Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Hello Wii...hello fun!!!

As we previously posted, Grandma Babs came to visit this weekend. While her visit was much too short, she did bring with her a fantastic new gift...a Wii!!!! Scott and I hooked it up tonight and played multiple games of tennis, bowling, golf and baseball. We can't believe how great this thing is, and now understand what all the hype is about. Not only is it great fun to play the various games, but the Wii actually hooks up to our wireless Internet and provides the current weather, forecasts, and all the latest news releases. If any of you have a Wii and want to challenge us to a game of virtual bowling, just let us know! :)

Thank you so much, Mom and Dad! We love our Wii!!!

Monday, January 21, 2008

Happy Birthday Steve!

Saturday night we celebrated our friend Steve's 50th birthday. We definitely did it in style...complete with early evening appetizers, cruising the town in a Hummer limo, drinks at the Vine, partying with the band "Red Alert", BK bolling, and ending the evening (okay morning) with a Steak n Shake Grilled Cheese! It was a great time, and props to Pam for hosting such a wonderful party. Steve, we are so happy we were able to celebrate with you...Happy Birthday You Old Man (just kidding, of course!). Here are a few photos of the fun evening.

Gracie spent the evening with Grandma. She wasn't feeling well at all, so most of the time was spent cuddling and snuggling. Today Grace felt much better, so the girls ventured out for lunch, a movie and a little shopping. We saw the movie "Mad Money" and Grace did great as she slept through the entire film. Diane Keaton, Queen Latifah and Katie Holmes were all very good; and while it isn't the best movie it was perfect for a girl's day on the town!

Tuesday I'm going to see 27 Dresses with a few friends...stay tuned for a full review of that movie.

Well, we hope everyone had a great weekend. Scott phoned from the Packers game a few minutes ago. Although the wind chill is -24 degrees, he and Coryn are having a great time!!

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Kidder Update...the good, the bad and the ugly

Because of our two week posting draught, we figured it best to provide a complete Kidder update (by category, of course!):

The Good: Well, let's see...Gracie has moved to a big girl bed and is doing GREAT!!! She got to pick out her favorite toddler bed (she went Dora), along with matching sheets, bedspread, blankets, pillows, dolls, etc. Her bedroom has now been taken over by Dora and Boots, but she loves it!! I'm very proud of her for transitioning so well! We also went to see her first live show...Sesame Street Live. The Kidders, Dittys and Bradys all braved the toddler-filled Morris Performing Arts Center. It was fabulous - Grace LOVED the show and kept asking for more after every song and dance!

This weekend we ventured to our first movie with Gracie...the VeggieTales Movie (can't remember the exact name). It was great, and with a little popcorn to the rescue 1/2 way through, Gracie did wonderful!

Scott has a big adventure coming up this week...the Packers/Giants game. He and Coryn will be making the trip...it should prove to be an exciting time!

Grandma Babs is coming for a visit Saturday morning. It will be great to spend a few days with her, and I know Gracie is SO excited!

The Bad: Not much to report here, other than freezing cold and trying to adjust to work. Last week was my first one back since December 21st. It felt like it took forever, and now I'm just as stressed as I was pre-holidays. Oh well - it was a nice break while it lasted!

The Ugly: There are only two words worthy of this category: Colts - Chargers. ugh - it was an awful game on Sunday and I felt sick into the evening. Oh well, I guess there's always next year!! Hopefully Favre or Eli can take care of Tom Brady in the SuperBowl...is anyone else sick of hearing about Brady and the Patriots. Ok, so maybe I'm just a bitter Colts fan...but the media coverage on this guy is ridiculous!! Anyway - go Packers! Go Giants!