Wednesday, December 31, 2008
This was on our Christmas Card:
X on Christmas Morning:
O on Christmas morning:
Monday, December 22, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Do you recognized the number?
Primatech - Sylar has trapped Angela, Claire, Meredith & Noah and he's going to show them that they are all monsters like him. He's killed everyone else in that facility except the L5, which I think was just the puppeteer guy. He ends up trying to get Claire to shoot Angela by telling her that he'll let her, Mer & Noah go if she does that. She refuses to shoot her. They decided to go looking for him. Meredith gets a shot of adrenaline and it's making her fire power go out of control. Sylar kills the puppeteer without much effort. He locks Meredith and Noah in a cell and gives him a gun with 1 bullet. He expects him to shoot her to save himself. Meanwhile Claire is looking for them. Sylar comes up behind her and tells her that he has to choose, save her dad or her grandma. She of course chooses to save Noah. She sees them locked and can't get them out. Noah tells Meredith to heat up the glass (why didn't they do this before?) and then he shoots it. It doesn't shatter like he wanted but put a bullet hole in. Claire jumps in and saves them. She gets them out but Meredith doesn't want to come because she still can't control herself. I'm wondering why the adrenaline isn't wearing off, but whatever. So they go to save Angela. She tells Sylar that she knows who his parents are and if he kills her then he'll never find out. Claire comes in and gets him in the back of the neck and he's dead. Or so we're to assume. She goes back for Meredith but she tells them to go. Then her fire totally goes out of control and the whole place burns down. Angela, Claire & Noah get out but Sylar & Meredith don't. So we assume that they are both dead.
Pinehearst - Peter is still looking over Arthur's dead body when Nathan comes in. They argue about right and wrong. Nathan tells Peter that he must choose a side. Peter aims a gun at him but decides not to shoot him and just punches him and knocks him out. He then sets out to destroy the formula. Suresh puts up a fight because he wants to cure himself. Then Knox & Flint come in and also want to destroy the formula because they want to be special. Peter knocks over a big barrel of the formula and Mohinder is laying on the floor and gets cured. Apparently the formula can be absorbed. Niki freezes Knox to save Nathan, who wakes up. He goes and tries to stop Peter. Flint lights up the formula that is spilled around Nathan, which is flammable. To save Nathan, Peter injects himself. He doesn't suffer as much as the other people do. I'm assuming he gets the same power back and absorbs Nathan's flying ability. He flies Nathan out and rescues him. Nathan yells at him and they argue. Nathan flies away and now Peter has his ability back.
Ando, Daphne & Matt - They go to Mohinder's loft and find it empty. Daphne then goes and steals the formula just as Mohinder is about to inject himself. Ando then injects himself. They figure out he has a red zapping power (which we knew he would get from the episode in the future where he kills Hiro). They figure out that when he zaps someone it magnifies their power. Matt can listen to everyone's thoughts at once, Daphne can travel faster than the speed of light therefore traveling in time. She goes back in time and gets Hiro. He has stolen the formula and his dad has been chasing him with a sword. He rips the formula in half (that's how it was ripped in half) but as he's about to totally destroy it, Daphne comes and gets him. In the present he says they need to destroy the formula. So they head to Pinehearst and Tracy has just taken the formula. She calls Hiro Pikachu and he punches her and steals the formula. He rips it up into little pieces. So now the formula is gone forever!
Fugitives - A few weeks later Nathan is in a car with another man. He gives him files of people with abilities and tells him to round them up and put them somewhere safe. It looks like next season the Heroes are running just like the future that Peter was in where everyone had abilities and he was chased down by Claire. Also it looks like they get loaded in a plane but they were all wearing masks so I couldn't see who it was.
