Wednesday, March 17, 2010

March Madness

If you ask me, March Madness is the second most important holiday for the Skog Family.  If you ask Wheels  her thoughts on the tournament she might curse at you, laugh or punch you in the jaw.  Depends on the day.  I pondered writing a "How To Win Your Bracket Pool" column but decided against it after this year's fantasy football debacle.  In its place and in order to get Wheels and everyone else in the March Madness spirit, here are some videos.  Within these clips you may or may not be able to figure out which team I have picked to win it all this year.  In fact, you might even be able to discover my final TWO teams.  Crazy!!!  Do your best detective work and I think you can decipher this DaVinci Code.  I believe in you.  I hope everyone enjoys their days off of work Thursday and Friday and watches plenty of games... wait, what?  Some people have to work on Thursday and Friday?  I'm sorry.  Enjoy these clips anyway my friends.

Toots No Longer Wants to Hold Your Hand.

Surgery was successful and uneventful. Just hanging out in recovery now. Thanks for the well wishes.

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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Toots Wants to Hold Your Hand

Sometime in December, Wheels was comforting Toots after a tripping incident and noticed that her hand seemed out of whack.***  We took her to the pediatrician who diagnosed her as having trigger thumb on her right hand, which is a condition that doesn't allow the thumb to completely straighten.  After meeting with an orthopedic surgeon we decided that surgery was the best fix for her condition.  Wheels discovered last night that our neighbor's son, the infamous Kire of the Skog Sister Love Triangle fame, had a trigger finger surgery when he was one year old and he bounced back very quickly which gave us some peace of mind.  IRregardless, it's never fun to see your little one go under the knife, so please keep her in your thoughts and prayers tomorrow morning.

*** Not an Actual Photo. Possibly Exaggerated for Dramatic Effect.

Monday, March 15, 2010

The Skog Family Week in Review

Sorry for the delay. I realize the Rockstar Birthday Teaser has been up for quite awhile. I had some technical difficulties but I am finally back in business. To quickly fill you in on what has happened since I posted the teaser, the Lil' Rockstar is now 18. Lbs? Nope. 18 years old. She is enjoying choir and the debate team at the local high school. Toots is a freshman at the local University studying Holography and Superstar is engaged to be married this Summer. Crazy how time flies. So how did we get here? Well, please join me on a trip back in time to the Lil' Rockstar's first birthday...

Lil' Rockstar and Her Pal Baby Lambchop

Before the festivities the Lil' Rockstar got to spend some quality time with her cousin and pal, Baby Lampchop, daughter of Flanksteak. As previously stated, I defy any of you to find a more adorable couple. I really hope they can develop their friendship even though her parents have decided to live so very far away...

Lil' Rockstar Turns 1

I was surprised at how dainty the Lil' Rockstar decided to eat her cake. Very un-rockstar-like behavior.

Lil' Rockstar has never had much of a sweet tooth. Because of this, once she polished off a good portion of her cake and frosting she turned into The Great Cornholio. She spazzed out until she finally passed out later that night.

The Skog Girls vs. The Most Annoying Toy in the World

We allowed Superstar and Toots to pick out a present for Rockstar and it seemed innocent enough in the package. However, once we got it loaded with batteries we realized that we had made a huge mistake.  This table is like the Devil Offspring of Sesame Street and the Budweiser Frogs.  If the Rockstar didn't enjoy it so much it would be on the curb awaiting the garbage truck.

The Hangover Starring the Lil' Rockstar

To be honest I'm not sure what the crap this video is.  I think the Rockstar was a bit hungover from the previous night's sugar high and apparently Wheels says something that her siblings will find humorous.

The Superstar Has a Secret...

When I saw this clip I was afraid that Superstar was falling victim to some sort of Mugatu-esque Disney brainwashing.  By the end I was glad to see that she was just fine.  Be sure to watch the clip to the finish.  It's worth it.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

The Skog Family Week in Review - Teaser

One year ago The Skog Blog should have used the tagline "All Rockstar, All the Time." Whether you can believe it or not, the Lil' Rockstar turned one this week so this edition of The Skog Family Week in Review will be very Rockstar-centric. I had some technical difficulties last night with the videos, etc and will try again tonight.  For now, I offer up a teaser because the pics below should not be withheld from the world any longer...

Lil' Rockstar and Her Pal, Baby Lambchop

Lil' Rockstar got to spend some quality time with her new pal, Baby Lambchop, daughter of Flanksteak.  These pictures come with a warning - Do NOT look at them if you have a strange fear of all things adorable.  I think whenever somebody hence forth uses words like "Puppies" or "Ice cream" to describe cute or sweet things they need to be replaced with "Pics of Rockstar and Lambchop."