Monday, December 31, 2007

Bunk beds!!

Jack got new bunk beds! Since Amanda and Jeff Zumbahlen have moved into their beautiful new home, they had an extra set of beds that they no longer needed. Jack has wanted "ladder beds" for some time now and since the price was right (free) we decided to get them.

Jack likes them a lot. He has slept half of a night in the bottom bunk by himself-which is pretty good for him.

He sure likes climbing around on them and setting on his top bunk and watching movies.

Thanks Zumbahlens!

Lotion head

Last week after Jack's morning bath we put some of his new Spiderman hair gel in his hair. His hair looked really great. I left the room and came back to him putting lotion in his hair.
He had to take another bath so I could wash it out of his hair. He thought it looked good!

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Website of the day

Rosebud Theatre

Visit this site to get info on and purchase tickets to see the upcoming acts at Effingham's new "Branson" style theater.

Word is there are still tickets left for the New Year's Eve

Yakov Smirnoff show!

Unforgivable Woman

A few weeks before Christmas I was shopping in Champaign with Michelle and Jill. We were in the mall when my cell phone rang. It was my Mom calling me from Springfield, Christmas shopping with my Dad. She wanted to know what I wanted for Christmas. Since I was fairly certain she was not going to buy me the minivan with the satellite TV, I really could not think of anything to tell her. We had just come from Macy's where I had just tried the new Sean John/Diddy/P.Diddy perfume-UNFORGIVABLE WOMAN-so I told her that is what I wanted.

On Christmas Eve I opened a beautiful boxed set of the perfume along with three Sean John lip glosses.

I love this perfume. It makes me smell like the strong black woman that I know that I am.

Forever LOST

Do you watch LOST?
Thanks to my sister Michelle, my friend Kelley Leffler and a little help from Netflix, I have become hopelessly addicted!
This is not the type of show I would usually watch, but I am so glad I gave it a try. I have watched seasons 1 & 2 and have about 31 days to finish season 3.
So if you are a fan of LOST give me a couple of weeks and we can discuss what we think will happen in the upcoming season.
Until then please don't spoil it for me!

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Website of the day

I love Netflix. For a set price of $16.99 per month you can get 3 movies sent to you by mail. Once you watch the movie, you just return it in the postage paid envelope provided by Netflix and they will send you the next movie on your list. There is no limit to the number of movies you can get in one month or the amount of time you can keep the movies.
I signed up before last years season premier of 'Nip Tuck' so I could catch up on everything I had missed in previous seasons. I thought I would just do it for one month. Over one year later I am still watching the mail to see if that little red envelope came!
For a free two week trial enter code: Friend23 at checkout.

He's with the band

Bubba, Jeremy, Payton, Dawson, Keely, and Cooper gave Jack a drum set for his birthday. It is super cute and somewhat annoying (Cliff says just wait until the next birthday of one of your kids). Cooper came over the other day to play with Jack and they jammed a little.

With Cooper on keyboards and Jack on the drums these boys are thinking of taking their show on the road. Jack says the name of their band is "FOOTBALL".

Friday, December 28, 2007

It's over

Sean Penn and Robin Wright Penn are
getting the big D after 11 years of marriage.
I bet he is still in love with Madonna.

Website of the day

I get just some of my doctor recommended daily dose of celeb gossip at this site.
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Thursday, December 27, 2007

A little friendly competition between sisters

My sisters (Michelle and Rebekah) and myself had a little competition this Holiday Season. Each year we ask each other "how many Christmas cards did you get?" This year we made a contest out of it. We reported our final numbers on Christmas day and Michelle was the winner. I think the system may be flawed. I bet they got a lot of cards from people who want to see their kid get some playing time on Chivesky field next season! Anyhoo, congrats Michelle.

Froggy pajamas

Jack got these adorable frog pajamas for his birthday
from Mam and Bamp.

Stomach flu :(

Gabe got a new robe for Christmas!
It was a handy little item for him to have and wear while he puked his guts out!
Notice the bucket in front of the chair.

The stomach flu is going around like an STD
at a co-ed boarding school.

So far it has not hit our house (knock wood).

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Want to go to the Olympics?


To participate is very easy, just view the attached photo, correctly answer the following questions and send your answers to:International Olympic Committee, Private Bag, Lausanne, Switzerland.

1. Which student seems to appear tired / sleepy?
2. Which ones are male twins?
3. Which ones are the female twins?
4. How many women are in the group?
5. Which one is the teacher?