Monday, December 15, 2008
Tuesday, December 09, 2008
Hiro - He's 16 years in the past. He follows his parents and sees that his mom is sick. He finds out about the catalyst and how his mother gave the catalyst to baby Claire. He brings her waffles and tells her that he's Hiro from the future. She heals him and he gets all his memories back. She then gives him the catalyst and dies. He goes out to find Claire on the rooftop and tells her he has the catalyst and they can go back when Arthur is there. He takes Hiro's power and the catalyst and throws him off the roof. But he's not dead just hanging on to a pole. I bet his dad will help him somehow.
Claire - She's 16 year in the past too. She follows her dad. She sees Sandra with baby Claire and offers to help her. She then takes care of baby Claire and offers Sandra tips. Then Noah comes in and is suspicious of Claire. She then tells him she's there to help and protect their family and how he can't let the company take baby Claire because of the catalyst. She also convinces him that he'll be a good father and she'll be his Claire Bear. Then she meets Hiro and then Arthur on the rooftop. Arthur sends her back to the present and tells her to send the message about him taking the catalyst. I assume that she's going to tell Angela about it.
Ando, Matt & Daphne - They track down the bike messenger. They finally take the sketch book and see Hiro is stuck in the past with no powers. Their brilliant plan is to find Mohinder and have Ando get the power to travel through time and get Hiro back. I don't think that's going to work out because we saw Ando had a different power in the alternate future.
Nathan - He decides to join Arthur and Pinehearst and take over the company. They perfect the formula because Arthur has the catalyst. They give it to soldier and he gets super-strength. I bet that guy will turn on them. Mohinder is still a monster, and I don't get how the formula will help him get rid of that.
Sylar - He really does kill Elle and then sets her on fire. He decides to go after someone and we find out she has the power to know who's telling the truth. He kills her and takes her power, along with other co-workers. So now he's able to know who's lying and who's not.
Peter & The Haitian - Seriously does that guy not have a name? Anyhow they are told by Angela that they need to kill Arthur. Peter is hesitant because it's his father. She tells him that he wouldn't hesitate to kill any of his family members. So Peter and Haitian go to Pinehearst to kill Arthur. They confront him and Peter hesitates. He finally shoots but Arthur throws the gun from his hand and the bullet stops a couple of inches from his head. It was stopped by Sylar. He asks Arthur if he's really his father and Arthur replies yes. But Sylar knows he's lying. He turns to Peter and tells him he's not a killer but Sylar is. Then turns to Arthur and lets the bullet kill him.
So Arthur is lying dead and we see the catalyst leave him. So is the catalyst gone forever or does Peter now have it? So looks like next week will be good. It's going to come down to Nathan vs Peter. When is Peter going to get his powers back?
Thursday, December 04, 2008
Tuesday, December 02, 2008
Sylar & Elle - While Noah has a gun aimed at them he gives them time to get naked and have sex. Kind of strange, but whatever! So as they're laying there naked, Elle sees that Sylar is going to get shot and they run off in their underwear. Somehow Sylar was able to get some pants on fairly quickly. Noah comes in and is ready to kick some butt. He shoots Elle in the leg. They run off and he chases them. He gets a call that Claire is dying and he must decide to go to his dying daughter or try to kill Sylar and Elle. He decides to hunt down Elle & Sylar. He ends up getting Sylar at some kind of warehouse. Noah and Sylar fight and Noah kicks his butt. He pulls out a knife and slashes his throat and leaves.
Hiro & Ando - Still at the comic book store and Hiro trying to get his memory back. We find out there is no more 9th wonder comics since Issac died but there's supposedly a bike messenger with the sketches. Which we saw in Season 1 right before Issac was killed by Sylar and he puts in the bike messengers bag. So Hiro is reading back issues and then they find out that he has to go back to when Hiro's dad gave Noah baby Claire.
Claire - She dies (surprise, surprise) and then after the eclipse is over she comes back to life. Her and Sandra go home. She's mad at Noah and he realizes that Sylar is alive and will come after them. Then we see Elle and Sylar are there and just as he's about to kill Noah, Hiro comes and take him away, then Elle and finally Claire. We cut to the rooftop and we see Hiro's Dad, Noah, boy Hiro and baby Claire.
