Saturday, January 31, 2009

This one's for you "Uncle Keg"

In preparation for tomorrow's big game, the monkey has prepared a little number for sending out to her "Uncle Keg". "HERE WE GO STEELERS".....

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Weekend Recap

This weekend we spent time with family. Monkey's cousins Cookie and Chunky Monkey were here for a visit, along with Mimi, Umpa and of course Aunt Mere. Poor Chunky was a bit under the weather so she didn't get to join in on all the fun. Like going on our first trip to paint pottery. What a big event. Cookie and our Monkey thoroughly enjoyed themselves and we weren't sure if they spent more time painting their items or themselves. Needless to say a good time was had by all. We also went to see Hotel for Dogs- What a cute movie.. The kids and adults loved it :) Ry and I have always said no dogs for us, but after seeing this movie and Marley and Me, I hope we can hold strong when that request comes... Unfortunately, we also recently find out the Monkey is highly allergic to dogs, so that may be a good excuse when she pleads her case some day. Other than that we just hibernated the rest of the time since we see no end in sight for this frigid winter. Our weekend was definitely a circus at times with three little ones, but we truly enjoy getting to see and spend time with our families. So, Mimi and Umpa-- Addie has one last message for you. Have a safe and wonderful trip.. We love you.

Monday, January 19, 2009


Well it was a glorious night in the Hooker household last evening. The STEELERS won another AFC title and are heading to the Super Bowl! Good thing we have MLK day off, b/c the Monkey and Mommy were up quite late cheering for our team and trying to find Daddy in the stands. Yes, you heard correctly Daddy and his brother "Uncle Keg" made the long, frigid drive out to Pittsburgh to take part in all the festivities and cheer on their team. So, today we are awaiting Daddy's return and a request to go to the Super Bowl :) Will have to see about that!! We have been busy cleaning, catching up on laundry and even fit time in to go sledding. The Monkey truly is becoming a snow bunny, she has no fear and today her favorite move was going down head first. For now will just finish enjoying our apple cider and getting warm, it's back to work and daycare tommorrow. Our long weekend went way to fast, but we definitely enjoyed celebrating Mimi Jean's and Poe's birthday. Here's a look back at the Monkey in her Steeler gear when they won the Super Bowl 3 yrs. ago. Third times the charm, b/c "Here We Go Steelers", three years later. We were at Disney World the day after the Steeler's won 3 yrs. ago. The monkey was just about 4 mos. and she was within 10 ft. of Heinz and "The Bus".... Enjoy the photos and are quick jaunt down memory lane...

Sunday, January 11, 2009

1st Week Back- Post Holiday

Well were slowly getting into the swing of things for 09'. It was our first week back to work and daycare. The monkey got to move to a new room (The 3's). When asked what her favorite part of her day is, it is definitely serving herself her lunch.. .Oh my, I am sure it is fun for the kiddos, but much more clean up for the teachers. In my thoughts, better them than me :) She also informed me that she played Cinderella and that her favorite little friend who I might add is a boy (E-bear) was her prince charmin'. Don't think dad was to glad to hear that one!! She truly maybe 3 going on 13, afterall!! For us on the other hand, it was a week of chaos and working late, including this weekend. What fun. Our weekend has been spent taking down the christmas decorations, running errands, finishing up returns, and preparing for the next week. Will finish it off getting psyched for the big game "Here we go STEELERS"!!!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Oh What Fun in Madison, WI

Thanks for hosting us Strumbles, we had a wonderful time visiting with you all!!