Sunday, November 25, 2007

Good friends, Good food!

Thanksgiving CrewRyan, Lindsay, Kamrie & Tyler, US, Troy, Cami, Marissa, Emily and Belly.
This is our 3rd Thanksgiving with Ryan and Lindsay (we love you guys!). This year we enjoyed the company of the Gassin's friends, Troy and Cami, who hosted the event.
As you can see, we all enjoyed ourselves.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

I Will Survive!

"At First I was an egg, I was petrified! Kept thinkin' I'd get lost, or I'd get cracked and fried...."

That's right, Ladies and Gentlemen, the Turkey was in full swing Friday night at our ward party here in Rochester. The activities chairman emailed me to ask if I'd be part of the entertainment, and I said I'd see what I could do. The look on my bishop's face was payment enough for a week of practicing my turkey walk and wearing a red feather boa as a gobble in front of 130 ward members! I just wish some of my friends from Milwaukee could have been there! Jared Ogao, I needed you to dance the dance with me on stage, baby!

Many a ward member's favorite part was Quinn, dancing like mad, at the back of the gym while Mama sang her turkey song. Mike was asked why he wasn't on stage too (a duet!) and he replied that he's the emotional support. He's also the costume designer! Check out the beak he made from a Nestle Quick container. Pure genius.
Here's a little clip of the buck wildness that went on that night.

(notice the red ink I used in the first line?? I am branching out!)

Tuesday, November 13, 2007


My mom came out to Rochester and introduced the twins to the "Fresh Food Feeder". They love it! Just put a ripe banana, a bottled pear, a fresh apple inside the mesh bag and let them gnaw and gnaw until there is hardly anything left. It's such a fun way for the twins to try big people food. They (especially Mae) get really excited when I start stuffing fruit into the bag. They know they're in for a juicy, messy treat! Yum!

Monday, November 5, 2007

Cookie Monster!

Mike says he and Quinn are going to make cookies.
Do they make chocolate chip cookies? No.
Perhaps a simple bar cookie? Never.
Maybe they'll whip up some nice, easy oatmeal cookies?
No way.
They make Double Chocolate Chunk Biscotti.

Quinn loves learning the finer things of life from Daddy. Mama thinks honey on toast is serving up something real nice!

The chef looks pleased! (So is the woman of the house who happens to be taking this photo in between bites of her 5th cookie!)

(once again, foiled by the computer, the top 6 lines of this post are underlined. I could be upset. I could scream and wave my arms, but I will stay composed. I will not let the computer see my anger! I will keep on posting!!!)

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Halloween Fun!

Peas & Carrots!

The twins HAD to be 2 Peas in a Pod, and Quinn makes a very tasty little carrot! My sister made this carrot costume a few years ago (it's an orange hunter's sweatshirt)--isn't it awesome?! Mike is dressed as a farmer carrying his produce. Max's peas are a bit overwhelming (they look more like lima beans!), but the costume was really snuggy.

What cute little peapods!

In Quinn's words, "Look Ma! I'm a carrot!"