Saturday, July 19, 2014

Friday, July 18, 2014

The KAT's Meow- Joke

Jeremy:  What do vampires like to have in their home entertainment systems?
Kristin:  What?
Jeremy:  Plasma TVs.
Kristin:  Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha!
Jeremy:  Laffy Taffy, I've got one for you.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Yellow Pigs Day 2014

Summertime means county fair time.  County fairs mean animals, including pigs.  July 17th is Yellow Pigs Day.  Guess where we went today.  A county fair.
We went to "Cook's Pig Races" where a man raced hogs and dogs.  The dogs and pigs came out of four different colored gates.  After the dogs raced, the pigs raced and the pig from the yellow gate won.  Ha Ha Ha.  Yellow pigs day.  
That was the highlight of those races.  When the yellow pig won.  That and Jr. won a blue ribbon because he chose the yellow pig and Nichole won a hat because she held a winning ticket.  ;)

Jeremy took the older two kids on a bunch of fair rides.  Nichole has been really wanting to try riding on a roller coaster so she got her chance.
The rest of us went to see rabbits and horses (after Jr. Jr. got to ride one of the rides).  When we told the kids originally that we were going to go the fair, Jr. Jr. said he wanted to see bunnies and rabbits.  Cute.
 It was a good family day.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Starry Starry Night

Meet Derek Banks.  He is a 15-year old concert pianist who recently returned from a concert tour with his teacher and other talented students in New Zealand. 
Before he left, he took some time to visit "Starry Night" made out of balloons at the Orem Library.  He spent about 3-4 hours writing and memorizing his own arrangement of Don McLean's "Vincent," also known as "Starry Starry Night."  Pretty impressive, right? 
Jeremy took some footage of Derek playing "Starry Starry Night" in front of "Starry Night" and made a youtube video of it.  Take a look at it on Derek's youtube channel.  Jeremy will later make a more balloon focused video for his own channel.

Also, watch this video of Derek playing another classical piece for a competition at a piano store.  The video with the most views will win an upright piano.  Derek's mom is in need of a piano that she can give piano lessons on.

And see my kids in their usual positions when we spend time in a library.  If there are books somewhere where we are, they will find them.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Worms on a Spit

 Happy Gummi Worm Day, July 15!

Sunday, July 13, 2014


July 13th is Embrace Your Geekiness Day.

Get it?  Get it?  "Embrace" your geekiness?
Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha.
I'm a geek.

P.S.  How many different geek culture references can you spot in this picture?  We probably could have fit more in but we decided for today... (choose one of the following)
1) "Everything is awesome."
2) We could have made it "marvel"ous, but didn't have time to get it "assemble"d.
3) And every other day we refuse to reference 'Twilight.'

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Eat Your Jello Day 2014

After a nice afternoon racing veggie cars,
it's nice to be able to celebrate Eat Your Jello Day, July 12, by... eating Jell-o.
And it's nice to remember to start the jello early enough that it's ready by dinner.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Catch of the Day

 Yay for talented cousins who can get the baby to sleep!
The oldest and youngest grandchild together.  Awww.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

National Sugar Cookie Day 2014

July 9 is National Cookie Day.  Need I say more?
Just don't forget to clean the crumbs and frosting off afterward.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

My Kids are a Hoot

July 8 is Video Games Day.
This is not to be confused with National Video Games Day which is on September 12.
We've celebrated National Video Games Day in September a few times, but looking back at my blog, I don't think we've celebrated (or at least I haven't blogged about) Video Games Day in July.  July is usually a very busy month so I'm not completely surprised.
So this year, we celebrated Video Games Day.  We watched Wreck-It-Ralph.  Well, I took a nap through it.  Afterward we listened to some different versions of video game music online and watched some videos to go along.
I didn't get any pictures of the video games celebrating (you can imagine people sitting around watching a TV or computer), so here are some pictures of my cute kids as owls.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Eat Beans Day 2014

July 3 is Eat Beans Day.  What a perfect day to bring some bean dip to a summer barbecue and get pictures with friends.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Zeppelin Bend

In honor of the anniversary of the first zeppelin flight on July 2, 1900, here is a zeppelin bend:
To celebrate, besides taking pictures of that knot, we made things fly through the air.  In this case, foam darts from PVC.
Speaking of the zeppelin bend, there is a story that there was a navy officer that insisted that his airships only be moored using this knot (hence the name).  Later on in his life, though, he said that he'd never heard of it.  Hmm.  Interesting.
Happy flying!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Uncle Time

What happens when the kids get a hold of their uncle: