Sunday, December 28, 2008

LOOK OUT!!!!!!


Tuesday, December 23, 2008

I am stuck in this place 2 days before Christmas!!!

But, Santa heard and he came to see me with some new toys!!! Also no worries this is just a no big deal 24 hour eeg test that has to be video taped I look way worse than it really is I will be home later today. But man am I Bored.............................................
ps lovin the turbin these people made me wear!

Friday, December 19, 2008

BRRRRRR Its Cold Outside!

but it doesnt stop us!!!!! Anxiously awaiting Santa's arrival next week!!!!!
T. & J.C.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Wednesday, December 10, 2008


We are so excited for Christmas, Last weekend we had our first celebration at Mama and Papa Shiremans Soooooomuch fun!!!!! This is Great mama and mommy at Christmas.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Long time no blog sorry

Been pretty busy with life promise to do better over the holidays------Everyone is good and we're getting excited for the Christmas Festivities so stay posted!

OK now I tell ya you never know who you will meet at our house next look who stopped by the other day
Cue the music:
........................................."LET"S GET PHYSICAL PHYSICAL......Let me hear you body talk"

Its Jaycie as Ms Fonda:

Notice the stud walls in the basement.......we are happy to report those are now gone as well..........we'll have a remodel update real soon.


the coonkids

Monday, October 27, 2008


Hi everyone Daddy is coming home this weekend and we are celebrating at our house Saturday night with a "not so scarry" halloween weiner roast! Everyone is invited just let us know if you can make it by e-mail or call 309 212 1943. Costumes are highly recommended I know the Coonkids will have theres on for one last blast! Would love to see everybody there!!!
Love us

Ps. the fire will start burning around 6 pm!

We can accomodate for several but, also Mclean has a Super 8 with an indoor pool just 10 miles away right off 55 or Bloomington which is 5 minutes away has anything you want! Let me know if you need further info or want to stay!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

what we've been up to

Tucker waiting on a tram to see the farm at Papa Charlie's this weekend he was in the height of his glory with tractors working everywhere.

Jaycie Claire waiting on MaMa Debbie to pick her up for a Disney show and weekend in the quad cities

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Getting with the times

Have you seen these????? Its the new way to learn.

Tucker's elementary is out with the black boards, chalkboards, and dry erase boards and in with each classrooms own "smartboards" thats right Tucker will be learning in the classroom with the latest technology by next spring. These are touch boards that are ran from the teachers computer and the next step is to have a screen at each childs desk so they can interactively learn from their seats just by touching their screens and answering questions-------wow blow me away. Really glad we are working with he and Jaycie already on using the computer my little geniuses with be using them daily!

We have a school district that is needless to say in very good shape financially (thanx tax guy) and in cooperation with U of I so we will be a pilot school for this for others but it may be headed to your school next! We were notified of them this week and they will be electronically hooked up hopefully over the winter break. They are hoping to hold a demo for all us old fogie parents soon after that. How Cool Go Heyworth elementary!!!!

Sunday, October 05, 2008


A scene in the living room this past week---------Yes they really are each others best friends-----even though they do a pretty good job of hiding that fact most days!

Sunday, September 28, 2008

It's tough being a princess...............

........................but, if the crown fits!!!!
HRH Abigail Sue (aka cinderella) celebrated her 3rd birthday over the weekend at g'ma&pa shiremans castle! We ate drank and were very merry. It was a celebration fit for a princess! Snow White and Jasmine even came to help cinderella celebrate!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Our first Routine!

Well Marsha and greg did it so did Monica and Ross so its our turn click above to see what the Coonkids can do!!!

Friday, September 19, 2008

Out of the Mouths of babes

OK this is mommy taking over the blog to vent the frustrating week I have had. First, and most importantly everyone is totally OK and no I didn't make any of the following up and you'll see how I got the blog title later.
HERE IT GOES..........