Matt & Daphne - She has Cerebral Palsy and she was cured after the last eclipse. But now that this eclipse is happening she's in leg braces again. Matt goes to find Hiro and then realizes that they'll get their powers back after the eclipse is over and heads back to Daphne's house. He finds her fixing a scarecrow she made as kid. He convinces her to go talk to her dad. Blah, kind of a boring plot between them.
Nathan, Peter & The Haitian - Have we ever learned his name? Anyways they're trying to get his brother. They make him bleed and show everyone he's not God. Peter stays back to fight them and then Nathan & The Haitian come and rescue them. Nathan tries to attack the brother but Haitian says it's his fight and he touches his head. I don't know if he kills him or just wipes his memory. Nathan decides to go to Pinehearst and join his dad (idiot!) and Peter tries to convince him otherwise. He flies off leaving Peter with The Haitian.
Mohinder - Arthur insists he find out why they're powerless but he just wants to find Maya. He knocks Flint out and goes to her house. He knocks on the door and the eclipse ends and he's Monster Mohinder again. He leaves and goes back to work with Arthur.
Elle & Sylar are in a beach somewhere. Sylar tells her that they can never change, that they're damaged goods. He starts cutting her head open but we don't see if he finishes it. So is she dead or not?
I thought it was a good episode. I think Hiro's dad will somehow help Hiro get his memory back. Claire will realized just how much Noah loves her. Peter and the Haitian will try to kill Arthur. Maybe Peter will get his powers back (I hope so). I think only two more episodes left of the Villains Chapter. Then the fugitives chapter will start next year (I think February).
Monday, November 24, 2008
Hiro is still stuck as his 10 year old self. They are reading 9th wonders comics and they end up at Matt's house for help. Daphne is scared that Arthur will take away her abilities and she ends up leaving to go back home to Kansas. Hiro, Ando and Matt follow them there and Daphne won't let them in her house. Hiro & Ando go to a comic book store to get more comics to help Hiro get his memory back. Matt goes inside the house and Daphne has leg braces and can hardly walk.
Oh yeah, the world's longest eclipse is ocurring and it is affecting their powers.
Arthur is drawing the future, it shows Nathan & Peter falling, Claire hurt and Noah carrying her, Sylar kissing Elle and Hiro, Ando & Matt in a corn field. He tells Sylar to go find Claire and bring her back and Elle volunteers to go with him. She keeps trying to cause trouble. Meanwhile Noah hides Claire in one of the L5's house (the vortex guy), since she's his daughter and the catalyst. Of course Sylar finds her there but when Elle and Sylar try to use their powers they find that they're gone. So Noah dislocates Sylar's arm and Elle is about to shoot Noah when Claire steps in and gets shot herself. Noah hits Elle and knocks her down. Claire also lost her power and can't heal. He brings her home and refuses to take her to the hospital. He leaves even though he said he wouldn't and Claire gets worse and looks like Sandra takes her to the hospital. Sylar and Elle recover and kiss and Noah has a sniper aimed at them.
Peter and Nathan decide to go to Haiti to get The Haitan. Nathan looses his power and they fall in so water but they're okay. They argue, Nathan is a puppet and Peter always needs saving. They run into The Haitan and find out the L5 person he's after is his brother. Of course Nathan gets captured and he's told that Arthur knew he was coming. This is because Tracy told him that was Nathan's plan. Angela seems like she doesn't fully trust Tracy.
All they showed for next week was how Claire is in the hospital fighting for her life. So stay tuned for The Eclipse Part II.
I liked the movie, and do plan to buy it when it comes out on DVD. I went in knowing that changes would be made, which they were. I liked Edward, except for the chest hair and he maybe should have worked out a little more. I really liked Jasper and could feel the pain he was in being in the presence of all the humans. I also liked Edward and how you could really tell that he was overwhelmed by Bella's scent when he first meets her and also how he was troubled that he couldn't read her mind. I thought overall they did a good job at each character and I'm looking forward to the other movies that will be coming out.
