he enjoyed. He was super excited to go to the haunted house.

The haunted house was scary. I'm not a fan. I told Jason while we were in it, it's a good thing he's a good guy and that I love him.  I tried to run through it to make it go faster but he kept telling me to stop.  At the very end, they amake you wait in another short line.  They then take just a few of you into this room where there are 3 coffins.  They instruct you to stand by the coffins and then proceed to tell you to get in.  After watching a bunch of people just jump on in close the door and disappear, I refused to get in.  Jason, who is claustrophobic by the way, jumped right on in! No qualms!  I was shocked!  I stood there refusing to budge.  They just kept right on shoving people in these coffins and I'd never hear or see them again.  After a while I figured I wasn't going anywhere if I didn't get in the stupid coffin.  Dammit!  I swallowed my pride, got in and hoped for the best. I could sue them later.  The coffin was a device that moved you to a slide that took you to the chainsaw guy outside.  I HATE THAT GUY!  I ignored him the best I could and then had to explain to Jason where I'd been the last 5 minutes. 

White!!! Christmas Day 2014

   My prayers were answered when we woke up to a White Christmas!!!  One of the very few winter snow storms we had in the 14-15 Winter!
 Do we look like we like to see this early in the morning?
 Um, spoiled much?

 I feel I should explain why I didn't get any video footage of the kids opening their gifts.  Sometimes I get really sick of living life through a screen.  I just wanted to embrace the moment and live it fully the one time.  They enjoyed getting all their gifts. Ellyse thought the big gift was a guitar for the longest time.  She kept putting off opening that one because she was sure it was a guitar which, she said she's been asking for for 3 years now.   It was a vanity for her room.  She might have been a bit disappointed but I think she liked it once daddy put it together.

Allie ended up with a lot of Sophia the first stuff. The big gift was a Sophia the first castle.  She enjoyed opening all her gifts too! 

Sadie got a few treats as well.
 No Christmas is complete without my Jillian DVD's!

 Meet the newest Wood family member.  Tessa Grace Wood was born on the 9th of December, 2014. We all fight over who gets to hold her now.  I won this time while we checked out what Brent and Diane got from each other.
 Grandma Diane got a Minky, a very large Minky from her boss!  The kids all fought for it.

 Jason's indoctrinating the newest Padres' fan early.  It's really sweet to see Jason doddle over the young kids like he does.
 If your card isn't on our door, it really should be!!  Make it a point to send us your card k?
Merry Christmas to all!