Monday, December 17, 2007

Elf Yourself, by Melissa

Sorry... It looks like the elves have gone back to Santa's workshop to make toys for next year's Christmas. You'll just have to enjoy the picture of Scrooge Papa Tim and imagine him dancing in all of his bah-hum-bug glory! (New comment posted on Jan 14, 2008)



Origninal post from December 17, 2007.....

We've had some Holiday fun by creating elves and Scrouges of ourselves. The Durant's also joined in and treated us to Tim dancing which is a once in a lifetime experience. So if you need a good laugh and a cup full of Butler cheer, check out the following links and maybe you too can get elfed!

http://www.elfyourself.com/?id=1138507544 : All three kids plus Melissa!

http://www.elfyourself.com/?id=1138353352 : See Grace's many dance moves!

http://www.scroogeyourself.com/?id=1138410855 : Parker got Scrouged!

http://www.scroogeyourself.com/?id=1139470643 : Bah, Hum Bug Tim!

http://www.elfyourself.com/?id=1139319071 : My personal favorite because Tim is a very sexy dancer! Oh and Diane, Amanda and Pugs aren't too bad either!

Sunday, December 2, 2007

From The Las Vegas Marathon, by Grace


Ladies and Gentlemen, I ran in the Las Vegas Kids Marathon yesterday. For the last three months I've been in training and was in lots of other races. I didn't get a trophy this time because I couldn't run past all the other mountains of people, but I have a trophy already from the Steel Days Fun Run. Actually, nobody got a trophy at the Las Vegas Marathon because everyone was a winner. Even the people in the back!

Here's some of the stuff that I won:

  • Some cow lotion (Yuck, I thought it was from the rotten milk utters!)
  • Red Marathon T-Shirt
  • Don't forget my MEDAL
  • A candy bar, don't worry I haven't eaten it yet.
  • Gum and it is gross, but Kate wanted to eat it and she liked it.
  • And some other stuff in a white bag like a poker chip and stuff.

Don't tell anyone, but I was very thirsty and I spilled a drink all over my red shirt. My Dad ran with me and Parker started running with my Mom and Kate because he can't run as fast as me. Poor Parker. Then Parker decided to run with me and we had to make him keep up with us so he wouldn't die. Mom cut across the finish line to take our pictures. Both me a Parker got a medal even though Parker was hiding behind my Dad.

The Marathon was 1.4 miles and I ran the whole way with no resting. My Dad was a very slow poke and had a hard time keeping up with me. Now he is very tired and his muscles are down.

Thank you to all of my fans. Thank you to you and you and you. You've been a wonderful audience.

If you have any questions, here's some more information from Melissa...

It was really cool to be able to run the marathon with Grace. Our whole family ran with her and loved it. It was awesome to see a flood of kids in red shirts running to the finish line followed by their families and friends. It was a huge event that Grace has been working towards for months and we are all very proud of her!

What is KiDSMARATHON? KiDSMARATHON is a 10 week training program (7 weeks for the “Run Three Point One” event) that enables kids to complete a full marathon (42.195 kilometers) by running approximately 5 kilometers per week. By doing so, kids develop the tremendous feeling of accomplishment and confidence without the high risk involved with young kids running a full marathon in one day. The program is completed in grand fashion as each kid is able to finish the final 2.195 kilometers of the marathon distance in front of hundreds of cheering fans, friends and family at the 2007 Las Vegas Marathon on December 1st.

http://www.lvkidsmarathon.com/



Saturday, December 1, 2007

What I want for Christmas, by Parker

OK, here's what I want for Christmas.

1. Rayman Rabids 2 (it's a game for my Wii)
2. A remote control insect (if you want to know more ask Melisa)
3. super Mario Galaxy (another game for my Wii) I borrowed it from Brady and really like it!
4. Thrillville Off The Rails (more games) I played this one with Gabe and had fun.

That's all I want specific. Thank you for reading.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Happy Birthday Papskerdoodles!

Papa, we wanted to give you a big hug on your birthday, but we are just too many miles away. So a video blog is the next best way for us to show you how much we love you. Watch our little video and imagine little arms and hands hugging your big Papa body.


video

We also have a few things to say that we couldn’t fit into the video...


Parker: "Papa, I love the way you give us treats and that good stuff. I'm really happy that you do that. But what I love the most is the way you tease me because it adds fun into my life. I hope that you will have a fun birthday without me, but still this video will feel like I'm right there with you. Bye, bye, Papa. I LOVE YOU!"

Grace: "Have a happy birthday and a great day and have a good school for a while and stuff. What I love most about you is that you are fun to play with and you make me happy. I like the toys you make for me and how you always want me to be happy. You are a hard worker, especially for me. I love you tons and tons and tons!"

Kate: "Apa, Looooove you … treat … snack … yummy! Happy day … burp (he-he)!”

Wing: “Hey pops, I’m going to remember antelope hunting with you and Parker for a long time. I don’t know if spotting the coyote, badgers and antelope will come first, or Parker poking out his BB gun to rescue the antelope anchored with sagebrush. Hmmm…. probably the 20 times you had to “go” in 100 yards! Grin. Love You gramps.”