Friday, November 21, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Peter is without powers and so Claire feels like she has to protect him. Knox and Flint come after them and Peter runs while Claire stays to deal with them. She's not scared so Knox doesn't get strong and Flint can't really hurt her. She jumps out the window and her and Peter escape. Then they meet them again underground and they inform Claire that they're not after Peter but her. Peter comes and saves her.
Angela is still stuck in her head. Matt & Daphne go to Primatech to see if they can help. They find Angela laying in bed and no one around. So he goes into her head. She's being held captive by Arthur. Somehow Daphne gets in too and she confesses her love for him and they get Angela out too.
Mohinder is still trying to perfect "the formula" and figures out that it needs a catalyst to work and that catalyst is a person. Then Arthur says something about "him" hiding that person from him and they show him looking at Kaito's file and then Claire's file.
Claire figures out that she's the catalyst and Team Angela is formed. That team consists of Angela, Matt, Daphne, Peter & Claire. Also Team Arthur is formed, consisting of Arthur, Sylar, Elle, Knox, Flint & Tracy.
Oh Nathan goes to visit his dad and Arthur tries to get him on his side but Nathan wont. Tracy then goes to Arthur and tells him she will work on Nathan to get him on Arthur's side.
Hiro gets turned into his 10 year old self thanks to Arthur. Ando has to teach him about his power and they spend a lot of time being goofy.
Elle is locked up and Sylar goes to her. She zaps him a bunch of times and takes her anger out on him. Then asks him to kill her but he won't. Instead he tells her he forgives her for turning him into a monster and that she needs to forgive herself. She then does and her pain stops and he gets her power. So now they both have the same power and she tries to show him how to use it.
Oh and an eclipse is coming, which will leave all our heroes powerless.
I thought it was an okay episode. The Hiro story was too much of season 1 when Hiro was goofy and trying to figure out his power. Hopefully next week is better.
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
So Meredith's brother is Flint, who is a Level 5 escapee now and working for Pinehearst. He's not a very smart person as Meredith clearly explains. She hates the company because it's their fault that she set the fire and though Claire was dead. Also she was once an agent working for The Company but then was let go. Notice how Claire saved the fireman from the fire that Meredith set while she was still there.
Arthur Petrelli was trying to kill Nathan to go through with "the plan" with Linderman. So the truck that ran down Nathan & Heidi was not sent by Linderman. The rest we already know. Angela finds out that Arthur is trying to kill her "baby" aka Nathan and decides she will kill him instead. So she gets the Haitan to come and poisons Arthurs soup. He then has a heart attack and as they're trying to ship him off to The Company or dispose of his body (it wasn't too clear) Nathan walks in and spoils their plans. Well it turns out Arthur doesn't die, he's just paralized but can communicate through mind and has the Dr tell them that Arthur died and Angela wants him cremated. The rest we know.
Also Grabiel/Sylar is trying to kill himself because he is full of guilt from that murder he commited. In come Elle and saves him and cozies up to him. Her and Noah are working to try to get Sylar to kill so they can study how he takes their powers. Elle doesn't want to because she likes him and doesn't want to turn him into a monster. In the end she gets him to kill and he lets her go.
We see glimses of Mohinder, driving a cab, Peter gets out and Noah gets in. Peter has his hair that just annoys me. Then at the end Hiro wakes up and Usutu gets his head chopped off by Arthur and he takes Hiro's head and to be continued...
Hopefully next week is better than this week.
Friday, November 07, 2008
Wednesday, November 05, 2008
“If there is anyone out there who doubts that America is a place where anything is possible, who still wonders if the dream of our founders is alive in our time, who still questions the power of our democracy, tonight is your answer,” Obama declared. “Young and old, rich and poor, Democrat and Republican, black, white, Hispanic, Asian, Native American, gay, straight, disabled and not disabled, Americans have sent a message to the world that we have never been just a collection of red states and blue states,” he said. “We have been and always will be the United States of America. “It’s been a long time coming, but tonight, because of what we did on this day, in this election, at this defining moment, change has come to America,” he said to a long roar
Tuesday, November 04, 2008
Monday, November 03, 2008
Xavier and Olivia on our front step. The biggest pumpkin is Dan's, the one below it is mine (a cat) and the bottom one is Xavier's.
