Sunday, December 14, 2008

Getting into the Xmas Spirit

Holy Hair Batman. Yikes. The world can now see Madisyn's bedhead. This was the morning after St. Nick came to visit. I think Madisyn was a fan. She got a Mikey Mouse, Mickey Mouse's Christmas, some Playdoh and a bunch of other things. I guess she was a good girl this year.

Why am I up this early again?

That sunday we decorated the tree. It was so much fun to have an additional helper this year. Even if she wanted to put all the ornaments in the same spot. Mom took care of spacing them out.

Auntie Courtney came over to help. That or just wanted some Egg Nog.

Madisyn helped dad with the light situation. She even figured out why they were blinking.

The final result.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008


...for Pyrex, Bingo and RockBand. Just kidding....well, kinda. But most of all we're thankful for family and friends. (I know the Thanksgiving post is way behind, but whatev!) We had a great thanksgiving with tons of fun and even more tons of good food (even if we did have to watch for glass shardes). Here's a glimpse of the day.

Gobble, Gobble, Gobble up all that good food!

The tragedy. When the favorite potatoes were set down on the stove to cool, the Pyrex dish exploded. After much discussion and careful inspection of the tots, the crew still braved the glass for their beloved potatos. Well, we scraped what we could off the top. Delich!

B-7 I-18 N 27. BINGO!

A new tradtion, BINGO began this year. And it seemed to be a crowd pleaser. Well....until the first winner (Taylor) wasn't old enough to collect his prize. Don't worry T, we'll take care of ya!
1st, 2nd, and 3rd Prizes went to Court, Grandma Schultz and Great Grandma Schultz. Good Stuff. The 'booby' prize of the night, although I think it could have been renamed, went to ME. Woo Hoo.....a half drank bottle of tequila in a sketchy looking bottle.

DUDE!...what's with pose Brian. DORK!

Appearing live this Thanksgiving - "Tryptoband"
So then it was time for new tradtion number two.....Rock Band!


Whit on lead vocals

Gina on Bass

C-Bizzle on gee-tar

Who's that hot blonde on the mic?

R.I.T. (Rockstar in training)

Madisyn and Great Gramps (and Wally Wabash)

A few cheerio's to end a great thanksgiving. Please pass the gravy!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Way behind.

Once again I've dropped the ball. My bad. I guess I'll all I can do now is as Carl Lewis did and try to make up for it. I know...its an uphill battle but here's a start.

A while back Lola (and Paul), Simon (and Jeni), and Madisyn (Brian, Amie and Courtney) went to the 'lighting ceremony' down on Broadway St. It was....cold to say the least. But the kiddies did great. They even went to their first art opening (as far as I know, Jeni and Paul can correct me if I'm wrong.) at Vacant. The kids loved seeing the horses and the live window displays were....well, kinda awkward. All three of the them did great and seemed to have a good time.

Contrary to what you may believe, these actaully are our kids as opposed to 3 kids from the 1920s.

"Serious guys....they're lights...I mean....C'mon on! It's freezing out here!"

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

New Hat, Simon Says, and Madisyn Potato Head

New Hat.
The other day we were heading out into the chilly Green Bay night, so I went to Madisyn's pink winter hat on. "New Hat" she says. Umm....okay I thought. So...what's in the closet.'s packer hat. "Do you want to wear this one" I asked? "Yeah" So...the Packer hat it was. Must have had something to do with the thumping the Packers put on the Bears this last weekend. I guess Madisyn was just feeling a little hometown pride. That's okay by me. Go Pack!

Simon Says.
"Pizza Pizza." Tonight we got together with Jeni and Simon and went out for pizza. It was fun...we had good pizza, then they came over to play for a little while. It was pretty funny trying to get the two of them on the chair for a picture. Its funny to see them actually both get onto the chairs by themself. It seems like just the other day we had to 'arrange' them for pictures. Its true...they do grow up fast.

I'm pretty sure Simon's thinking "You got to be kidding me."

Madisyn Potato Heads.
One of Madisyn's favorite new things seems to be wearing Mr. Potato Head's glasses. Despite them being a bit too small. I guess there's really nothing to fear, unless of course she starts to try to store them in her bottom.

What Mr. or Mrs. Potato head would do for blue eyes like that.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Wedding Bliss!

Last weekend we packed up the old family truckster and headed down to Genesse Depot (near Waukesha) for Amie's cousin Alexandra's wedding. It was a very beautiful wedding. A few too many missed turns for my liking as well as those passengers and followers but we made it, and we had a blast. Here are some of the highlights from the dance floor.

Madi x2 (Madisyn and Amie's cousin Madelyn)

Gramps showin' off some moves

Madisyn doing her best to keep up to Gramps.

The two most beautiful girls there!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Boo Zoo

Sorry for the delay in the commentary..(Not that anyone was anxiously awaiting). Last weekend with went with the Dax's to Boo Zoo at the New Zoo. It was really fun. Madisyn wore her little pumpkin costume for I guess you could say second time. The first time was when she tried it on at Target and insisted on wearing until checkout. Anyway, the zoo was great, candy stations for all the kids, tons of kids in cute costumes, and the majority of the animals were actually out. Must have been the cooler temperatures as compared to when we've gone in the summer.

My little pumpkin.

Lola, the cutest ladybug I've seen.

"No more tootsie rolls....what"

Two cute pumpkins

I think the Reindeer was a little upset. I guess probably because this wasn't his holiday.

The fox was dressed in his bear costume.

Squirmy little bugs

"You look weird. No, You look weird. No you do. No you do."

The cutest new additions to the zoo. Absolutely adorable.

This may have been the scariest thing at the zoo that day.