Sunday, October 4, 2009

The Skog Family Weeks in Review

Hello, We are The Skog Family, Nice to Meet You

At the end of the last Skog Family Week in Review, I left you with rainbows and promises of a better tomorrow and then dropped off the face of the Earth.  Well, we are back and what didn't kill us only made us stronger.  Once again we had the pleasure of riding the WHEEL!  OF!  SICKNESS!  I have racked my brain and tried to determine why we continue to get sick and then I remembered seeing Herms out in the cul-de-sac a few weeks ago.  Thanks for nothing, pal.

Snot + New Teeth = 0 Sleep.  I have posted pictures in the past trying to describe what it is like to share a bed with Toots.  This week I finally provide some audio.

I'm a maniac, maniac, on the floor! sound bite

Lil' J Gets a Job

Newsflash!  The economy is not doing well and we have all had to tighten up our belts and pinch some pennies.  This week we sunk to a new low when we sent Lil' J out to panhandle on the street.  You have to admit that she is the most adorable street rat since Abu.

By the way, best of luck getting that song out of your head for the rest of the day.  You are welcome.

Bedtime for Toots

I gave you audio above and now here is some video.  I blame this stubborn behavior on Wheels because she definitely didn't get it from her Taurus father.

P Goes Back to School

It's that time of year again when kids go to school so here are the obligatory First Day of School Fashion Show pictures.

P - Future Ice Skating Queen?

The Skog Family is nothing if not original.  KG only likes obscure, crappy music and there was no way we were sending P to do the usual tap dancing so we settled on Ice Skating.  Here is P, super excited to hit the ice and smiling at her mother while looking through the eyes of love.

Fine, I lied but I wasn't going to miss an opportunity to make an Ice Castles joke.  I apologize to my sisters if the above clip made them cry.  I know the only thing that made them cry harder than Ice Castles when I was growing up was the made for tv movie about Karen Carpenter.  Anyway, here is P describing what she learned at dance.

The Single Skog Ladies

There is a new 'happy' TV show that reignited the love of the Beyonce song Single Ladies in the Skog home.  I also saw recently that this song has started a craze of people uploading their kids on youtube performing this song.  The girls will listen to this song on repeat for hours and in fact I'm pretty sure they did this week.  Skye, you better put Kire on notice that the three most eligible girls in the neighborhood already are demanding diamonds and he needs to start saving up now.

1, 2, 3, Ah ah ahh

The school pictures above might have startled a few of you.  No, Toots isn't starting school because as you can see she is a prodigy and will be skipping directly to the first grade. 

Go Skog Girls, Go Skog Girls

Wheels' parents are in town and on Sunday they brought Anaiya and Trinity up to play while the adults tried to enjoy conference.  As I was listening to the Lord's Servants, my ears were drawn to the faint screams and laughter coming from the basement where an impromptu dance circle had broken out.  Nice work, ladies.

Go Go Black Princesses Update

P and Millie's soccer careers have really taken off.  They have won some games and even scored a few  goals.  Of course we don't have any evidence of these events so you'll have to take my word for it.  The skills are very evident in the clips below.

Skog Blog Scheduling Notice

If you made it this far then kudos to you.  My music updates have been sorely lacking as of late so this week is going to be the end of Summer Blowout/Fall Music Preview.  If you thought this post was long and pointless you ain't seen nothing yet.  Consider yourself warned.


Herms said...

I am not sure I followed the deriding paragraph regarding illness and my presence in the cul-de-sac, but I am glad you are healthy, and my favorite part was Pricsilla front roll and the "ouch.....OUCH!"

flanksteak said...

I just thought of a really funny idea. It just came to me out of nowhere and you should probably sit down if you are standing up because this idea is going to blow your mind. What if we had GUYS dance to that "Single Ladies" song?

Skye said...

The single ladies dance is awesome. Thanks for the condolences for Kuma. Do we still have a date for this weekend?

Corbie said...

I've been thinking all day that I would come up with a way to incorporate the quote 'love means never having to say you're sorry' from Ice Castles. Too bad it only now occurred to me that it was actually from Love Story (the movie that made me cry even harder than Ice Castles, mind you)...if loving Ali MacGraw is wrong, I don't wanna be right.

Adorabe pics and post...glad you're back.

kg said...

Herms - I don't just underline and highlight your name for leisure. There are things called 'hyperlinks' - you should check them out and maybe the paragraph will make a bit more sense.

Flanksteak - That is a great idea. What if we take it a step further though? Like we have really, really manly men dance to that song? Like football players or something? Comedy Gold!

Skye - re: the date - Let me confirm with my people and you confirm with your people and make sure it's a go.

Corbie - Good to be back and I knew my Ice Castles joke wouldn't be lost on you.

Jen said...

I'm a little late, but I made it through. Love the week in review.