Thursday, April 22, 2010

The Skog Family Week in Review

Only about 3 weeks behind now.  Not too shabby.  Here is the Easter weekend report.  Enjoy.

Clean Friday

Good Friday Eve was spent cleaning the house for a 'reporter' that was coming on Friday morning.  We have this strange ledge in our kitchen and Wheels so bravely climbed out to do the dusting that doesn't occur there too frequently.  I would have done it but I was afraid that I weighed too much... I'm not afraid of heights.  Shut up!  No YOU are!  Let's move on.

Easter 2010

It doesn't get much better than the annual Easter egg coloring.  This year we even had a special guest appearance by Madzy Padzy and Maximus.  Sorry we hogged all of the eggs.

The Easter Bunny Delivers

Wheels' Dad came out over the weekend and brought the girls Easter baskets from Grandma Wheels and an even better present for Wheels and I that shall be featured in a later post. This video probably gets the notorious GP rating which means it is only suitable for grandparents. You've been warned.

It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Easter

The week of Easter brought some unseasonably cold weather including what was quite possibly the worst snowstorm of the year.  Because of the inclement conditions each family held their own Easter egg hunt in their homes rather than meeting for a large hunt at the park.  I do have video footage of this event but it was like a British dramatical mini series, rather lengthy and not exactly action packed.  On a side note, if we were casting the British version of Skog Blog: The Movie, Rockstar would play herself (her teeth make her an excellent candidate), Gwyneth Paltrow would play Toots (so versatile, think Dorf on Golf, wait, what?  She's not British?  Yes she is.  Next thing you are gonna tell me is that Dick Van Dyke wasn't British either.  I've seen Mary Poppins, you can't pull off that accent and not be from England...) Freddie Highmore would play Superstar (He could pull it off in drag, that kid is the best in the business).  Wheels would be Kate Winslet and I of course would be played by Colin Firth.  Toots made the best discovery of the entire hunt when she found this sippy cup in the playroom kitchen cupboard.  Awesome.  Reset the Skanky Rotten Sippy Cup counter.

The Next Survivor Immunity Challenge

After watching LDS General Conference, I've heard people say things like, "Spiritually uplifted" or "My batteries were recharged" or "Best nap ever!" Did any of these people watch conference with little children? My favorite part of these two clips is when the speaker on the TV is talking about reverence as the Skog Girls wrestle over a box of Nerds. Good times. I know I thought watching conference was very rewarding this year. My other conference highlight was at the Priesthood session when my brother in law, Utahfun, put on the greatest snoring exhibition that any chapel has ever seen. At one point my other brother in law, Herms, said, "Dude, you gotta elbow him," and I replied, "No way, I want to see how far he can take this." Kudos and hats off, UtahFun.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Breaking News!

Tax Deadline got you down? Click on the Colin and Ranie link on my blog list for an amazing story that will make your day much better.  Awesome news and I couldn't be happier for them.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

The Skog Family Week in Review

I hate starting out every blog post with "Sorry it's been awhile..." or "Time flies!" but by golly it's true.  I swear Toots' surgery seems like it was about three days ago, when in fact it's been nearly one month.  Since my last post we've had the plagues of vomit, colds, coughs and snow and I didn't even post a recap of one of the greatest March Madness Tourneys ever.  Life is crazy, my friends but we continue to fight through it.  Let's get to the review.

Toots' Thumb Recap and Report

I posted some brief recaps from Toots' thumb surgery LIVE! and EXCLUSIVE! from the hospital like a real reporter but here are a few more details.  Toots was a real trooper.  Other than the not-so-surprising vomit session she had in the car on the way home from surgery, she had no real issues.  Her thumb healed very quickly and seems to actually bend like a normal thumb.  Below is a video of the great unveiling a few days after her surgery.

An American Toots

I have mentioned to a few of you that the girls have been obsessing over An Americal Tail as of late.  It's kind of fun to have the kids watch flicks that you once enjoyed as a kid. 

Sick Superstar Is Under Quarantine

Everyone in the Skog Fam has had a bout with a sickness of some sort the past few months. If you don't think I am saving this video for when we are dragging Superstar's butt out of bed when she's 14 then you are kidding yourself.

How Wheels Spends 98% of Her Time

I often wonder how Wheels gets anything done. She spends most of her day in the kitchen begging, bribing, and fighting with the girls to get them to eat. Each child requires a different tactic - With the Rockstar we do the bait and switch - she is given something to distract her and when she opens her mouth we quickly throw a spoon in there.

At least the Rockstar also provides some quality conversation at the table. Here she is discussing healthcare reform:

Toots likes to pretend she is filming commercials:

How do we know when the Rockstar is full? This usually happens:

Wheels, you are a hero and a true warrior.

Special Delivery!  Another Special Delivery???

Another reason my updates have been coming less frequently is I had to send my laptop back to the factory for some much needed repairs. I came home from work and was excited to have my computer back.

However, the package was rejected and I'll be darned if they didn't mail me ANOTHER computer. Wacky!

Superstar Portfolio Vol. X

Since it's been awhile I needed to bring back a few gimmicks. I really like how Superstar continues to push the limits of creativity and abstract art. Mind blowing stuff, folks.

Vomit or X?

With all of the talks of vomit and other plagues I would be remiss if I didn't give you another edition of America's Favorite Gameshow.

Stay tuned for the Easter Report coming to you this Memorial Day!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Happy April, My Friends

Here is a nice little track to start off April, the greatest month of the year, courtesy of Rufus Wainwright.