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March 2008 articles

March 24, 2008

Happy Bunny Day!

Easter was officially the first holiday where Daisy seemed to "get it." We colored eggs on Saturday night - she was AMAZING and didn't get any color on anything that wasn't egg-related. We both put "SesaStweet" stickers all over the eggs (man, I am starting to really dislike that little, red, furry monster) and then put them in the refrigerator to give to Nana and Pawpaw the next day.


Mr. Easter Bunny and I decided to hide plastic eggs filled with goodies this year instead of the real deal - I can just see myself finding a missing egg six months from now... yeeesh.

Easter morning Daisy spotted one plastic egg right away, but didn't seem to think anything of it. Then her dad started telling her to keep looking - she would squeal with delight every time she found an egg. Said egg would then make its way to a pile of other "found eggs." Once she and her daddy were done hunting, she proceeded to break into the eggs, scarfing down all the chocolate goodies inside.

Caleb wasn't entirely sure what was going on, but he was pretty sure he didn't like his sister stealing from his basket...


Afterward, we all got cleaned up and went to church with Nana. Caleb got out of it this year, but like his dad said, "Enjoy it buddy, this is your one get-outta-church free card." Well, during mass, Nana noticed that there weren't enough folks to handle communion, so she hopped up to help out. DAISY FREAKED. Started crying, screaming, "Nana, nana, nana..."

I tried to make my way through all of the other good Catholics with my screaming two year old, some moved, some got moved. Eventually we made it outside where Daisy and I spent the rest of mass sitting in the truck reading a library book.

Finally, last night we had a big turkey dinner - I actually made a pretty awesome bird if I do say so myself. Of course Daisy preferred to eat gold fish and chocolate (we'll be lucky if she ever poops again) but at least Paul and Caleb enjoyed it. Bbass loved the sweet taters and seemed to enjoy the mashed taters although the texture was a bit strange.


All in all, it was a bunny-rific Easter!

I hope you and yours had just as much fun... minus the screaming in the midst of people visiting God.

Thanks as always for checking in with the Janneys!

Posted by sam at 04:42 PM in Sam rant


March 18, 2008

Taking a break from the kids in Las Vegas

Ok, ok, we haven't been very good about updating our family blog. In fact we had a naked front page for awhile - yikes! Yes, we are slackers, but slackers who are very busy these days with Sam's new job, two kids and good 'ol PJ working from home. Wait a minute, I guess that last one really isn't an excuse for lack of posting. In fact, it should prompt me to write more. Strange :)

Latest and greatest news. The kids. Both Daisy and Caleb are growing, eating and pooping like any old average kid does these days. It's the cool thing you know. Daisy broke the 25lb mark a few weeks ago, which is a big deal for the Queen of Preemies. She's also crazy tall and skinny...just like her dad was until the freshmen 15, errr 20, umm 25 occurred in college. Caleb on the other hand is just a monster of a kid. His next Dr., appt., is in April and at that time we'll find out his current weight/height. Sam and I are guessing he's pushing 25lbs himself. Our sore backs tell us that. Any over/under guesses?

As for Sam and I, we just got back from a much deserved vacation to our dessert oasis - Las Vegas. As most of you know we used to visit once, even twice a year before we had kids so it was nice to get back. We stayed at the Signature MGM Grand, which was absolutely perfect. It's smoke free, non-gaming and private. This means no crowds. A rarity in Vegas. We also took in the Phantom of the Opera at the Venetian, made numerous trips downtown and did some serious shopping.

The highlight of the trip out was our unexpected meeting with world-renowned fashion designer Michael Kors of Project Runway fame. We just happen to be cruising a new shopping area, where he has a store, and low and behold there he was. Michael was very approachable and happy to take a photo with us. Check it out...

paul michael kors sam

Yes, in the background, that's his very "fierce" store in the Palazzo. We think it also helped that both Sam and I had on our dapper dudes as he did check out what we were wearing before the photo was taken. Lastly, for the geeks out there, the photo was taken with my new phone. Not bad, eh?

Overall, just a wonderful trip out that we hope to do again soon and visit family and friends the next time out. Hope you are doing well and thanks for reading our family blog!

Posted by paul at 02:24 PM in Paul rant