Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Welcome to the Family!!!

As most of you already know Andrea and Vincent Argondizzo were married on Valentines day. February 14, 2009 in Las Vegas.
We are so happy for them and wanted to welcome Vinnie into the Stearman Family. We are so glad that you guys are happy and so in love.

We wish you all the best! And Vinnie WELCOME TO THE FAMILY!!!

Cereal Box Fort

The weather in Virginia has been frightful, and the kids . . . not so delightful.
Since the weather here has been bone chilling cold, which makes it hard to stay out for long periods of time. We decided it was a great time to pull all of our cereal boxes from the attic and build a cereal box fort. We saw the idea in Family Fun magazine last year, and thought it would be a fun project for a day just like that one.
We used a glue gun to stick the boxes together. The fort has 3 sides and the front opening, plenty of look outs to keep an eye out for the enemy, but no roof yet. It's big enough for both kids to chill out inside.
According to the kids, we have somewhere between 50 and 70 boxes. No we don't eat that much cold cereal for breakfast, my kids usually get a hot, healthy breakfast. We do, however, like to eat it for dessert. YUM!


We went on a science field trip to Wonderworks a couple weeks ago. It was so awesome. Todd and I had as much fun as Gabriel and Cali did.

The whole concept behind Wonderworks is that it started out as a top secret laboratory on a remote island in the Bermuda Triangle. In an attempt to harness the power of a man made tonado, the experiment went terribly wrong and the whole building was torn off its foundation and landed upside down in the heart of Tennessee.

Inside the lobby, everything is upside down. If you look up, you see the floor and front door upside down. You have to go through an inversion tunnel so that, you too, can be upside down.
Once inverted, you can stand in the middle of 65 mph hurricane force winds, sit at a table and experience a 6.5 earthquake, lay on a bed of real nails, scale a rock wall, feel how cold the water temperature was when the Titanic went down, or have your brain waves read. That's just 1/4 of the first floor. We were in there for 3 hours and still didn't do it all. Every 'experiment' had an explanation next to it; the how and whys of it all. If anyone ever comes to the east coast, I highly recommend going. (There are more pictures on

Love to all,

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Happy Birthday Cole!

Cole turned five yesterday! He had a great Birthday! We took him and 3 friends to the Classic Fun Center where they have a Pirates Cove and Bounce Houses, Roller Skating and video games. It was in the early afternoon so we were the only people there! It was really nice. Then Tank took him to a Jazz game and he got to go on the court and meet the Jazz Bear and a few players. I will post more pics when I get them up!! Happy Birthday Cole we love you!!!