Saturday, December 24, 2011

New clothes

Will and Xan in their Christmas finery from Aunt Jill and Uncle Luke.

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Friday, December 23, 2011

The kids on Patrol

The kids are huge fans of the credit union's new marketing campaign.

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Sunday, December 18, 2011

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Xan's Christmas show

Xan's class ( and the class next door) had a Christmas program yesterday morning, and I was able to get some of it on video. I've uploaded it to YouTube - just click the links below.

Christmas came early

Since we are going to be Illinois for Christmas, the kids were worried Santa wouldn't find them. Well, he found them... A week early. Santa left their gifts with a note explaining how Mom emailed him to explain the situation. The each got what they had asked for: Legos or Xan and a bike for Will.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Some more MATSG-21 Party photos

The official photos from the MATSG-21 Christmas Party were published to the web... here you go:

Dental work

Xan has two cavities, and the first one got filled today. He did very well. Rodney said there was no mental trauma at all. The next one gets filled Dec. 19.

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Thursday, December 08, 2011

Will's new glasses

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Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Grad Night

I organized a no-host dinner get together at a local restaurant Saturday night for the Comm Arts Grad students. Here are some photos of my fellow classmates.

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Holidays USMC style ...

With Rodney in Illinois with his family, it was up to Grandma Nancy and I to take the boys to Rodney's facility's holiday party Friday night. It was fun. Here are the pics:

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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Peggy's boys

Grandma Peggy got her birthday present a few days early. And it looks like she likes them.

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Sunday, November 27, 2011

Decorations are up...

In true Kasal tradition, the holiday decorations went up this weekend. Rodney and the boys took care of the outside while I took care of the inside (with some help from the boys as they put their own ornaments on the tree) on Saturday. 

So the kids have created somewhat of a Christmas list as they walked through Sam's Club this weekend. Also, we took a trip to Game Stop. Here is what was mentioned:

Movies: The most recent Pirates of the Caribbean (actually, we don't own any of them), the new release of The Lion King, Pixar short films
Wii games: Mario Cart, Pokemon
DS games: Spongebob, Mario Cart
Other items: Lego sets (Ninjago are popular and they haven't collected too many of these), iPad

For Will: Diary of a Whimpy kids books 2,3,4, and 5.
For Xan: MXS race track (see photo)

The boys also tried out the DS 3D, but neither saw the value (thank goodness - it requires a different kind of games!).

What was not mentioned was clothing. Here is info from a post from earlier this fall:

Will is in a size 12 slim jean. Old Navy seems to fit him the best and don't shrink up as bad as other brands. Do not by loose-fitting jeans, they just bag up. Will would love some long pants, jeans and cargos. He is a 10/12 in shirts and could really use some nice long sleeve, button-down and polo shirts. He is drowning in long sleeved tees. His shoe size is 6.5 mens.

Xan is in a size 7 SLIM jean. And I mean slim. Old Navy seems to fit him best, also, for the same reason as Will. This are pretty baggy on him already, since he is a twig, but the length is great. He is fine on pants. Actually, he is fine on everything because we have a bunch of Will's hand-me-downs. The only thing he might need in the pants area is one or two pairs of jeans for school. We have some new ones, but the hand-me-downs from Will have holes in the knees - that was Will's sliding-across-the-floor-on-his-knees stage in life. But shirts (he's a size 6), PJs, etc., he is just fine. He is a size 13 in shoes.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Thanksgiving 2011

Mom refused to smile because of a puffy face from a bad tooth, but other than that, we're a pretty happy bunch. Thank you to mom for cooking dinner for us and I was happy to use my a few of my new family heirlooms:  From G.G., the Thanksgiving tablecloth and the silver from Mom.