Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Final Olympic Analysis

What can we see? It's clear. Russia cheated. And most likely Canada and Norway.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Conversations with Vittoria

At kindergarten you have to clip up or clip down. At kindercare, they just yell at you. That's why I like kindercare. 

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

The Olympics Part 2

UPDATE 20-Feb-14 7:48

Original post 18-Feb-14

It's really quite the race! And other analysts don't tell you the full story. Only $156.75 separate first and second place! 0.000504939%! You don't get that type of review other places, people. $1,355.50 separate third and fourth. About 1%. Poland isn't in the top ten but has four medals, 100% GOLD.

The top there countries have won 27% of the total prize money. Include the US and it is 36%

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Converstations with Vittoria

V: "Dad, I counted to a billion."
Me:  "Really?  By ones?"
V: "No, by numbers."
Me: "How long did it take you?"
V: "About a minute or an hour and a half."

Sunday, February 09, 2014

Maja 6 month pics

We got Maja's 6 month pictures taken today... we made a bit of a tribute to Rhoda's knitting out of the day. :) 

Saturday, February 08, 2014

Do you want to build an igloo

The Olympics

Not only do I love the weather but now I love the Olympics and can talk about my obsession there as well.  There is always the age old debate, what is more important, total medals or most golds? I have figured out the way to balance that out. Prize money and medal value wins. Using this calculation we can see who really is the best. I think I'll update this post regularly.

14-Feb-14 15:55

A lot of action since my last update. I'm not going to lie and say I wasn't getting frustrated that the U.S. wasn't stomping the competition. But the sweep changed all that!

We also have some interesting changes in prize money. U.S. and Norway are tied for second. Germany is in the lead, though some sources would have you believe they are sixth. Poland got her second gold.

Nine days left!

10-Feb-14 21:48
Canada is in the lead!

There was an error in my previous calculation. Cell error in Excel. I'll leave the posts, but just know while I think the places are correct, not by that amount.

9-Feb-14 10:40

I'm not sure how long I'll keep all countries that earn medals. We have quite a few additions and the graph is getting quite crowded. Russia finally medaled. Also Britain and Italy.

8-Feb-14 15:22

8-Feb-14 14:10pm
1.  Norway $76,458.25
2.  Netherlands $50,829.25
3.  USA! USA! USA! $25,566

Maybe it will brighten your day. 

Friday, February 07, 2014

Wednesday, February 05, 2014


I'm obsessed with it. Michigan is finally warmer than Colorado! 
Not Ouagadougou 

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Monday, February 03, 2014

Super Bowl Party

We partied. Mary Kay made jalapeƱo popper dip.

She made it to look like a football and used string cheese for the laces. She was so tickled. I really wish this photo would have turned out better because she was so excited. Unfortunately I took all of these with my phone so none of them turned out very well. But I wanted to share them anyway.

We decorated.

And put on our Bronco gear.

I made a king cake! We put in fuse beads for the baby that were orange and blue.

In orange and blue...

Again, not such a great photo. But neither was the game. :(

Saturday, February 01, 2014

Mary learns to drum

Very exciting. First lesson today.