Xavier and Olivia getting ready to go trick or treating.
Xavier dressed up as a jedi knight.
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Monhinder left his apartment with Maya and brought her to Pinehearst to be "cured". That involved Arthur Petrelli taking her power away. Apparently she is leaving the U.S. and making amends for all the people she's killed. So good bye Maya! I'm glad she's gone because I really didn't like her.
Peter was stuck, without powers, at Pinehearst. His dad was trying to get him to work with him but Peter said Arthur is evil. Arthur Petrelli is evil and creepy. Then Arthur decides to let Mohinder use Peter as a guinea pig for testing the formula. Just as he's about to inject him, Sylar shows up to rescue him. There's a fight and Arthur comes in and talks to Sylar. He tells him the "truth", which we don't really get to hear. All we find out is that Angela tried to kill Sylar because she had a dream about what a monster he would be and that's why they gave him up for adoption. So now Sylar has joined Arthur. Peter still refuses and Sylar throws him out the window.
When he lands and isn't dead, because Sylar made sure he didn't die, there is Claire and Elle. They were both going to Pinehearst to find out what was wrong with them. Elle's ability is out of control and Claire can't feel pain. Claire helps Peter and Elle decides to go into the company even though Peter tells her not to.
They call Nathan over and he talks with Peter. He tells Nathan that their father is alive and he's evil. Nathan promises to not go to the company, but it's a lie. Him and Tracy are going to work to take down the company.
Daphne is supposed to kill Matt, but his dad doesn't want him dead. Arthur ends up killing Maury and Daphne goes to Matt's place to kill him. She points a gun to him but he convinces her not to kill him. Knox comes and tries to kill Matt and does, except in only happened in his mind. Turns out Daphne is still working for Arthur because we see her talking to him on the phone.
Hiro and Ando are in Africa still. They eat that stuff that makes you see the future. Hiro's eyes go white and the show ends.
Next episode we're revisiting the past for all of them. I missed not seeing Noah this episode, although I guess he was in one scene. Also what happened to West? Did he just fly away to never return? I'm not sure if I like Peter without abilities. I do think he'll get them back somehow though. Oh and what about Caitlan? She's stuck in the future and Peter just totally forgot about her. And Molly, where is she? I know they said she was somewhere safe, but where is that?
Monday, October 27, 2008
I read this book a while back but wanted to write about it. It was a really good book. I actually ended up liking this book better than the Twilight books. The book is The Host by Stephenie Meyer and it's an adult book. It's about an alien race, called souls that take over people's bodies. It's like Invasion of the Body Snatchers. This is from the alien's point of view though. If you haven't read the book don't read what I'm about to write.
Melanie is captured by souls who then inplant one into her. The souls take over the bodies and the previous inhabitant pretty much ceases to exist. In Melanie's case she didn't want to stop existing and the soul they implant, Wanderer has to share the body. Melanie tries to fight Wanderer by showing her how much she loves Jared and her little brother Jamie. This then leads to Wanderer to also love Jared and Jamie. They set out together to find them and they do in Arizona. They are held prisoner there and eventually help the humans. Wanderer helps them and shows them how to take the souls out without killing the host or the souls. Wanderer ends up falling in love with Ian, a human. She accepts that she has to be taken out of Melanie and put into hibernation. They take the souls out and put them in a hibernation chamber and are sent back to a station where they are sent to another planet. Except that she doesn't want to go into hibernation she just wants them to let her die. So she is taken out of Melanie's body and the humans decide to implant her into a 17 year old. She then gets to be with Ian who she loves. Melanie gets her body back and is able to be with Jared. At the end of the book they run into another clan that also has a soul helping them.
Stephenie Meyer says she's planning to write two more sequels to this book. I really hope she does.
