Friday, December 31, 2010

Sing us a song you're the piano man...

One more day in 2010. WTF? I thought by 2011 we were supposed to be using flying cars, wearing space suits, and ordering around our robots named Rosie? Or maybe I just watched too much of The Jetsons when I was little. Either way it's still crazy that it's almost 2011.

My family had a Christmas/New Years party tonight because my brother came after Christmas, and is is going home tomorrow. Can I just warn you now, this post has NOTHING TO DO WITH BEING HEALTHY. In fact...It's quite the opposite, but I feel like this is just too good not to share.

My family likes our parties. Last year we had an Ugly Sweater Party, which was a huge success.
Cute huh? This year we decided to mix it up a bit. My dad has been telling me for a while that he wanted to buy all the little kiddie-o's harmonica's and teach them how to play the Billy Joel song, Piano Man. I don't really know why, but what isn't great about little kids performing? So, I went with it. Little did I know my dad actually purchased harmonica's for all of us and wanted us all to participate. What isn't cute about adults performing...a lot of things. You think I am kidding...I'm not. I have proof.
That's my guy. We weren't going to back down to the challenge, and nobody can say no to Papa Les, so, the Piano Man it was. Where this idea came from, I really don't know. Did I think at age 26 I'd be performing on a harmonica Von Trap family style? I did not.
 Nonetheless, there we are in all of our glory.
Next, came the doughnut on a string competition. (I told you this wasn't healthy. It gets worse.) I was glad to photograph. I'm not much of a doughnut gal. Although what do they bake them with?? The smell alone makes you want to run full force to the bakery and eat at least a dozen. Mean I tell you. Very mean.

 The competition was followed by a hot chocolate bar...
 Thank you for the sugar free hot chocolate for me mama's about the only healthy item in this post. We topped the hot chocolate with whipped cream, marshmallows, candy cane tidbits, and crushed graham crackers. It still gets worse...
We followed that up by roasting some marshmallows. These weren't your run of the mill s'mores. No sir. We like to mix it up...Reeses, cookies and cream bars, and milk chocolate; with strawberry, caramel, and regular marshmallows. Try it. (Except don't tell anyone I told you to.) I did however tell you that it got worse. You were warned.
 I made my nephew a PB cup s'more with a caramel marshmallow. It looked tasty if I do say so myself.
We then sent the babes to bed and spent the next hour and a half playing a game called Word On The Street. It is an amazingly fun game. We are all so competitive that we all just want to keep playing so nobody ends on the losing note. The whole night was so much fun. I feel like I need to go run like 50 miles.
That was definitely the least healthy post in Muncher Cruncher History, but you know what? I firmly believe that healthy relationships you have, and laughter is one of the biggest parts of having a healthy lifestyle. If you don't have the people you love, why does it matter if you can run for 5 hours at an insane speed, or look smokin' in a swimsuit. It doesn't. People are what matter. We should aim to be healthy for the people that we have in our lives.

Did you not believe me about this whole post? That an entire family would actually subject themselves to this type of public humiliation. Here's proof. Embarrassing, ear shattering, proof.
Told you...Oh, how I love my family. They are the best.
Do you do ridiculous things with your family, or is that just me? I hope you do because it's the best part of life. How do you feel about the smore's combo's? Do you know how to play the harmonica? I sure don't. As was made clear in the video...but does anyone really know how to play the harmonica? I mean come on...


Abby said...

Hey, thanks for visiting my blog! Your family sounds AWESOME!! And oh my, I'm not a big smores fan, but those looked good!

I can't believe it's almost 2011 either. Last night I was playing on my iphone and my kids were playing on their ipods face timing their cousins and we were talking about how far things HAVE come, I can only imagine what we will be doing in another 10 years.

Shannon said...

Honda actually made and is perfecting a robot called ASIMO. Why they didn't name it Rosie I do not know.

I think the combo s'mores look delicious!

Slomohusky said...

too fun! fun Family and cute! Happy New Year!!!

Rochelle said...

Love the harmonica playing! Looks like my kind of night with all the food!!
My family is a huge game playing family...we play everything under the sun - new fav this holiday season - Quelf!

Nicole said...

Looks like you had so much fun with your family! I love that you have such a healthy attitude about food, and it all looks delicious. Happy (almost) new year!

Kate said...


Can your family adopt me? They are so awesome!!!
I would dominate that doughnut contest by the way! I would take home the medal. (is there a medal?) There should be.

I will practice my billy joel so I can impress them when they sign my adoption papers. New years resolution: Learn 'Pianoman'

Allie said...

that s'more looks out of this world!
Love the "healthy relationships are part of a healthy lifestyle"- well said!Your family looks so fun :-)

The Hungry Runner Girl said...

Oh my goodness!! I loved the video! Your family is the cutest ever and I absolutely want that smore so bad!