arrive home from Branson decided to mow our 8 foot high yard thanks to being gone and the rain IKE brought, as soon as, Tucker gets home from school and Jaycie napped (sidenote yes Tucker does ride the mower with me and drives, hey I did it as a kid and look at me i'm fine!) So Tucker hops off the bus and comes running up the road to get on the mower with me and we begin mowing the jungle....Anyway we have lived at beautiful Justin Dr for over a year now and pretty much nobody is ever outside around us because no body lives up here but, on this particularly beautiful day in September that I decide to mow, I would say with the 2 houses going up next to us about 12 men were outside doing various work from laying gas lines to laying bricks and Tucker and I proceeded to mow the yard. no big deal. When first pass across the front lawn out of no where the mower decides it can't take it anymore and it lets the biggest exploding fart I have ever heard proceeded by a billowing plume of black smoke so theres no denying where the sound came from, to which all dozen of the men around turned to look at me and see what the "H" had just happened. Well I take that back it took the gas guy a few seconds to first send up a prayer thanking God it was not the line he was working on that had caused the explosion. Anyway after everyone saw we were alright, that it wasn't due to the gas guy, and we weren't under attack, they all got a big laugh at my expense and I realized I will no longer be stepping out my front door until the 2 houses are finished due to the soon to go down in Coon family history "lawn mower incident"!
I then soon learned I had "blown a piston mam, and the gear shaft she don't look good has your husband checked the oil lately?" "uhhhhh no but, I have" that threw him for a curve ball but, sadly explained everything to him at the same time (still from the women can't do a mans job think tank and thinks I ruined my husbands mower by the way, thanks "dirty guy" that ran up the hill to check on me) So basically, for the rest of the fall I am just going to direct people to my house as the one with the big bowling alley strip mowed out across the front yard and a big black spot at the end of it! "can't miss it" All while only stepping out the door to get the mail late at night when everyone has gone home. And to the dozen men who turned to look don't worry us dumb farm girls don't mow our lawn we just blow the grass up at the roots.....lasts longer that you can quit talking errr laughing about me now because I meant for it all to happen, yeah thats my story and I'm stickin to it.

OK next thing


Kids have become tired of each other all ready and the fighting after not seeing each other for a week resumes in less than 24 hours! So I decide I have got to do something before I go crazy and it was the laundry from the trip and I needed laundry soap so, I put the monsters in the SUV and head to the Heyworth Dollar General for a quick bottle of Tide that ended up costing me $253 and an earful. yes thats right $253.........$3 for the Tide and $250 to our deductable! (earful comes in later)You see in Heyworth people don't believe in parking lot lines I have learned and randomly park their cars in the middle of the lot I was in the front row "put her in reverse" got distracted yelling at my fighting kids to stop fighting and nailed the lone unoccupied parking lot car!
Now, heres the part where I earned my see absolutely no one was around or saw what I had just done, I mean its Heyworth they were all downtown talking about the day after school let out right now, and I couldn't see any "bad" damage on the other car and I could have very easily went on my own merry way and played the "did I do that???" stupid card but, I didn't, I did the right thing and unloaded the fighting monsters(who were dead silent now) and went into the dollar general and asked who the lone 1982 buick regal belonged to and of course it was (because I didn't know her name at the moment so I made one up in my mind when I saw her) "Bertha", (sigh)
Ok Here's where my earful I bought comes in
"mam I am so sorry but, I have just backed into your car and it looks like I have scratched it and cracked your light I want to give you my insurance information and get yours to take care of it"
(still surrounded by a plume of smoke from her last cigarette break): "awwww s*#t I've had a h*&L of a week what the h#$L were you doing?" proceeds to march out to the car.....I follow with the kids (still completely silent with eyes the size of silver dollars taking this whole thing in and probably thinking "dude mom you should have just put'er in gear and floored it outta here") all the while hearing why I was dumber than the dumbest idiot she has ever met and should have never been given a license if I can't even back out of a parking lot, right along with every cuss word known to man at least 3 times! (sidenote: the kids were terrified of this lady at this point and absolutely silent and trying to stay out of sight so she wouldn't direct her smoke at them) Well, long story short she lit a cigarette and calmed down enought to give me her info. and I gave her mine and left.
And so now, that I can't go out in my yard for the next forseeable future due to the "lawn mower incident" on Wednesday and the guys working on the houses, I can also no longer show my face in dollar general uptown when I see the dredded 1982 buick with a broken headlight in the middle of the lot or "Bertha" might decide to kick my a$$ this time. This is a problem when you live in a small town because that basically leaves me with visiting IGA and the Legion all winter.

Now too today FRIDAY and how I got the title of this blog:

My sweet little 2 year old girl (along with her brother) has not stopped talking about "the mower incident" but, especially the "Wreck" we had (including Bertha who they think is going to yell at Mommy again if we ever go back to dollar general) and first chance she got she had to tell her daddy about it heres how that went:

Jaycie: "mommy wreck"

Daddy: "Really are ya ok did it scare you?"

Jayce: "No, I not ok I hurt my neck!"


