Monday, March 31, 2008
The other "non-winner" of the trophy (Jeff) has felt the trophy slip from his grasp many a year. This year has been especially hard on him. He's so close yet so far away. Below is the latest e-mail our family rec'd about the standings. It appears that I've all but put the final nail in his coffin. All I need is for North Carolina to not win one of their two remaining games.
What's the funniest thing about this, you ask? The fact that I watched one basketball game this year. Just one. Aron and I went to an OSU vs. Michigan BB game a couple months ago. Neither of those teams are in the tourney this year. Hi-larious, my friends. Hi-freakin-larious.
Sent: Monday, March 31, 2008 9:52 AM
Subject: Fwd: Fantasy Mayhem Report for Family Brackets
-----Original Message-----From: Jeff and Robin>To: Sent: Sun, 30 Mar 2008 11:20 pmSubject:
Fw: Fantasy Mayhem Report for Family Brackets
This is the latest standings as of the end of the games today.
Here's the cliff notes:
1. Mom and Dad have been added to the list of Robin and Luke of those mathematically eliminated.
2. The victory today of Kansas and Memphis was big for Annie to move into first since I had Texas and Georgetown in the final 4 with Texas in the national championship.
3. North Carolina has to win the championship for Jeff to win the trophy. He has picked North Carolina in both the national semi final (+5) and the championship (+6). Additionally, Memphis has to lose the next game since Annie picked them to win it all.
4. If Memphis wins their next game, Annie will win because the additional 10 points will put her beyond what I can score to win. She has selected North Carolina and Memphis for the national championship, which will generate 10 more points.
5. I think this is the latest the trophy has been decided in several years. Usually, we have everyone eliminated by today.
Go Tarheels. Memphis sucks!
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, March 30, 2008 11:04 PM
Subject: Fantasy Mayhem Report for Jordan Family Brackets
1. Annie 187
2. Jeff 184
3. Ella 179
4. Aron 174
5. Kathy 170
6. Mike 162
7. Luke 109
Report Updated as of: 3/30/08 11:02 PM EST
We haven't done much lately to post about. We went and visited my friend's daughter, Natalie last week and that was fun. Other than that, it's been pretty bland at our house.
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
"Mommy, I have a 'bonky header.' Kiss it!" Translation: "Mother, I have struck my head on the table/ couch/whatever happened to be in my way at the time. Please make it better with a kiss."
"I wearing my 'big boys!' " Translation: "I'm proud that I'm wearing my Nemo/Diego/dinosaur/whatever other cool pair of underwear that happened to be in my drawer. My ego finds that pleasing."
"You stink! Poppy is a 'stinky header.' " Translation: "I claim that you stink because I think it is a term of endearment. Stinky is a positive thing to be. I love you and I use this term with great amounts of affection." This is a difficult one to explain to those not familiar with the children.
"I want 'Linny Bear!' " Translation: "My grandmother, Linda, lets me get away with murder. I would like it if she could return to our house so I may resume my reign of terror." This is typically used on Friday late afternoon/evening because Linda watches the kids while I'm working that day.
"I want 'Katiesitter' to come over." Translation: "Mother, I enjoy when our babysitter, Katie, comes over to play with us. Please, call her so you and father can go on a date. Do not return for many hours as we have much playing to do."
"You're a 'Stinko-de-Mayo.' " Translation: Uncle Jeffy came up with this funny saying. Its origin is Spanish and is a cousin to "stinky header" "Stinko-de-Myles" and "you stink." Typically, this saying is reserved only for Uncle Jeffy.
"Sharing is caring." Translation: "If you have something I want, I will proclaim that sharing is caring at which point you will be required to give me a portion of what you have no matter how much you cry/whine/throw a fit. Sharing means love--now give it up."
"I gotta 'peeps.' " Translation: No, it's not those cute little marshmallow things for Easter. It means they have to go potty.
"I hold Winkie like Daddy." Translation: I think we can all figure out what winkie is but it takes some talent to figure out that this actually means "I can go peeps standing up just like a big boy. I'm a big boy, too!"
"I need some 'girlie time' with Mom." Translation: Girls rule, boys drool. You stinky boys stay downstairs while Mommy and I go upstairs to paint our nails.
"Mommy, you're a 'good cooker.' Did you put extra 'love' in this?" Translation for good cooker: "Mother, you can rustle up some mighty tasty grub. I find it palate pleasing. Mmm, mmm, good." Translation for love: "I can taste that there is something a little extra in there. I will label it love. Little do I know that it's probably actually some sort of vegetable or extra type of nutrition that you have added to my food. I will call it love because that's what it feels like as I grow stronger."
"Vivatin." Translation: Vitamin
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Maybe he was asked to be an Associate because Les Wexner said that his work was brilliant. True story-- After viewing Aron's work, Les said Aron was brilliant.
Tuesday, March 04, 2008
Yes, I realize I'm wearing the same sweater in virtually every picture of me. It's because I only packed one sweater thinking that it would be warmer. It was cold for the first couple days and it was cold at night, thus, the multitude of sweater shots.
Sunday, March 02, 2008
This kid definitely likes to run with the big dogs. He wants to try all the things that people around him are doing. This time it was trying to hold his breath under water. He practiced holding his nose a few times but when it came to the big moment he just went for it.
On Day 2, we did a boat tour with the good folks from Eco Tours. We had quite a good time with Captain Ken as we went around the area. It was right before Ella and Luke's regular nap time so we thought we'd be ok but Luke fell asleep about 5 minutes into the 90 minute tour. He woke up in time to see the dolphin that was hanging out just a few yards away. He thought it was a shark that was going to eat him, though, so he didn't enjoy the sighting as much as we did.
Check it out--it's good stuff.
This one's excited, though! So's Baby who is sitting next to her in her own car seat.
This one looks like a seasoned traveler with a book to read.
We went to St Augustine, Florida via Skybus. For those of you who don't know of Skybus, it's a very economical way to fly out of Columbus to numerous cities. Their gimmick is that they sell you super cheap flights with none of the extras (like in-flight food, pillows, etc.). They sell the first ten seats of every flight for $10 one way then the price goes up from there. We bought our tickets really early (think July) and ended up getting our tickets for $60 for a round trip per person (a steal!!). We've had several friends that have flown Skybus so we pretty much knew what to expect. It was the first flights for the kids. I think Luke's favorite part of the trip there was riding on the shuttle van from the parking lot to the airport. He thought it was a bus and was soooooo excited to be riding on a bus. He's going to be tickled pink for his grade school years--buses all over the place! Ella had to take her new BFF (aka Baby) on the plane with us. Baby went with us to quite a few of the places in St Augustine but sometimes I enforced a strict "Baby's gotta stay at the hotel and take a nap" while the rest of us sightsee (think Annie got tired of lugging the thing around). The flight itself was fine. Nothing major happened. No meltdowns from the kids. Ella didn't really like the landing because she said the pilot was going too fast and which made it bumpy when we touched down. Who cared if it was a little bumpy 'cause
WE'RE GOING TO FLORIDA! Meanwhile, back in Ohio, they were having crazy amounts of snow.