Friday, April 30, 2010

I'm sorry, WHAT?!?!?!?!

You've GOT to be kidding me.
Are those pants tight rolled? On a guy?
And is he really carrying a purse? Or a 'murse'?

Who would wear this? Who would pay the $400+ for these?
If you said you would, I don't know you any more. We're through.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Have you ever...

...taken the kids out on a rainy day to the book mobile and upon your return to the car, after strapping the kiddos in, fallen out of the car square on your bottom and into a rain puddle? And then you had to drive home with EVERYTHING wet from the waist down? And the whole time both kids are laughing at you? Even the two year old?

Really? No? Hunh. neither.


Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Lydia Unplugged

The quality is pretty poor, in fact, you can't even really tell it's Lydia except it is. You can tell by the voice. And I finally figured out how to upload a video on here for all to see, so just try to imagine a clear picture. (Guess what mama wants for Mother's Day?) The only thing missing is her version of Weezer's 'I Want You To'. It's one of my favorite of hers. Oh, and you really should hear her cover of 'Aeroplane' by the Red Hot Chili Peppers, it's spot-on and awesome. I'll try to capture it another night.

Hope you all enjoyed it as much as we do.
(All the time. Every night. Seriously.)

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Sick Day

While Cade and Rusty were waiting for the paint to dry on his (Cade's) Pinewood Derby car, the boys came in to check on Lydia and me. I was on the computer working on some birth announcements. Lydia wasn't feeling well and running a bit of a fever so she was being extra snuggly with Rusty, even more so than usual. A little while later I hear a faint, 'Camera. Camera. Camera.' I peek over and see this:

Little girl had fallen asleep on Daddy. I don't think that's happened since she was an infant.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Just me trying something fun...

Came across a blog today and thought it be fun to join in. If you've joined too, you know what this is all about. If not, well, sorry. Just trying to something new and make new blog friends. Welcome any new readers. Hope you stop by often and say hi!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

This Has Replaced the Filet-O-Fish Song

Guacamole from Si on Vimeo.

And....your welcome. Now you too will be singing this around the clock like we do.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Open Mic Night

Because of the crazy beautiful weather we've been having lately, we've been going outside a lot. The other night, Cade got out his tee and Lydia had never seen it before so she had no idea what it was. At first, she stood on it and said, 'Help me hop, mommy.' She thought it was a pogo stick! I explained to her that it wasn't a pogo stick, but I also wasn't quite willing to explain what it really was. Come on. There were a hundred different things out already and I didn't feel like chasing a ball around for the rest of the evening. Besides, what happened next convinced me to never, ever explain to her what it's intended purpose really is. Suddenly, it turned into open mic night at the Dennis house:

*tap, tap, tap*
Testing, testing. One, two, three. Check mic, check mic.
Is this thing on?

Ladies and gentlemen! It's Lydia!
(Yes, she's actually saying this. She says it all the time.)

Yo, Rusty. This one's for you!

{This one cracks me up!}

Thank you, Topeka! Goodnight!!!

So I had absolutely no idea what to post on all those pictures up there without captions. I think they pretty much speak for themselves. She was singing the whole time. You should hear her rendition of Justin Bieber's "Baby, Baby". Is that even it's name? I don't know. It's what I'm calling it. She sang the theme to iCarly, the Wiggly-Giggly song, Bingo, her ABC's Super Why-style and a couple songs she made up on the fly about random things she saw in the garage. Hopefully she'll remember the 'Helmet' song she made up the next time we're outside. I only wish I had one of those lighter phone apps. I would have totally been waving it above my head. And I wish I had got this on video. Gotta learn how to upload video from Cade's recorder and get it on here.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Coco Key

Last Thursday, we finally got to go to CoCo Key Water Resort in KCMO. The last time we were going to go, we had a couple of sick kiddos and had to stay home. :( But this time, everyone was well enough for the trip. Poor Lydia, though. We made the mistake of telling her in the morning that we were going swimming and she thought we were going immediately. Not a whole 6 hours later. Then to make matters even more, how should we say? Interesting? When we get there, we find the parking lot eerily quiet and empty. The problem? The park didn't open for another hour. I KNOW the website said the park was open from 3 to 9. I just KNOW it. Of course, it was way back in January when I made the original plans and if you go to the url now, OF COURSE it says 4 to 9. The guy at the check in desk in the hotel said it was 'spring break hours'.
Rusty asks if there was anything we could do until the park opened and the guy, obviously feeling sorry for the poor, ill-informed family, gave us a key to the indoor pool in the hotel. So after convincing Lydia that we were, in fact, going swimming, just in a different place first, we headed for the indoor pool. Or really, more like the dungeon of freezing cold water. Can you tell from the pictures that there isn't a window anywhere? I think this pool was 2 stories underground. Just a little bit creepy. And I heard that the water was unbearably cold. I wouldn't know. I wasn't crazy enough to get in. Plus who else was going to stay dry and carry all the dry stuff to the real swimming?

The crazies freezing in the pool.

Even though it was so cold, Lydia HAD to go in.

Trying to convince herself that if she ignores the temperature, it really wasn't that bad in here...

Apparently if you stayed in long enough, you got used to it.
I wouldn't know.

Now you see 'em.

Now you don't!

CoCo Key at last!

Loving being able to walk around in a pool area all by herself.

As you can see, CoCo Key is very much like Great Wolf Lodge. Only smaller. Much smaller. And less pretentious. Without the lodge-y feel. Think tropical, smaller, way more crowded Great Wolf Lodge.

They even had the big ol' bucket o' water.

I love the splash down photos of the water.

Waiting for a double inner tube.

Incidentally, this was the last time anyone was able to actually enjoy the lazy river. After about 5:00, the place was packed and the lazy river wasn't so relaxing anymore.

All in all, this was a lot of fun! For $5 a person, it was definitely worth it. I would go again and would recommend anybody else to. Just get there right when it opens so you can get a locker. I hear they sell out quick.
And, oh yeah, double check the hours of operation.

Happy Birthday Uncle Jaime!