Monday, October 26, 2009

Nothing at All

That's what we did this weekend, and it was awesome. I can't remember the last time that we were able to just stay home all weekend. I think it has been years, literally. We rented movies, ordered pizza and laid around. I can't wait to do it again...soon.

Sunday was our most adventurous day. We went to church and had a photo shoot with Isla. Considering that she has a bit of a cold, it probably wasn't the best parenting decision to have her roll around barefoot in the leaves, but we had to take advantage of the colors while we could.

We were also able to squeeze in a visit to Yates Cider Mill with Grandma B earlier in the week. We got there about 15 minutes before they closed, but just in time to get cider and doughnuts. I should also note, that we do eat things other than donuts and waffles. We just don't talk about them nearly as much.

Monday, October 19, 2009

3, 2 and under

The 3 Amigos

The happy couple

Totally thrilled about having waffles (again)
...and who knew Kaiya was a Spartan?

Cute lil pumpkin Kaiya

Devout Sesame Street Fan, Ava

This weekend the DeKorne girls (and Sheriff) came to spend the weekend at THE Dorm. We pretty much just hung out for the weekend and ate waffles. I think we had waffles 7 different times over the weekend, and each time, they were still really good.

Sunday was a particularly busy day at THE Dorm. We didn't make it to church because it was impossible to fit three car seats in the back of the H3 (its not as big as it may seem) and the Pee Pee Jeep was broke down (although she's back up and running now...Thank you, Lord.) We had waffles for breakfast (obviously), then had a mini photo shoot with Ava and Kaiya during Isla's nap. Football started at noon and so did the guests. Theo Kyriakos arrived first to watch football. Then Wuzzle, Michelle and Justin showed up for their engagement pictures (Michelle and Justin were being photographed, just for clarification.) The Brunetts came to get a tour, and last, but certainly not least, Mama Heidi got home. I made her a waffle upon her arrival because, well, she was hungry, and we had waffles on special this weekend.

It was quite the busy day. After the girls left, we headed out to Erwin Orchards to take in some more cider and donuts. Isla seemed to like the animals and was such a champ while we waited in line for 30 minutes for cider and donuts. We then headed to cousin Abigail's birthday party in Royal Oak. We were there for a shorter time than it took us to drive there. However, we can't really complain too much because after sitting in non-stop traffic for 3 hours and not even making it to Novi, the DeKorne girls ended up coming back to THE Dorm for popcorn night. We were lucky we avoided the detour, which apparently just leads right back to THE Dorm.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

You Don't Know Jack

Actually, I do.

So I was pulling into court today for a hearing when I noticed that police officers were blocking the entrances and there was a mob of people in front of the Oakland County Courthouse. I presumed what any Arab would....a bomb threat. I pulled up to one of the officers and said, "Officer, I have a 1:30 hearing, is everything ok?" He replied, "Everything is fine, ma'am. We're just filming a movie."

I pulled around to the North entrance and drove around for 10 minutes trying to find a spot. When I got into court, I started asking some questions and found out they were filming a movie called "You Don't Know Jack", a story about Jack Kevorkian. I promptly texted my mom and some of the office staff and found out that Al Pacino was starring in the role of Jack Kevorkian. Even though I wanted to run downstairs to see if they needed any more extras, I reluctantly proceeded to my hearing (which went quite well in case you were wondering.) Rather than going to the conference room, I had my client execute a document in the corridor with two attorneys I found in the hallway to act as witnesses. I then proceeded to file my documents at the Probate counter hoping I wouldn't miss my big chance to be in the film. After waiting in line for nearly a half an hour, I started down the hallway to gaze out the windows. I pressed up against the window to see if I could catch a glimpse at the Godfather himself. With my nose against the glass, I felt a tap on my shoulder. It was the bailiff. He kindly said, "Ma'am, you can't be there. They are in the middle of filming."

So, when you go see the film, look up in the window during the Courthouse scene. If you see a girl with dark hair and a great nose, that's me. Please, no autographs.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

The Weather Is Here

And it sure is beautiful. I love the fall so much. Not only because of all the amazing colors, but also because there is always an excuse to eat donuts and drink cider. We hoped to go to the apple orchard while we were in Grand Rapids over the weekend, but it just didn't work out. Going to the orchard was one of my favorite things when I was a kid, and its still one of my favorite places to go. Poppy wanted to take the grandkids to Blake's for their first big trip, but we decided to compromise and go to Franklin Cider Mill (which is only 20 minutes away rather than an hour and 20 minutes to Blake's.)

Wonder where she get's her baby blues

U pick em

We also celebrated Dave's birthday on Wednesday by going to Sagebrush and overeating Mexican food. Its about a 40 minute drive there, but the food is totally worth it. I bought Dave a belgian waffle maker for his birthday. I would have posted pictures of the waffles, but we ate them all. Happy Birthday honey. You're the hottest 31 year old ever!
Thirty.................. One

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Victory for MSU

Whew...that was close. You Michigan fans know what I'm talking about. I know you were so close by putting the game into overtime with that last minute touchdown, but the Spartans clinched the victory. Aaahhh....its so good.

Saturday was the big game. The Spartan and Wolverine blow-ups in our front yard have been battling it out all week. The Spartan even suffered complete deflation at one point. But not to worry. After we woke Isla up from a sound sleep during our victorious touchdown in overtime by our uproarious cheering, we took her outside to experience the Spartan's dominance first hand. She showed her support by promptly spitting up on the Wolverine, that'll show em'.

A few of the Wolverines in the crowd

Vicky was conflicted about who to support,
so she wore colors in support of Taylor University.
Poppy enjoyed his birthday....
Watching sports and being with your babies,
what more could a guy ask for.

The football game wasn't the only big game this weekend. On Friday we bundled Isla up to go to her first Tiger game with Aunt Bonnie, Grandma and Grandpa. She was such a champ in the cold and even rode on the merry-go-round...twice. The Tigers suffered a brutal defeat, but it was totally worth the trip to the ball park (at least for the Bratwurst).
In case you can't see the scoreboard, we lost.

What a sports fan we have.