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Next week is Halloween, I can't believe it. It sure snuck up on me. I still have to make a belt to go with Xavier's costume. I think I might do it tomorrow morning. We're going to a Halloween Carnival at the community center on Saturday and he needs his costume. I'm still giving him the choice of a Jedi or warrior. It is the same costume and same belt. The only difference is wearing a light saber or wearing a sword & shield. I was also going to make a sheath for his sword and attach it to his belt. I'll post pictures of the kids after Halloween.
Friday, October 17, 2008
Monday, October 13, 2008
Xavier & Olivia by some pumpkins:
Olivia picking out a pumpkin:
Xavier & Olivia posing by some pumpkins:
The kids looking over the fence at some horses and tractors:
The family on a tractor ride:
Friday, October 10, 2008
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Roseola (also known as sixth disease, exanthem subitum, and roseola infantum) is a viral illness in young children, most commonly affecting those between the ages of 6 months and 2 years. It is typically marked by several days of high fever, followed by a distinctive rash just as the fever breaks.
Sounds exactly like what she has. The rash is better today but she's so crabby. I also think her molars are poking through, I'm sure that hurts.
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Sylar went and found Claire and we found out he doesn't eat the brain to gain power. He just pokes it around with his fingers and takes the power. So he took Claire's power and left her alive. He told her that she was special. So now Claire can't feel when she gets hurt. Sylar then goes to Level 5 to try to steal better powers. He runs into Elle and tries to steel her power but she zaps him and knocks him out and takes out the power in the whole facility and lets all the Level 5 villains out.
Hiro and Ando are in Japan. Hiro is now in charge of his dad's company. His dad leaves him a DVD recording and tells him that he must protect what is in the safe and not to open it. So of course Hiro opens it and there's another DVD. His dad says "I told you not to open it" He then again warns him to keep it safe and not let it get into the wrong hands. So he opens the envelope and there's a piece of paper with a really long chemical on it and then it's out of his hands. Daphne steals it and she can run really fast. She escapes and Hiro find out she lives in France. So he goes to the future to see what will happen if he doesn't get the paper back. In the future he sees future Hiro and Ando fighting and then Ando zaps him with red sparks. So Hiro goes back to present and is afraid that Ando will kill him. They go to Daphne's apartment and she gets back. They track her to Germany.
Suresh and Maya are arguing and Suresh is packing to go back to India. Then he figures out his dad was doing research wrong. He takes blood from Maya and makes something that will give anyone super strength. Maya gets angry and tells him no one should have that power and he should destroy it. Suresh goes to the river to destroy it but decides to inject himself with it. He gets a super power, enhanced senses and superstrength. Him and Maya make up. The next day his back is all peely and he notices he's having side effects.
Future Peter shot Nathan. Because in the future when Nathan told everyone about people with powers they were all hunted and experimented on. But Nathan survives and now he sees Linderman. Peter gets yelled at by Angela and tells him she wants her son back. Future Peter has put Present Peter in the body of one of the Level 5 Villains that have escaped. So he has to find him. Then Angela tells Sylar that she's his mom.
Matt is stuck in the desert and some guy that can see the future saves him.
Niki or is it Tracy is with the Governor. She can freeze people. I think maybe she's Jessica and Niki really is dead.
I thought it was a good episode and can't wait until next week.