Melissa: “Dad, there is not a day that goes by without me thinking of you. You amaze me in so many ways. The way you work for and care for your family touches all around you. Thank you for being such a powerful example of love, compassion, endurance and sometimes patience. It is comforting to know that you will always be there for me and support me in your loving way during even the most hard of times. I will always love you. Thank you for being my Dad. Please take good care of yourself so we can continue to build more and more memories together.”


Saturday, November 10, 2007

Braking news at chanel PARKER!!!!!!

BREAKING NEWS...
LATEST TIPS

1. Scariest costume is the MUMMY. (Parker's Mom created the Mummy.) Plus most people at the trunk-or-treat voted Parker's costume #1 and the kids at Dooley said, "Coool!"

2. A GANG OF WITCH'S WERE OUT TRICK OR TREATING.

3. There are strange creatures at John Dooley Elementary School.

Friday, November 2, 2007

Wing's new Job, by Wing









Hey there country cousins and backyard friends,

I want to announce that I have a new job. Starting Nov. 5th (Monday) I will be working as a Supervisor of a video interpreting call center (Hands On Video Relay Services). It was a difficult decision for the whole family, but after turning it down twice and being re-offered the job twice with positive adjustments to the benefits package and salary, we couldn't say no.

Some of the nice things about the job? 30 days of Paid Time Off, more visiting family time; Health and Dental, after Halloween we'll need it; Exempt status, playing with Kate in the middle of the day; and I'm the boss!

Some may know of my entreprenurail spirit and may crinkle your brow at this announcement. Yes, I am taking a 9-5 job (grin), although The flame of innovation is still alive! In fact the predicatablitily of this job will allow me to compartmentalize my business building efforts.

hmmmm...curious on what I'm working on?

1) A stock photography website specializing on sign language centric images. Melissa and my brother Han are putting it together as we speak. Just look at this blog and we know its going to be great!

2) An internet advertising company selling a frameless signing spokesperson product for, you guessed it sign language centric websites. I just signed the business agreement and it should be up in two weeks.

3) an ad supported video website, again focusing on sign centric programming. I've been researching this and develping over the last year. Its a slower process because there are two other owners in on this one. I liken this project to developing the printing press for sign languge.

Ok...enough about me, lets talk about you. LOL.

Thank you all for your participation in Blog-a-Butler, If you could see Parker and Grace's eyes when they read the comments, they call it compliments (adorable), you would see the delight, love and connection they have with each one of you. Thank you for enriching our lives.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Spooktacular Halloween, by Melissa

Much was brewing on the morning of Halloween in the Haunted Butler Mansion. All three little ghouls were grinning grimly as they rose from their coffins and prepared to spook the students of Dooley Elementary. Visions of screaming kinders crept up their spines as they cackled about their Halloween plans at school.

The Mummy wrapped his half decayed body in preparation for a third grade Halloween feast of goodies, games and horror. Even with terrifying decay and half limbs, he managed to moan his way across Mrs. Brown's classroom to win the Mummy race while wrapped in delicate toilet paper, play Halloween BINGO, scream at scary stories and partake of ghoulish snacks. And he was still able to portray the most polite manners possbile for a mummy his age.

The Witch was casting unspeakable spells and cackling of her plans in Ms. Borum's first grade class. First she would parade her terrifying costume around the school, frightening any who would look directly into her dark brown eyes. Then she would return to her bewitched classroom and eat ghosts from strings with no hands, plant popcorn warts into gloved fingers and drink of a spidery and muddy witches brew.

The third and smallest ghoul was in disguise as a cute little girl who threw tantrums at the prospect of wearing her beloved Elmo costume and instead ate eggs and toast for breakfast. She pretended to be a normal little toddler while masking her true motives... for she was preparing to crash the witch's and mummy's social hours.

Upon their return from the dead of school, the ghouls compared treats and told of the tricks they had screeched together. But, the night was still young... their final destination of a tri-ward trunk-or-treating was about to begin. It was now time for the smallest ghoul to get in costume. The screaming and kicking was to much for the parents to bare as they tried to coax the Elmo costume onto her little skeleton. Melissa dug through costumes from the past to find a garb that would suit the little ghoul. She chose a pretty pink Tu-Tu and beaded shirt that made the mummy and witch scowl. Now monstorous family was ready to depart.

The ghouls stuffed their giant purple spider in the trunk of the car and headed to the freakish church parking lot. Many cars had chosen this spot for their final resting place. Each was decorated with spooks of all shapes and sizes. A horn was heard and the ghouls began their quest for treats. The princess held her pumpkin bag high and said, "treat" before seizing her beloved candy. Upon her dismissal she would grin a sweet, "bye" and wave as she studied the new addition to her collection of treats. Her bag got to heavy for her small arms and she drug it across the ground. As the night grew darker she allowed her Dad to hold her tight and they kept prodding through the haunted parking lot.

After completing the maze of ghostly cars, the three ghouls returned to their own car and giant purple spider. The mummy received compliments for wearing the best costume and Melissa cackled with pride as she looked upon the prickled fingers that had sewn the mummy's costume. The witch grinned at her new tooth brush and tooth paste and begged for a good brushing. The little princess sat still and stared into the tired night while licking and sucking on each treat in her pumpkin bag.

