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The Nat Pack: The super fashionable, super mod, super hip family consisting of Nat, Pete, Jakob, Brock, Troy, and Ivy. Like The Rat Pack, only younger, cuter, and not as rich or famous.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Reasons to Dance

-Brock went to the dentist for the first time. He screamed. A lot. It was kind of like when he rode the dragon ride at the fair. (Nooooo! I, don't, WAAAAAANNNNNT TOOOOO!) But then we convinced him to sit in the chair and go up and down. Then I counted his teeth for him. Then the dental hygienist started with her mirror and pick, and all of a sudden: "That feels good." He ended up doing everything but the X-rays.

-I signed Jakob up for a hip-hop class. We were originally going to have him take karate, but we're thinking the dancing thing is more down his alley right now. His first class was on Monday, and he loved it.

-We refinanced our house. It went a little like this: "Hey. How about we knock 11 years off your mortgage? Oh, and we'll also take 1.5% off the interest rate for you, too. Is that okay? And we're thinking we'll give you some cash back, which you'll use to pay off another debt you have. Also, it's only about $300 more a month, is that too much? And doing this will cut out October's house payment for you. How does that all sound?" Um, yeah. They really had to twist our arms to get us to sign the papers.

-I've found some awesome sites lately. Check 'em out: Item Not As Described, People Of Walmart (thanks, Marci!), Emails From Crazy People (mind the f-bombs), Lovely Listings, Passive-Aggressive Notes, Probably Bad News, and Awkward Family Photos. Hilarity ensues.

And here are our little dance machines getting all crazy. (Some of the sweetest moves are between 1 and 2 minutes. I wish I knew how to edit down videos.)
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11 comments:

Becky said...

Ok its official your kids are the most rockin awesome!! I love that you put him in hip hop that is the bomb diggity yo!!

Kristine said...

Haha! Love the video! I also love that you put Jakob in hip hop dance! He must get his moves from his dad :)

megan said...

What a great video!:) Jakob is SO GOOD at dancing!! I'm totally amazed:) That's cool you signed him up for hip hop. My hubby would totally kill me if I did that! LOL

megan said...

The other kids are pretty good too! I love Ivy's dance moves:)

Mindy H. said...

How fun! I think the dance class was a wise move on your part. He does have a natural talent, and there will probably be a few less fights/injuries/broken possessions with dance than with karate.

lexykay said...

oh my gosh, i laughed the ENTIRE time. my favorite is at about 38 seconds where brock has his hands on the ground and is just moving his bum in a circle. seriously, my new favorite video. totally just made my night.

Karlenn said...

That made me laugh so hard! Hahahaha! My cheeks hurt! I love when they pause at like 1:23 and then just go NUTS when the music starts up again. And I swear they all look like they're the same size. It's amazing. Jake has some pretty sweet moves. I love, love, love that he's in hip hop. He's going to be the coolest guy at all the dances. And I can't believe these little ones danced the whole freaking time! Hahaha! I wish I had that kind of energy.

Super Mom said...

Those are some great reasons to dance! I'm loving your new fluff links too. Erin started dance last week too, but not hip hop. It's creative dance- which is just right for a little uncoordinated girl who likes to dance and sing. It looks like Jakob is going to be quite the dancer!

Cheri said...

Gotta love those grandkids!! Jake is a natural and takes his dance skills pretty seriously. I was surprised at how much Brock was rocking out. He looked like he was having fun shaking his booty.

Janae said...

Love the dancing. I checked out the other sites you had listed and on items not as described, I found a picture of an old, large, grumpy man holding up a bike. I laughed so hard I cried a little bit. Maybe I am tired...but it was still just too funny!!

Ken and Patty said...

I like the backflips and the "nods." You're raising little Ushers.