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Wednesday, August 19, 2009


Last night, my sister, Cathy(she's on the left in the picture) and her husband Frank, went out to celebrate their first year wedding anniversary with a steak dinner at Hank's Smokehouse. They went out now since he will be working on their actual anniversary date. I thought it would be a great present if they could enjoy the evening and then go out to a movie, Flotzie's for ice cream, or something, and not have to worry about the kids, so Skippy and I said we would keep them overnight.

We had brown sugar sloppy joe's and french fries for dinner. We were going to have Dippin' Dot's for dessert but I forgot Skippy had Praise & Worship practice and he needed the car. So, they had chocolate truffles instead. Am I "The Aunt" or what? LOL

After that, they went swimming, played Barbie's, and then a couple of games on the Wii. That's when the evening took a turn for the worse. Kiddo hooked up the Wii and put it on the entertainment center to keep it up off the floor. Our dog, Paws, is old and blind, and sometimes will trip over Kiddo's things on the floor, and sometimes, she can't get to the door fast enough and leaves a little big puddle on the floor. I didn't want the Wii to be renamed the Wee Wee!

Well, to make a long story short, "someone" was not beating a certain part of the game and he got mad, and yanked the controller cord, thereby pulling the Wii off the shelf where it came crashing to the floor. It didn't come apart, but it did push the on/off switch in, making it impossible to turn off....BUT....Skippy, being the techno genious that he is, FIXED THE SWITCH! WAHOO, MY SKIPPY MAN!!!!

Even though my husband fixed the game system, Nemo was still so upset, that he had to go home. Then after my sister came to pick HIM up, Boog decided to go home as well. :> ( I hope Nemo learned a very important lesson today about what can happen when you are angry and have a fit. It could have easily been an very EXPENSIVE lesson to learn

I must say though, we did have fun while it lasted. Perhaps next time there will be a little less adventure!


Sally said...

Oh my gosh I just LOVE your sisters first anniversary shot...very artsy!! What are brown sugar sloppy joes?? Sounds good!!

E @ Scottsville said...

Goodness, I'm glad your Wii survived. Those things are NOT cheap!!!

Have a great weekend... it's almost FRIDAY!

Mocha Momma said...

Sounds like a fun time was planned. I'm glad the WII survived and Skippy could fix it.

Hopefully your nephew did learn a lesson and that he'll get some help with the anger.

You sure tried, Auntie! Good job!!