nico was not up for singing, he played the shy card!!
the 'clown' of the show!
Our power went out for TWO hours last night. luckily it was still light outside, so we didn't really need candles and flashlights in the main part of the house. our first mission was to get prepared for an all night outage, so we scavenged up all the flashlights and candles just in case. next we set up a BIG picnic blanket in the family room and ordered pizza for a 'pizza picnic'. We then grabbed our flashlights to go on a kitten hunt. this was fun because the basement (where we are keeping the cats for now) is pitch black. we found those silly kittens in the most interesting spots, not where they were supposed to be. two little munchkins apparently left the basement door open and let the cats roam free. once our hunt was over i wasn't sure what to do next. i knew they wouldn't go for bedtime since it was only about 7 at night and the pool had to be closed because of the thunder (no rain). so i quickly suggested family music night. the kids were ready and turned it into american idol of course. it was fun to see them make up songs and dance together and fight over who's turn it was. Jakob finally stepped in and took over the role of host and then decided for himself who would be next to 'perform'. we had so much fun. unfortunately my camera was not willing to fully cooperate and i got some very pixally pictures. but you can get the idea of the fun we had anyways.