But as bats flew over head, the ghouls faces were flushed from hunting for treats and they wished to be tucked in to bed and rest in peace for the night. Their nightmares would now be filled with visions of you and wishes that your Halloween was as spooktacular as ours.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

I need a job (It goes with I want a clubhouse now), by Parker Butler













JOB WANTED

LOOKING LOOKING LOOKING LOOKING LOOKING LOOKING LOOKING LOOKING.

Does anybody have a job available? Well I've answered your job. I'll do it.

I get payed a fair price. (This ends when I get 60$)

TAKE IT OR LEAVE IT.

PS this is for the clubhouse.




Tuesday, October 30, 2007

How To Post A Comment, by Melissa

The kids are so excited to see what people have to say about their website! So, if you have the time (and there's always time to share some love) there is a little link that says "comments" under each article. If someone else has posted a comment the comment link will have a number associated with it. Click on the "comments" link and type in a little message. Make sure that you fill out who the comment is from by clicking on the round button that says "other" and type in your name.

If you want to see what your comment looks like on Blog-a-Butler, click on the article title. For example, the title of this article is "How To Post A Comment, by Melissa." You'll also be able to see all of the other comments that our adoring fans have posted.

It's that simple... even Diane can do it! Besides, it's lonely out here in the desert! GET POSTING PLEASE!

I WANT A CLUBHOUSE NOW!, by Parker














Today I learned about the pioneers. I figured how they made their houses back then. I'll tell you how.


Ingredients:

  • 12 bunches of hay, lots is best so it can be tall.
  • lots of weeds I mean lots of weeds so the hay will be held in place.
  • A shovel one that can dig good.
  • 2 stones for the roof.
  • And a ladder.
Directions:
  1. Dig a tunnel down that is a square. This will be your door.
  2. When the tunnel is long enough for your ladder, dig a room next to it. It needs to be big enough to fit 2 or 3 people.
  3. Put your ladder down your door hole.
  4. Use the hay to stack up above the ground around your door,but leave a spot for you to get in and out just like another door.
  5. Then use the weeds to hold the hay in place by tying them together and use them as ropes.
  6. Get the two stones and put them above the hay for your roof.
So I decided to build one in my backyard, but I've got a problem. I need a permit to build it. I just think that you don't need a permit! I OBJECT AND I WANT TO TALK TO THE MAYOR ABOUT THE PERMIT! And the permit costs $60.0 and I don't even have $60! It's just so DIFOBLAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!! (That's why my picture is so mad!)

From The First Grade, by Grace














Today at school guess what happened? At recess it was fun. I played with my friends. Their names are Sadie and Kaloni. That's who I played with!

My teacher, Ms. Borum, tells funny jokes to us! My kindergarten teacher was fun too because she told jokes too. But today, Ms. Borum did a trick. She let two boys go to the bathroom. Their names are Braden and Broody. Ms. Borum pretended to be a spy when the whole class came through the door. She then had us hide under the tables. Braden and Broody could not find us. We were hiding under the tables. It was fun for me!

Tomorrow there is a Halloween party. It's gonna be fun! We get to dress up! We are going on a parade with the Kinders. (When I am at recess, I think that the Kinders are teeny.) We get to wear Halloween costumes.

We also get to go on a field trip and have pizza when we get back to school. We earned a pizza party! Yummy pizza from Ms. Borum.

My class has a lot of animals. We have a Tarantula, Iguana, a snake, two turtles and a tadpole that is growing into a frog. We also have fish. We have a tomato frog. That is all the animals we have. Oh, and our Iguana's name is Speedy because it is fast. It can also climb up trees.

I hope you have a very, very, very, very, very HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!


Monday, October 29, 2007

Welcome to Blog-A-Butler, by Melissa














You have been selected to view the Blog-A-Butler website. What makes Y.O.U. so special? Becuase one of (1 out of 5 Butler's isn't bad) or all of the Butler's (your love tank is over flowin' now) LOVES YOU! We will be posting some of the cutey things that we Butler's do from time to time. This includes great photography, not so great photography, what's new in Butler Land and a whole bunch of stuff that we just need to blog out of us. So, if you need a little bit-o-Butler love, visit our site often and get a big virtual hug from the Butler family!

Halloween Fun on the Web, by Melissa














Looking for something fun to do while passing away the time until Halloween? Well, look no further! Blog-A-Butler has got some good ol' spooky fun to share with you. (Oops, I better give Amanda credit for most of the sites you see or else she'll scare the living BOO out of me!)

Know of some spine tingling Halloween websites? Post 'em on Blog-A-Butler and share the spine tingling love!

Carve a virtual pumpkin and avoid touching the slimy goo inside a real pumpkin:

http://www.cubpack81.com/images/carve_pumpkin.swf

This dude puts the scary back into carving punkins:

http://www.extremepumpkins.com/

Put your thinking caps on, this one is addicting. (Hey Egor! Get out of that jar of noggins! Dang, it's hard to get good help around here.)

http://dedge.com/flash/hangman/hangman.swf?a=300

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