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!

Friday, February 6, 2015

Christmas Eve 2014


Gingerbread house Allie completed at school.

This is the very last Christmas all the grandkids will be together without spouses....presumably.

Dad with his snowmobile gloves, AKA Bessie the cow's havin a baby gloves.  His term, not mine. :)
My mom and her crazy bow skills.

Little A wrote her a story.
Grandmother's necklace.

I don't think I've ever stopped to photograph Grandparent's Egan's home all gussied up for Christmas. I thought about it way too late and caught a blurry picture but nonetheless, here it is.

Here are some videos to accompany the post.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Cowles Christmas Party 2014

Bowling at WSU, then to a church to play the White Elephant games and see Santa. 

 Erin's true calling is a music director for the children.

They ended up with these cute things.
And this cute little thing entered the world this month on the 9th.  Is she not just the cutest?

Allie was a helper this year.

 Santa brought Sophia the first and Barbie.