Good Luck!

I guess you are not going either.

PEACE and Rosie O'Donnell love from Coach Fulton

One of, if not my favorite Christmas gifts was this PEACE t-shirt from O'Donnell's website.
Me and my sisters Michelle and Rebekah along with our husbands exchange names at Christmas. Jason got my name. I was shocked to open up this PEACE t-shirt from Jason! He knows me so well. I love Rosie (I know I am in the minority) and I have wanted one of these shirts for a very long time. Who knew Jason was also a fan and a visitor to her website like me? What is even better is the proceeds from any purchases made from go to support her 4 all kids charities.
Thanks Jason. I am waiting for a special occasion to wear my shirt.
I know the term gets thrown around a lot but to me this really was a
"Christmas Miracle"

Monday, December 24, 2007

Merry Christmas from Sarah Sez!

Hope it is shockingly good!
Friday night was Jack's birthday party. This year we had a party with some of his friends: Eliza, Lily, and Gus Bierman. Heidi and RJ Lindemann, Olivia and Isaac Flowers. Jessilynn Hall, Cooper Gosnell, and Emily Baltzell were all in attendance as well as some of his Grandparents, adult friends, Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins.

It was interesting to say the least. Musical chairs was the first game on the line-up. I think 8 of the 11 kids in attendance played. I think 5 of those eight kids ended up crying.

Jack had a little problem after a balloon popped right by his ear and scared him pretty badly. He ended up missing the majority of his party.

In the end I think every one had a pretty good time. Jack included. His little friends were all so good, and very sweet. I am sure we will give it another try next year. Probably without musical chairs. Who knew that game could be so traumatic?!
Heidi getting ready to pin the tail on the donkey as RJ watches
Emily taking her turn with the donkey

Emily pinning on the tail

The kids enjoying the cake and ice cream

Cooper, checking out one of Jack's gifts



Cooper-I think he really would like a 4-wheeler like this one that Emily gave Jack! (hint hint Santa)
Jack opening one of his MANY gifts as the kids watch

Blowing out the candles with Daddy

Friday, December 21, 2007

Baby Luke Farley

I watched Baby Luke Farley for a little while this morning while his Mom and Dad attended Ross Farley's Pre-K Christmas program. He was so sweet and good, he slept the entire time he was here. Jack liked him a lot and when Holly came to pick him up Jack wanted her to leave and let Baby Luke stay with us!

Holly brought Jack some birthday "blowers".

You can tell Luke has older brothers-he slept right through Jack blowing those things in his face!

So, so sweet!

Jack, giving Luke a kiss.

Party time!!

Tonight is Jack's birthday party. He chose these Wiggles party hats. I know he is going to expect everyone-kids and adults- to wear them.
Hopefully I will have lots of pictures to share with you from the party tomorrow.

Baby Got Back-For Jack

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Holly Jolly Purse Party

Just in case you need a last minute gift or want to treat yourself to a little something nice.......

Norma G'z Glitzy Girlz will be on the square in Newton Friday evening from 4-7 pm at the Star Step Gym on the south side of the square.

Stop by and see the GG'z and check out our fabulous selection of handbags and jewelry!

The polls are closed and we have a winner

Christmas Vacation is the clear favorite Christmas movie with the Sarah Sez readers.

Happy Birthday Jack!!!!!

An interview with the new three year old

I asked the new three year old some questions and thought I would share his answers with you.

What is your name? Jack

Jack what? Jack Kinkade Alan

What is your Daddy's name? Daddy

What is your Mommy's name? Mommy

How old are you? 3

What is your favorite color? blue, purple

What is your favorite movie? Blue's Clues

Who is your best friend? Gabe

What is your Daddy's job? WORK

What is your Mommy's job? PURSES (i have to admit this one took some prodding, he could not figure out what I do-most days I wonder the same thing)

What is your favorite thing to eat? Rice and beans (can you tell we went to El Rancherito last night)

What is your favorite animal? Elephant

What do you want to be when you grow up? Elephant, giraffe, band player

Do you like to go to church? Yes

What do you do at church? Listen

Who is your favorite football player? Ty May

What is your favorite football team? Jason's

What is the best part of having a birthday? A party hat

Jack is 3 years old!

Today is Jack's birthday!
He is three years old.

Last night we went to his favorite place to eat-"chips and sauce" or El Rancherito.

Jack opening one of his gifts.

It's a digital camera!

He loves it.