2019 New Years Countdown

Edited: January 1st, 2019

Happy New Year 2019

As usual, James stayed up late to celebrate the New Year in his own inimitable way. After doing his countdown from 2018 to 2019, we heard the fireworks going off down the street and went outside to enjoy them on this relatively mild first day of January.

The news was not good for Michigan this bowl season as they suffered another second half blowout. I do not know why they look so good at home and sometimes so awful on the road or neutral sites.

Edited: January 1st, 2019

Flight of the Butterfly Hovercraft

Edited: December 26th, 2018

Christmas 2018

What a great Christmas we had this year, we did things a little different with different food, different lighting, and different decorations.  Our holiday began with visits to Grandma’s house and then Peg (at the hospital).  Our friend Dynamike the magician visited us and we watched a magic movie and exchanged gifts.  Dynamike gave James a big old box that had a smaller box, and so on and so on till he finally got to the gift, a penny for his coin collection.

This year we put the snowmen outside but did not turn on the lights in them, that way you could see the laser effect on the house much better.

Christmas day arrived and we began opening presents, all sorts of goodies, too many to name here.  We then ate and watched a Christmas movie while playing with our new toys and clothes.

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Edited: December 25th, 2018

Countdown to Christmas Vacation

James simply cannot wait till Christmas vacation and is counting down the days till it arrive. As each day passes, Christmas gets closer and closer so James changes the countdown each day to make sure its accurate.

We do not know if this is an official course or if you get any extra credit for counting down the days till Christmas accurately, but at least we are sure that James is having a good time doing it.
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Edited: December 17th, 2018

Thanksgiving 2018

What an awesome Thanksgiving we had this year, first watching the parade on TV then chowing down on Turkey and Stuffing.  We then watched the Lions lose to the Bears in the Detroit Thanksgiving Day game, a tradition which goes back to the thirties!  Later we called Uncle Don to wish him happy birthday as his birthday this year happened to fall on Thanksgiving.

The next day we visited Aunt Peg then began decorating for Christmas.

Saturday was the big game with Ohio state and, unfortunately, Ohio state won relatively easily despite the fact that Michigan was favored.

Despite the lousy football, it was a great time for the family.

Edited: November 22nd, 2018

Halloween Party 2018

Once again we hosted James Halloween Party and once again everyone enjoyed themselves at the party.  The party started at about 1:30 and ended about 7pm and had a parade a guests coming through during this time.  James had plenty of friends show up, some from Lincoln Park, some from VIP Camp, some from Annapolis, and some of our neighbors which made for a great time.  We had some new props on display trying to keep things looking fresh and keeping the surprises coming.  One of our new items was an animated Michael Myers, something Mom had wanted since she first saw it at Manuels Taco.  Also new this year were some evil toys in a box along with an evil rocking chair.  All in all a great bunch of fun.

Edited: October 27th, 2018

2018 Haunted Garage Sale

Once again we visited the haunted garage sale, this time in a new location – Canton. When we first went it was in Belleville (which is our favorite location because there was plenty of parking) then it moved to an ice rink in Wayne and finally this location. Parking was poor at best but we managed to make it in. James and Mom both found some great deals and the place had a good atmosphere. As usual there were many unusual items and a pretty good selection, however the parking is really starting to be an issue and we hope it improves as we were very lucky to get a spot and were actually about to give up. All in all a fun day as we all had fun! (more…)

Edited: September 8th, 2018

Lowes Car Show Labor Day Weekend

While shopping at the Allen Park plaza (where the old VA used to be) we ran across this unique car show that had a huge big screen TV at the center and many unique vehicles. The big screen tv was showing American Graffiti and was pretty visible despite it being daylight outside. Many official vehicles were there from Allen Park such as the police car which James really liked. Our favorite was a creepy car with a coffin in it which seemed ripe for Halloween. All in all a great start to our Labor Day weekend. (more…)

Edited: September 1st, 2018

Mothers Day 2018

Despite it being a very wet weekend with tons of rain and even some flooding in certain areas, we managed to show Mom a good time on Mothers day as we visited several antique stores, a coin shop (Mom collects half dollars) and had lunch at East Side Mario’s. James got to see Grandma as well as he dropped off a gift he had picked out for her while shopping earlier. A really great day despite the horrible wet weather, hopefully we can get back to sunny skies quickly.

Edited: May 12th, 2018