Friday, December 28, 2007

Alter Egos

I tried to disguise myself as a reindeer to get closer to Santa Claus and his operation, but the antlers didn't fool the elves (I still couldn't fly)

I tried to save the world, but regardless of how many bad guys I put behind bars I can not defeat the fallen nature of man. Unfortunate for humanity, but great job security for my future as a super hero.

I tried to storm this ice castle and start the greatest snow ball fight ever . . .

. . . but it was just too stinking cold.

The Real Reason It was a Merry Christmas


Luckily I have proof that mom loves video games, too.*

Obviously, you can tell from the lack of pictures of dad that only my mom and I really enjoyed the game. Dad is apparently too mature for such fun, but at least he humored us as we rocked out all holiday long.

I don't know how to describe the greatness of this game, other than to show you.

Rock on, guitar heros.

*Hey JPII, this is what we call leverage - when mom won't let me get my own video game system, I will just get this picture out as a little reminder of how awesome they are. If you can get a photo like this of your mom, you will be in a much better position in the future.

Merry Christmas

It was a good Christmas for Lucy and me. Here is the whole family on Christmas Eve (behind us you will see a certain stocking that was stuffed full of goodies that night night while I slept. I am really starting to like that Santa Claus chap).

Here is dad and Lucy getting ready for Mass.

Here are all of our cousins. As you can probably guess from this picture, we had a glorious time playing.

Here is Lucy hanging out with Uncle Ty

Dad and Lucy tried getting us in the spirit with some Christmas carols, but something was not right. Dad said it was because Lucy was playing "O Little Town of Bethlehem" while he was playing "Silent Night" but I think the real problem is that neither of them knows how to play the piano at all. Where is mom when we need her?

I hope your Christmas was as wonderful as mine. And, in the spirit of the season, I hope you bagged as much loot as I did!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Oh, yeah - that other kid in my family

I have been noticing a strange phenomenon lately. People seemed to be only mildly interested in my antics and really want to know about my little sister. I try to explain that all she can do is sit around and babble while I can tell you all about various earth movers, show you the proper way to do a facemask in football, and put on a great parade. I am way more impressive than Lucy, why can't everyone else see that?

If you are still wondering about my little sister, she is good. All things considered, she is as awesome as any little sister could be.

Cooking with Mom

This picture captures a few of my true loves:

Chocolate and the Jayhawks. Rock Choc...olate!

Winter in Lincoln

The white fury of winter is upon us. That means my chores have increased exponentially. Early every morning I am out scooping snow.

Now, I understand that dad has to go to work and doesn't have time to help, but where is his shovel in this picture?

Of course, winter days are not all bad. I love curling up on the couch under my cozy Batman sleeping bag with the Sunday Funnies.

Curling up on the couch is nice, but it does make me long for the glory of the porch in the summer.

Saturday, December 08, 2007

With my friend Benjamin

Can you tell from the photo what I am about to do next?

We were having fun until Benjamin didn't want to share... and I'm the one who ended up in time-out.

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Mom loves this one