Saturday, November 29, 2008

Pittsburgh Holiday Parade

One may ask themselves, "Self - what might you consider the best part about the Pittsburgh Celebrate the Season Parade?" The answer would be this...

Steely McBeam stealing your kid's horns!

I have to say - Steely McBeam is starting to grow on me. At first I hated him. You know - the Steelers are above all of that stupid mascot/cheerleader crap. Well - my kids liked him so I guess he's doing his job. Especially if he can convince them to root for the Steelers and not the Eagles.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Gluttony & Monkeys

We spent Thanksgiving with my family in Pittsburgh and had incredible amounts of turkey, stuffing, beer, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, and some other things. The afternoon and evening was spent at my cousin Eric's house. He has a boxer/rotweiler mix who Robby just fell in love with (go figure). The kids were all a bit nervous at first but by the end of the day they were letting him lick their faces and feeding him from the table. His name is Monroe:

After dinner we headed to Melissa's house to crash... which we did successfully. We woke up this morning with nothing planned so we decided to head to Eat 'n Park for breakfast. If you have not experienced the Eat 'n Park breakfast buffet you are missing out on life. Man... I miss E&P and I hope that they, someday, expand east of Harrisburg. All of the kids ate for free and I had unlimited eggs, bacon, sausage, pancakes, fruit, french toast, waffles... and following Thanksgiving Dinner - I probably weigh an extra 10 pounds...

Then we headed off to the Pittsburgh Zoo with Aunt Melissa and Uncle Justin. BTW - I've been to Pittsburgh twice in the past several months and last time we went to the Children's Museum for free on our reciprical membership to the Garden State Discovery Museum - and today we went to the PGH Zoo for free b/c of our membership to the Philly Zoo. I love it! Anyway there were some cute baby elephants that the kids liked to watch and the polar bears were putting on a show for us today.

I'm sure you all find this enthralling - I'm just trying to get back into the habit of writing more regularly... and if you don't like what I'm writing about... click away from this page...

until next time!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Family Update!

Yeah - I'm a slacker... what are you gonna do?

Anyway - we are back into our house. We have a new kitchen, new hardwood floors, a new laundry room, and 5 healthy kids! We couldn't be happier (except that our counter top & kitchen sink has not been installed, yet.) We've been eating a lot of Chinese food and pizza in the past couple of weeks and are in desperate need of innovative ideas of what to eat that doesn't involve extensive amounts cooking, cleaning, or washing dishes. Any ideas would be appreciated...

Thank you everyone for all of your thoughts and prayers for our family while we dealt with all of this crap for the past few months. Life is moving forward, now... so GET OUT OF OUR WAY!!