Archive for January, 2009

January 29a

Friday, January 30th, 2009


Every night, Mom tucks in her babies.

 First, her boy…

January 29b

Friday, January 30th, 2009


…then she tucks in her girl

January 27a

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009


I got up early to do some push-ups and sit-ups, but I
was mad at myself because I did not do a full workout.

I looked outside and it didn’t look that bad. (Mom had
shoveled the drive last night… BTW: Thanks Mom!)

I got in my car and got as far as…. the street.
My little Honda Civic Hybrid was stuck. 

It was MUCH deeper than I thought. 
(about 9 inches at that point)

 I woke up Mom and we started to dig out
“Haggy” our Hybrid (short for Hagrid)

After a few minutes, our neighbors two doors
down came over to help.  (this was very nice,
considering it was 6:15am at this point)

We got one lane dug out and drove Haggy
back into the garage.

Next, we dug out our neighbor’s driveway, then
the elderly couple next to them.

Finally, we cleared the rest of our driveway.

Later, some of the kids friends came over to play.
(school was cancelled and I took the day off)

While the kids played outside, I helped clear our
other neighbor’s driveway.

All told, I helped clear 4 driveways and yes…
I finally got my workout.

January 28b

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009


Snow angels in the backyard! 

January 27

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009


The kids help Mom shovel the snow.  (Dad is stuck in traffic)

January 26

Monday, January 26th, 2009


I have been lucky that my beautiful wife has embraced board games.
(just one of my geeky passions)

She has also embraced playing board games with the children.

Here we are playing a Cranium game called: Super Showdown.

Little Man’s pet dog “Nip Nip” even played. Strangely enough,
when Nip Nip was the judge, he would vote for Little Man. 
When Little Man was the judge, he would vote for Nip Nip.
“They” ended up with the most points.

My son has a future in Illinois politics…

January 23a

Sunday, January 25th, 2009


Show me the Monet! 

We met up with Aunt J for lunch and a trip to the
Indianapolis Art Museum.

January 23b

Sunday, January 25th, 2009


Little Lady loves stained glass.  (this is a Tiffany & Co. original)

January 24

Saturday, January 24th, 2009


Won’t you take me to… Bouncer Town…. won’t you take me to… Bouncer Town

(Last year, I talked to Little Lady about her surgery.  I thought Mom
had already told her about the surgery.   Oooooops. 

Little Lady said, “What surgery?” and proceeded to get freaked out.

Mom held her (and gave me rightful dirty looks).  In the course of talking
her down, we promised a trip to Bouncer Town if she did well with the

Little Lady was a hospital trooper.  Today, she finally got her wish.)

January 23

Saturday, January 24th, 2009


Little Man is reading me a book.  (I have trouble with the big words)