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Have you ever…
gone on a blind date? No
skipped school? Yes, Freshman & Sophomore year in High School
been to Canada? I went to Toronto about 5 years ago
been to Mexico? Yes, I’ve been to Tijuana and went during college for school and we went to Mexico City, Guanajuato & Iripuato
been to Florida? No
been on a plane? Yes, several times
been lost? Whenever I go to a new place
been on the opposite side of the country? California
swam in the ocean? Yes, in Guatemala and in California
had your booze taken away by the cops? No
lettered in high school sport? I didn’t even play a sport
cried yourself to sleep? Yes
played cops and robbers? No
played dolls? Yes
sung karaoke? Yes
paid for a meal with coins only? When I was younger, but probably quarters and ones
done something you told yourself you wouldn’t? Probably
cheated on an exam? No
made prank phone calls? Yes
laughed until some sort of beverage came out of your nose? No
danced in the rain? No
written a letter to Santa Claus? No
watched the sunrise with someone you care about? No
been kissed under the mistletoe? No
blown bubbles? Yes, I’m terrible at it
gone ice skating? I don’t know how
been skinny dipping outdoors? No
had a nickname? Celestial Seasonings, Celery
been to Africa? No
eaten cookies for dinner? Only after dinner
been on TV? Yes, Dan and I were in a Cub ad when we lived in Mankato. We didn’t know we were on TV until we saw the commercial and we were walking through the produce.
Been in a car accident? Yesf
avorite drink? Water & Chai Tea
favorite alcohol? Wine Coolers
favorite vacation spot? The warm ocean beach
favorite salad dressing? Ranch & Caesar
favorite pie? Apple
favorite number? 8
favorite movie? All the Harry Potters
favorite holiday? Christmas
favorite food? Mexican & Italian
favorite day of the week? Saturday
favorite brand of body wash? Anything yummy smelling
favorite toothpaste? Arm & Hammer
favorite smell? Vanilla & Cinnamon
Do you have any tattoos? No
body piercings? 3 holes in each ear
Do you drive a 2-door or 4-door vehicle? 4 door car & minivan
What do you do to relax? Read, play Wii fit, scrapbook, crochet
How do you see yourself in 10 years? Pulling my hair out because I’ll have a 14 year old boy and 11 year old girl. Just kidding, I’m sure they’ll be great kids. I’ll be happy with my family.
Monday, September 08, 2008
Then around 11:30 we got soup bread bowls. Dan and I each got one (cream of chicken wild rice). I shared mine with Xavier and Dan shared his with Olivia. We watched a juggling act. We see this guy named Tuey every year. He's been there 28 years. We were sitting in the front row and when he asked for kids volunteers Xavier raised his hand. He said "okay" and when Xavier got up to get the ball from him he said "You looked a lot bigger sitting down". I don't think Tuey realized that Xavier was only 4. So he got up on a ladder and Xavier had to throw the ball up at him. After three failed attempts he had Xavier get up on stage and he threw the ball up at him and Tuey caught it. Xavier was so proud of himself. Then after we'd been watching a while he needed another volunteer and Dan got picked to go up on stage and throw stuff at Tuey on a ladder and then catch things when he was done.
We were going to go see the jousting after that but there was something already going on there and it was so crowded we decided to skip it. Olivia was getting squirmy. So we got some turkey legs (they taste like ham!!). I shared mine with the kids and Xavier at his own.
We walked around some more and looked at the shops. Xavier and Olivia each made wands, this was when we first got there and so they carried them around the whole time. We also bought them each dragon claws there were on necklaces. Olivia loves hers and she kept wearing it all weekend. Xavier likes his too but not as much as Olivia. We also bought Xavier a shield with a dragon on it. Dan colored the dragon in and sprayed it with clear sealer so it wouldn't smudge. Then Xavier announced that he wants go be link for Halloween. So we'll see if I can make a Link costume. We bought him a sword last year at the renaissance.
We also got hot apple dumplings with cinnamon ice cream before we left. I shared with the kids. Then we got some sweet almonds and chocolate covered raisins. We ate some of those in the car.
The kids fell asleep in the car but refused to nap once we got home. They went to bed early though and fell asleep with out much protest. Xavier said he loves the renaissance festival and wants to go back again.
Thursday, September 04, 2008
90210 - CW premieres Monday 09/02 7PM
I already watched it and it wasn't too bad. I was a big fan of the original and it was nice to see Kelly and Brenda from the original series.
Fringe - FOX premieres Tuesday 09/09 8PM
From the creators of Lost. About a plane crash where they all survive but mysteriously die later on. Sort of like X-Files (which I loved) and Lost (which I also love). It also has Joshua Jackson and I really liked him in Dawson's Creek.