Great now I am waiting for the lawsuit papers from my 2 year old daughter for giving her whiplash. You can't make this stuff up!
oh but it gets better

You see I have fast learned that when you send your child to school nothing that "happens in the family stays in the family" it goes right out the front door and on the bus with them
so this is too Tuckers bus driver and his Teachers 1)no the mower didn't really "blow up" and 2) it wasn't a "wreck" per say just a little ding in the parking lot and 3)I'm sorry about all the colorful new words Tucker learned this week but,blame Bertha for that not me. So don't call me about it!

Well this is for all to enjoy at my expense, all of Heyworth is talking about the crazy lady, "who doesn't check her lawn mower oil right", up on the hill at Justin Dr. figured you might as well get some enjoyment from it too.

Papa Randy told me things come in 3's so, if thats true stay tuned for the third installment, I have no shame at this point, I will share it with you as well.

Staying inside the house all Weekend,
The Coonkids Mommy

The annual "hillbilly" trip

Hi all were back and had a great time in the stix of MO!!!!

Saw Noah Musical and really got to sit in the ark surrounded by 2X2 animals!

Road a train and almost got robbed

flew in a butterfly!

did our part to help the economy by shopping til we dropped

Had an awesome time for the 3rd year in a row just the girls!

Tucker had a great time too with mama Debbie and Baby Nathan and everybody else!!! Thanx again Mama Deb!!!!!

Thursday, September 18, 2008


Its official I am in training.........potty training that is and I officially put some wet stuff in the bowl tonight.........YEAH ME I think Tucker was more impressed than I was he sat with me until I went and then brought me some M&M's as a treat.....we'll keep you posted on how this story develops. But, for tonight GO ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(yes that is my M&M prize all over my face.......I'm messy and I just can't help it)

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

The Girls are skipping Town in 2 Days!

Wanted to leave you with 2 recent pics of us------we (jaycie claire and mommy) are on our way to our annual fall trip to MO in 2 days and with so much to do probably won't blog until we are back! We are going with MaMa Pam, aunt C., and Abby so excited and can't wait! Tucker is staying here with MaMa Debbie so he doesn't miss any school he doesn't mind he would much rather have his grandma all to himself to spoil him than spend a week with a bunch of girls doing girly things. So we will see ya when we see ya! PS booooooooooo Ike and stay away! Will have to find internet access in MO to keep our eye on him! Hugs, US

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Coon Cousins






Wednesday, September 03, 2008

My first day of school season #2

thats right I am back to school and happy as a clam...........I love being a heyworth hornet!!!!!

labor day with Nathan

Some pics from our weekend with cousin Nathan

Tuesday, September 02, 2008


Hi its Jaycie CLaire I just reminded mommy that she has not put my new "breadstix" (gymnastics) haircut up on the blog yet. Daddy took me when he was home and convinced mom to do it now we love it. I am totally into "breadstix" since mommy tivo'd them and I watch shuan almost everyday. I took classes when I was 1 and remember a little bit. My makeshift aperratice at the moment is the kitchen table which I can do all kinds of uneven bar tricks on I am also working on balance beam moves that I have corriagraphed all by myself. I think we are going back to bloomington on Fridays for gymnastics again starting in October so I can learn the "safe" way to do all these tricks I have. Well keeping mom on her toes as usually Love Jaycie Claire, US olympic team 2020!

PS I will have "breadstix"pics up real soon too!

WW2 Ship

We loaded up the car and went to G'ma & 'pa Coon's house in the

quad cities this weekend.

They had a house full we even took g'ma Pam with us so mommy could car shop and she could visit some real garden nurseries. Jill Todd & Nathan came to along with Dan Kristi Grant Luke and Wes gudeman man it was busy!!! but, a ton of fun!

While we were there a WW2 ship was docked on the Mississippi and everybody but mama pam and Jaycie went and toured. Talk about cool it was quite an experience for all 5 of us little boys! You can not believe how all of those men lived on their way to the beaches of Normandy! We also saw a parachute the size of our house that they used to drop the tanks on the beach. I got to see where the enlisted guys slept which was rope cots stacked 4 high on all sides of the room with about 2 feet in between the top and bottom of each cot. Grant put on a helmet that the men wore during battle. I also got to see an ambulance that was used that was on board as well. The guns where huge and had 2 seats on them for 2 guys to load and fire at the same time.

The enlisted men had no shower the officers had about 1 shower per 15 beds and of course the captain did have his own shower. On the beach of the river, they had an amphibious vehicle that was a boat in the water and had wheels for when they got to the beach.

