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Colin and his Crew

Sweet baby Colin and his extra-cool big brother Luke had some special visitors come in town for a visit.

I just adore the amount of grandmother-pride in these pictures.

There’s a lot of love here!

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AlissaMarch 9, 2012 - 10:40 am

These are all great – but the profile pic of Jen and Collin is GORGEOUS!

Jen Tooker SpeerMarch 9, 2012 - 6:34 pm

Thanks again, loved how they all turned out. You are the best! Thanks Alissa…you are so sweet!

Who’s Bad?

Well, Parker is, of course.

It’s not that Parker likes Michael Jackson…it’s that, he really, really, really likes Michel Jackson.  It started innocently enough.  A classmate had been singing “Thriller” at school, and pbo was intrigued.  We do a lot of YouTube-ing around here, so I happily pulled up a few MJ videos for us to watch.  And then we watched them again.  And again.  And again.  I could almost feel the fascination radiate through his little man body.  Eyes were huge.  Fingers were twitching.  Toes were tapping.

He literally can’t get enough of all things Michael.  We’ve Googled, YouTubed, and Netflixed ourselves silly.  I’ve squirmed my way through answering hard-hitting questions about dangling babies, mysteriously changing skin color, Jesus Juice, the appropriateness (or not) of crotch-grabbing, and the effects of puberty on the male voice.  As far as Parker is concerned, there is no such thing as too much information.

I thought I remembered seeing a Michael Jackson dance game for the Wii, so a couple of weeks ago, we rounded up some gift cards, dipped into the piggy bank, and hit up our local Game Stop.  Parker’s after school activity hasn’t been the same since.

Now, I’ll be the first to admit that I often use Parker’s Wii-time as a bit of, ahem, Mii-time.  I hear the songs play over and over in the next room, but I haven’t really sat down to watch the action much myself.  So imagine my surprise when I asked Parker if he could do a little dance for me to record and he busted out with the following:

Folks, we’re talking complete memorization of full-fledged choreography.  And I only “let” him show me two songs worth!  The glitter-gloved bug has bitten my awesome kid, and I am ever-so-delighted to watch him scratch the resulting itch.


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JessicaMarch 1, 2012 - 8:30 pm

THESE ARE AMAZING. The knee action at about a minute into the first one had me cracking up. I planned on watching these for a few seconds each, but have to admit that his skill and dedication had me too impressed to stop.

LeanahMarch 2, 2012 - 7:13 am

Go, Parker! Don’t you just love this age? So fearless and full of confidence! I think the last time Micah’s dancing was captured on film, she was about Parker’s age. Take more vidya’s!

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