Monday, December 30, 2013

Xmas 2013

The Big Day Arrives! Chaos ensues! Woo Hoo!! 

 On your mark, get set, let'r rip!

Jer stops for a breath of air

G'ma Judy and Santana head off in an Xmas opening contest….

Boyz show off their prize toys

Santana shows off her super scooter


No rest for the weary... a few days in Big Sky before heading to a cabin in Hamilton MT
Jer chewing on his lamb bone

A little low on snow this year in MT...

Oblivious to the ski conditions, kids amuse themselves with hours of Fooz

Julian prepares the evening's feast. Got to love those French!

Louie offers his help in the meal preparation by keeping the kitchen clean


Firecracker Hucking

Last Act: the twirling glowstick act

Slip, Slide and Away: the road home

Andi takes the prize with a technical curve sliding score of 8.5 

A little snuggle for the trip home

Some toys had to wait, but luckily the boyz got some quality time with them once we arrived back home..

Taking a breather after a hard day of playing

Friday, December 20, 2013

Getting into the Xmas Spirit

Jer Busts a Move while picking our a Xmas present for his Bro

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Xmas Program 2013

Jer's Xmas Program 2013

Jer's program with backup provided by his brother….

Jer with his teachers (and some other guy who crashed the party)

Alemayehu's Turn

The Finale!

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Pre-Christmas Fun

Holy Cow, it's just non-stop!! 

Jer and his Gingerbread Man

Christmas Tree Celebratory Freeze Dance

Shortly after the Christmas tree makes it's appearance, Fred the Elf comes on the scene. Fred is Santa's little helper. It is his job to report back to Santa every night on the behavior of his family, so that Santa can decide if you get the new ninjago that you have been dreaming about, or perhaps a lump of coal….Every night Fred goes back to the North Pole to hang with Rudolf and Santa, and then reappears somewhere else in the house. Yep, first order of the morning is to track down Fred. It is also OK to lay out you wishes for your gift from Santa, but you can't touch Fred, or the magic disappears….SO! ...You better watch out, you better not cry. You better not pout, I'm telling you why. Santa Claus is coming to town!

Wow, whoever made this up was a genius!!

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Turkey Day 2013

Solomen Admires the Turkey Day Spread, whilst calculating the odds of making out of the doggie door before getting caught….

Andie patiently explains how to light the menorah without burning down her house. Just so happens it was a two for one. Hanukkah and Turkey Day… won't happen again for another 70K years...

Alemayehu narrowly misses igniting the flower arrangement

There is a Hanukkah song that goes along with this, but if you don't know it, you could always sing:
Burn Baby Burn, it's on Fire. Not as spiritual, but hey, for the heathens like me, it does in a pinch.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Back to the Ole Grind

Well, yes that grind too, but also got some new snow to grind on as well!
With a few days to absorb the whole Disney World thing, Alemayehu summed it up by asking "when are we moving to Florida?"

"Pucker Up"

First Ski Day of the Year!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Last Day in Kiddie Paradise

What better way to end an action packed week than at GatorLand. Oh Yeah! 

Into the jaws of death

It's a tough life here for the gators. So much sun, so little time…


Oh, so this is how they have to earn their keep….a little gator torture time… 

Boris the Tortoise

On to our feathered friends

Bird Brain

Up Close and Personal

Need a Bird Shoe Shine??

Go Figure, and albino gator…apparently too cranky to hang out with the rest of the gators…

Alemayehu demonstrates how to properly feed your pet gator…

Or you can try this….

Or this… gator, gator

Pictured here is the option for only the most stout of Florida Redneck's! This explained why the feeders where locked into a cable...

Tuesday, November 19, 2013


All rested up and ready to go again! Left Momma behind to go and check out Shamu and friends at SeaWorld. 

Flaunting Flamingos

It's the Shamu Show!

Ahhh, look at all the cute little Orcas…guess that's why they call it the "splash zone"

Boys comment on sitting in the "Splash Zone"

Jer snuggling with his fuzzy porpoise

Dolphin doll hard at work on his cursive prep

Monday, November 18, 2013

Day off from Disney

Time to cool down: Boys take a day off to kick back

Hang'n at the pool

Super slider

New use for the putting range

Day 3: The Adventure Continues

Ending with a bang, the gang spends the last day at Hollywood Studios where the boyz learned how be become Jedi's, and make movies

Posing with Miss Piggy

Meet Up with Mater and Lightening McQueen!

Alexi recovering from the Star Wars ride, of which, he was not a fan…

Close up view of the Darth the dude from the Dark Side

How to fight bad guys on film

Don't try this at home!!

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Disney: Day 2

Day 2: Off to the Animal Kingdom

Check'n out the tree house

Meet up with Tigger

Dino Land!

The Raging River of Nepal

Storm Mountain and Meet Up with the Great Yeti

This show is for the birds!

The Tree of Life

Congolese Street Band

Jer digg'n the groove

Off to the Safari- no fake animals on this ride!

Gorilla Poser Shot-Hey, throw me a banana or something!

Mickey's Parade to round out the Day!