The family talked me into trying the Guitar Hero tonight..... Good thing I never had the intentions of being in a band! I will leave that to Mitchell and my brother Mark. After getting booed off the stage 4 times, I gave up. I've never been very coordinated with musical rhythm... kind of like doing aerobics...I will stick to the Cars racing game on the Wii. Not that I'm real good at that, but it's fun. I am amazed at how much Ashley and her friends like this game. She was deathly sick this week and I came home to her playing it, and then the next day all the girlfriends were here playing for hours. I expected it from the boys, but not her. John even loves it. Mitchell is an expert and he stands there and makes it look so easy! Since I am becoming my mother, I am having a hard time having hard rock songs being played constantly! We need a basement for this thing!! I can't see! (family joke) My mom always had a fit in the car when the music was too loud, she would say that she couldn't see!
Tanner is our fainter.... any sight of blood or anything close to it, he turns white as a ghost and faints. Well, he often sees the box of tampons in the bathroom and random tampons around the house and asks what they are for. So, we have been putting off telling him what they are because we know he will pass-out.... but he keeps asking. So today John and Tanner were driving home and Tanner found one in the glove box and insisted on getting an explanation. So John gave him a brief explanation and looked at Tanner and he was White as a ghost and we think he passed-out for a brief minute. They got home and he was still white and he fell asleep on the couch for about an hour. It wore him out. I feel for his wife someday!
I can't believe my baby is 10!! How could that be? So crazy how time flies. He had a few friends over on Saturday for a little party. They went to see Alvin and the Chipmunks. I told John it might be a good idea if he took the boys to the movie while I stayed home and got pizza and stuff.... good idea on my part. John says I owe him big time for sitting through that movie! But the boys enjoyed it.
Sunday was his actual birthday, so we made pizza bread and had Scott, Jenn and Joanna over for dinner. It was a fun evening. He was SOO excited to get Guitar Hero for the Wii. The kids have been playing it nonstop! I haven't attempted it yet. I don't want them to see how uncoordinated I am! I was thinking I could practice while they are at school, but I don't even know how to turn the thing on! Oh well, I have better things to do with my time, like laundry and dishes! Fun stuff.
I am sorry I have been away for a while! I got busy with the holidays. We had a great Christmas! We all got some fun things. I would say the highlight of the morning was watching Ashley and Mitchell be so excited for John to open their present. John got a new road bike, so the kids went to target and bought him a little kids bike horn and bell to put on his bike! It was so cute. We spent the morning playing with all the new stuff and then Scott and Jenn came over for dinner and to celebrate Ashley's 17th birthday. Wow... I can't believe she is that old! We had a yummy turkey dinner and her favorite dessert. Her favorite gift was a new curfew. She was sure that she was the only one with a 11:30 curfew. So we broke down and told her she could stay out till midnight. I know, we are wimpy parents. We enjoyed talking to so many family members on Christmas and wish we could have been all together!
Here are some photo's of the day....yes, Tanner is shedding a tear in that picture of him opening the Wii. Ok, my computer is being a little slow and it is taking forever to upload the pictures. I will add more later.