I am taking the pictures to school tomorrow to show all the kids. Yes thats right today was my first day of school I will have more on that and pictures in the next post!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Gearing up for school

Well we'e down to the final days of summer in the coon household Tucker goes in for a meeting with his teacher and to take in his supplies next Wednesday and starts school the following Tuesday. He will go afternoons everyday at Heyworth Elementary. He is so excited he loves school and especially his daily bus ride. Its funny to ride around town with him he knows who lives everywhere after his year of bus riding. He should be the official Heyworth tour guide!
What you see in the picture is a great big school supply,thats right the Coonkids have their own computer and they loooooove it. They have a couple of preschool games they play all the time but,really love visiting everyday. Tucker has been using computers in school everyday for the past year and boy can you tell its amazing what he can do on them and the great hand eye mouse control he has.
I am starting Jaycie on it already for just those reasons the computer is like the pencil in schools these days! She can get her carebears balloon numbers game going now all by herself from the desktop. When she wakes up the first thing she asks to do is play her "oomputer" The coonkids also got a webcam and loooooove talking to grandma pam and actually seeing her they would love to have more people to call. If you have a web cam and want to call us download for free and call us for free on the computer. Our i.d. is currently amy coon 1 but, they will soon have their own i.d. which will be Coonkids I',m hoping we'll keep you up to date on that.
Daddy will be home over the weekend and he is getting mommy's old laptop, thats right she now has a pink laptop, back with him so we will go out and get him a webcam for that computer to that way he and the kids can see each other everyday! Well hope you are finding things to do with this rainy IL weather we are its called "computer nerding"

Monday, August 18, 2008

enjoying the last days of summer 08

jaycie Claire can swim all over the pool by herself!!!! After she gets major air jumping in off the side if you get a chance you have to see it to believe it. Hey isn't that the guy for CHIPS?????? No its Tucker and his entourage lookin to make some waves and splash the girls in mama's pool!

Mommys messing with photoshop

THought this was so cool its the "old paper" effect on the picture I uploaded the other day

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Their not mad at us anymore

Wow the "blog gods" actually let mommy put a pic on tonight. We ticked them off somehow and they haven't let us do that in quite some time. Not much going on Tucker is with g'ma Deb for the week and Mommy and Jaycie Claire are working outside in this awesome weather. these pictures are of me in my "jessie" get up (toystory 2) I'm into her right now! enjoy.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Daddy's Home!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This will be real short and sweet as we are running around trying to get a lot done before daddy heads back to TX but, here are the weeks highlights---------THe jeep was a huge hit daddy was sooooooo surprised and loves his new toy! Uncle Jim turned the big 5 0 on Wednesday and mommy and daddy went out with him to celebrate while g'ma Debbie spent the night with us. The last one is of Jaycie Claire and her new big girl saying " it's just water--its no big deal" We have had issues with being scared of the rain but, now she just says that over and over the entire time its raining you can even hear her telling her animals and babies that when she is in the crib! Its so cute. Tucker finished his second week of summer school one more left and its back to the real deal. We had a great flamingo fridays last night with the neighbors complete with the street blocked off and a liveband!!! Lots of dancing and fun! Well we're off again catchup with more news and pics later.

The Coonkids

Friday, July 11, 2008


OK we think its safe for the big reveal since daddy is up in the air right now and on his way home. Waiting for him at the airport will be us and this new jeep He has no Idea!!! We have a big red bow to put on it and can' t believe we have kept the secret for so long he should have a fun 9 days home cruising in his new car!!!!! Let ya know what he says!!!!!! (We will post better pics later Tucker was having a melt down in this one yelling at me to get in and get to the fireworks or we would miss them-----got to love the drama on his face)

Love the Coon "jeep" kids

Sunday, June 22, 2008

The Playhouse and Pearly Whites

Well we finally got the playhouse moved outside for the summer here is some pics of Jaycie Claire looking out her kitchen window. The next are from Tucker's trip to the dentist for the first time. And the results were no cavities! Yeah! He did so good and hasn't stopped talking about the experience and all the cool tools the dentist has. Tonight was Tucker's first night of bible school he had a lot of fun with his friends who are also in the class. Tomorrow Tucker goes to his first week of summer school as well so he should be a pretty busy guy for the next week. Jaycie Claire just returned from a 5 day trip to G maandpa Coon's and had a wonderful time she is completely worn out and spoiled rotten! I will have to spend the week reprogramming her! Daddy is doing good in Dallas minus the triple digit weather and we will see him for a long weekend after the 4th! Well that about sums it up for now til next time------T.&J.C.