Sunday, November 28, 2010

Happy Birthday Miah!!

So, I know I promised Miah's birthday post and I know her birthday was earlier this month but I didn't lie....I delayed.

Here it is.

My baby girl turned 11 on the 5th of this month and she wanted a (nother) slumber party. Who am I to turn down a birthday wish? We did it last year, why not do it again?

This time, we invited the whole volleyball team. There are 19 girls on the teams (thank goodness not all of them showed up).

Before the party, I was able to get a picture of Miah with her two brothers. Aren't they sweet?

The next few pics are basically the set-up of the table and goodies. Since Miah wanted a Halloween themed party, it was pretty easy to get most of the stuff 50% off.

Devyn made himself part of the party throughout the whole night. He was singing on the microphone while the girls played rock band.

The girls were all over the place. I'm not sure if you can see but there is another big screen TV past all of the girl's heads where they can play the Wii and there is a large TV in front of them to play the regular Xbox and the Playstation 2.
This Big screen TV had the Xbox 360 and the kinect. The girls danced ALLLL NIGHT! It was a never ending Lady Gaga song night too...
I passed out before the girls did and sometime around 5 am I got up to check on them and this is how they were laid out...

Yes, that is Devyn passed out with the girls.
The next morning one of the girls mentioned that they still had the gingerbread Halloween houses that weren't!!!!
Good thing there were 3 of the houses!!
Yeah, I know, just like last year where they had cake and ice cream for breakfast. What can I say?....

Unfortunately, a few of the girls weren't able to stay the night so their parent picked them up around 10 pm. OF COURSE, that didn't stop them from talking their parents into BRINGING THEM BACK the next morning cause that is exactly what happened. There they were, at the door, ready to dance some more. Devyn was not embarrassed to be performing in front of the girls at all. He wanted to be the center of attention even though it was Miah's party. Guess we're gonna have to have a sleep-over for his party...

As a bonus, I've put an embarrassing video of me dancing to the Kinect. If you listen closely, you will hear the comments that my volleyball girls say. They were cracking me up.

All in all...I would say it was a great birthday for Miah.


Friday, November 5, 2010


I know I promised a Halloween post...and it's coming...promise...(again).

Right now, I've been dead tired. I know I can't blame it on work because we all know that my work really isn't the issue. I'm tired of running around...all day, I'm tired of being on my feet...all day, and I would really like to just stay in bed and sleep....(yes, say it with me folks, all together now....)"ALL DAY".

But we know that isn't going to happen. I am able to get small cat naps here and there. I have to set my alarm to wake me up so that I don't miss the next what's next on my agenda. Which is usually coaching, picking up the kids, buying stuff (yes, unnecessary stuff) and just making sure the kids have what they need.

I just recently (yesterday) went and purchased the Xbox 360 Kinect. I don't usually buy game consoles. I let my brother Bobby give them to me cause he has an abundance (and cause he loves me...). But something told me he wasn't going to be sending one my way any time soon.

Anyway, I went to Best Buy, bought it, brought it home and stuck it in the closet.

Why the closet?

Cause I don't like to be bothered hooking anything up.

I usually let Dominique take care of all the installations.

Come to find out, it was super easy.

Hell yeah, it was super easy...cause Dom did it!

I watched the kids play and I was intrigued. They were laughing and moving and jumping around playing the game. Looked like a lot of fun.

I'll wait until the kids aren't around before I try it out.

Sure enough, today while the kids were in school and my mom was here at the house, I tried it.

Let me tell you, that game is the S-H-I-T!

I played 2 levels on just one of the games on there and I was tired and out of breath. This knocks the Wii fit and all the other games on it OUT OF THE PARK!

My legs were flying, knees bending, arms swinging all over the place, squating, jumping, turning, tired and finally...out of breath (nope, not talking about sex here).

I know this video doesn't do much justice but it's an example of how easy the game really is.

This is my mom.

She's playing the game for the very first time. She didn't realize I was behind her with the camera.

Check it out:

Yeah, she was right. I stopped filming and ran straight to my laptop and uploaded it for all the world to see.

It's honestly a good workout. I highly recommend it. I'm gonna be in shape in no time. Of course, I'll be doing this in private while the kids are at school cause Devyn mentioned how uncoordinated I was in my "old age".

Whatev....I'm about to have some BUNS OF STEEL!! (I'd settle for some less droopy boobs but I don't think this game performs miracles).

Miah had her 11th Birthday today so you know what's coming!


I'm gonna put all that together with the Halloween post because she wants her party to be "Halloween Themed" Hey, better for me. I can keep my decorations up longer (mainly cause I'm too lazy to take them down).

She's also going to have a slumber party. This year I think there will be more girls since we invited all of the Volleyball team to sleep over (where the heck am I going to put all these bodies?).

Anyway, that's something to look forward to.

Right now, I need to take my ass to sleep. I have 3 (count them...THREE) games in the morning and then the party in the evening, Gonna be a loooooong weekend.

I can almost guarantee that this is what I will look like by the time I publish this post: