Mothers @%$#! Bowling

Lia and some mom friends teamed up for a bowl-a-thon today to support the Children’s Hospital Foundation. Joe and I were the cheering section. I mostly took pictures, and Joe just wanted to spit game, pitch woo and generally mack on any young lady withing a short, slow walk. First it was Lia’s friends, then he caught the eye of five cute girls in the next lane and off he went. They were terrific, and even wanted their picture taken with him. He sure can spot cool people.

There are photos in an album on Flickr, my favorites are below.

Bowling
Jenn, Sam, Lia, Joe, Kim & Rainey

Bowling

Bowling

Bowling

Bowling

Bowling

Snow Day!

Lots of snow here, and we all had the day off. The roads were bad but it was an otherwise beautiful day, so we spent some time outside, where Joe is king.

But most of the day we stayed inside. Where Joe is also king.

Snow Day
This is sign language for “book.”

Snow Day
Pete 2:14 (KJV).

Snow Day
Lola’s wolf-blood was pumping! So majestic.

Snow Day
Havoc!

Christmas II: The Rise of Pete

Part two of Christmas takes place at Nana and Papa’s place. All the usual awesomeness of food and drink and family, more presents, and our collective first turducken. The highlight of the visit for me however – maybe the highlight of the whole holiday season – was Joe’s reaction to Pete the Cat.

When we visited Joe’s school for parent-teacher conferences last month, we asked Mr. McCoig (who needs his own blog post) what the kids are into these days. McCoig is a pretty low-key guy, and said they read Pete the Cat books a lot and the kids “seem to like them.” We gave our wonderful sister/sister-in-law Amy a heads-up, and she got some for Joe.

Christmas morning Joe pulls one out of his gift bag and loses his ish. Straight screaming like Shaun Cassidy was opening for One Direction with Ringo on drums. It was spectacular! Now we just show him a picture of Pete and he yells. It’s the first thing that’s driven him to this type of fandom. He’d hobble Pete if he met him.

Joe’s personality comes out more every day, but this Christmas it’s been in overdrive. We have a lot of great things to look forward to in 2015.

Christmas 2014

Christmas 2014

Christmas 2014

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