My Own Worst Enemy - NBC premieres Monday 10/13 9PM
About a guy that is living a double life but doesn't know it, starting Christian Slater. Looks intereresting too.
House - FOX premieres Tuesday 09/16 7PM
Last season left off with the bus crash involving House and Amber. House survived but Amber died and it was kind of his fault. Wilson seems blames House and their friendship is on the rocks.
Supernatural - CW premieres Thursday 09/18 8PM
I only caught this show when I wasn't watching other shows and I catch some reruns now and again. But if I have nothing else to watch I'll watch this show.
Heroes - NBC premieres Monday 09/22 8PM
I LOVE this show and cannot wait for it to return. Last season left off with Sylar getting his powers back. Nathan got shot at the end as he was having a media conference to tell the world about the Heroes. Nikki supposedly died, but she probably didn't. Oh I can't wait!!
Survivor:Gabon - CBS premieres Thursday 09/25 7PM
New survivors back in Africa.
Grey's Anatomy - ABC premieres Thursday 09/25 8PM
Meredith got back together with Derek at the end of the season. Callie turned lesbian. Lexie has the hots for George.
The Offfice - NBC premieres Thursday 09/25 8PM
Jim was going to propose to Pam but just as he was about to propose Andy proposed to Angela and everything got spoiled. Jan is pregnant but not with Michael's baby.
ER - NBC premieres Thursday 09/25 9PM
I haven't watched the last episode of last season yet, it's on a DVD-RW somewhere. I might watch this since it's the last season.
Samantha Who? - ABC premieres Monday 10/06 8:30PM
I only watched this only so I'll probably do the same
Eli Stone - ABC premieres Tuesday 10/14 9PM
Last season left off with Eli getting his brain aneurysm removed and he wouldn't wake up. But he woke up right at the end.
That's it for shows, Lost won't be coming back until January, which kind of sucks!
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Saturday, August 09, 2008
Thursday, August 07, 2008
Thursday, July 31, 2008
Twilight is about a girl named Bella Swan that moves in with her dad and fall in love with a boy named Edward Cullen. It turns out Edward is a vampire.
New Moon continues the story of Bella. This time Edward leaves and we see how it affects her. She finds a new friend Jacob Black and finds out a secret about him.
Eclipse is about how Bella has to choose between Edward and Jacob.
Breaking Dawn concludes the series and we find out if Bella becomes a vampire.
Monday, June 30, 2008
Me & Dan:
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Also here's another picture of the kids together.
Sunday, June 15, 2008
Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Starbucks Mocha Frappuccino
3 cups double-strength freshly brewed dark roast coffee
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, plus additional cocoa powder for garnish
1 cup nonfat milk
Fill ice-cube trays with half of the brewed coffee and place in the freezer. In a bowl, combine the remaining brewed coffee, cocoa powder and milk and stir to dissolve the cocoa. Cover and chill.When the ice cubes have frozen, transfer them to a kitchen towel and, using a hammer or mallet, crush the cubes. Fill 2 glasses with the crushed ice and divide the coffee-cocoa mixture evenly among them. Dust the top with cocoa powder and serve.
2 cups water
1.5 cups sugar
¾ tsp vanilla
Combine 2 cups water and 1.5 cups sugar in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes and then add ¾ tsp vanilla. Remove from heat and cool and store in covered container.
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Wednesday, April 09, 2008
Wednesday: cloudy high 51, low 32
Thursday: rain/storms high 45, low 36
Friday: rain/snow high 38, low 33
Saturday: snow high 40, low 30
Sunday: sunny high 46, low 28
Does that seem like spring or winter? Hopefully next week it will start to warm up.
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Eating her birthday cake:
She had a great first birthday. She got a lot of really cute outfits. She's going to be so well dressed this summer. A few toys too that she shares with her big brother. I can't believe my baby is already a year old. Time goes by way too fast and children grow up too fast.
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