Monday, November 24, 2008

Chaos Classy

Things you should know before viewing the following amateur home video announcing the winners:

1. Here on Classy Chaos, the Chaos comes before the Classy. Always. However, naming a blog "Chaos Classy" would not make much sense. No? Maybe it would make sense for my Polish mother that always called my report card a card report. "When is the card report supposed to arrive?" She drilled me throughout high school.

2. My six-year old son came home from a play date with a friend whom is enrolled in one or all of the following karate/tae-kwon-do/kick boxing/judo. Please excuse his karate chops and know that we here, at Classy Chaos, are aware of this and work hard in reinforcing our values.

3. Minutes before shooting the video, a pacifier was forced into the mouth of the third child to hide the fact that she had an extremely fat and swollen upper lip from the day before. It's all about trial and error in toddler-hood. And. She learned that standing on top of the kitchen stool in a full length pink tutu, intended for a full grown five-year-old, wasn't safe. Trial and error, girlfriends, trial and error.

4. After announcing the winner, the middle child continued to squeal, jump, twirl and scream "Yippee" as if she had won the contest. For another "Yippee" of three minutes. It's a very good thing that even after her operation she is the same child that only comes in one volume. I edited her squeals out. You are very welcome.

5. No where in the video can you see me. There's a method to my madness. The eye-brow waxing appointment has been made. I can thank my Father's dominant Slavic genes for those un-controllable monsters. If anyone reading this is associated with laser hair removal companies. I. Am. YOUR. Woman.

6. After posting on youtube I lost some video quality and the winner's names are hard to read; so, I edited their names back into the video towards the end. I also blame youtube for the spelling errors in the credits of the winner's names.

Enjoy! Congrats! Thank you to all those that entered. And. A million special thanks to YOU by Crocs and DOMitp. A sweet xoxo to you all!!!




Winners. Please e-mail your home addresses.

47classy comments:

Indy said...

Am I really first? Great job with the announcement. Totally fun.

Krystyn said...

So cute. congrats to the winners.

And, I love that you can see Jay's sensitive side when you tell them to re-draw and he sticks out his lip!

But, dang it for not picking me!!

Elaine A. said...

Alright, even though I didn't win it was still worth watching that adorable-ness! : ) Congrats to the winners!

Rach (Mommy Learns to Blog) said...

Congratulations to the winners!
GREAT way to announce them - your kids are absolutely gorgeous and I love love love their personalities!

LceeL said...

Great idea and your kids are cute - but then - they do take after mommy - don't they?

momof3crazykids said...

Congratulations to the winners. Your kids totally had me laughing. They are just too cute!

Lisa@verybusymomwith4 said...

What a cute drawing--even though they didn't draw my name for the boots--I won't hold that against them ;)

Lisa said...

I'm not even sad that I didn't win after watching that video. Go dot com, go!

Naomi said...

What a cute way to announce ... congrats to the winners!

(Great voice, OHM!)

Courtney said...

Your kids are too cute. I love how you picked the winners!!!

♥ spoiled mommy ♥ said...

Aww, they are so adorable!
Congrats to the winners!
Im a bit jealous.

Tracey said...

I'll bet I was on that first drawing, right?

:)

Even not winning, it was worth watching that video!!

Congrats to the winners.

Leslie said...

congrats to the winners, cute idea to announce them!

Janah said...

I think that I was actually the first First winner...but you just had them put my name back. heehee
Very cute! And it was fun for them too!
Wa-hooo for our winners!

Chelsea said...

I'm so sad. I couldn't watch the video. It said "this video is no longer available".

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

I got the "No longer available" message too! I will check back soon to see if it comes back up:)

Lisa

OHmommy said...

UGH!

Video will be up in 2 minutes. That's what happens when you blog at 7am and have been up since 4am with a toddler.

Sorry, peeps. Give me 2 minutes!

brown eyed girl said...

Your kids are absolutely adorable - and your house is gorgeous to boot!

Rhea said...

Cute videos. Your kids are just adorable, and I love how y'all call it the dot com. lol

My kids asked me why I was crying after the video was over. I told them I didn't win boots or a sled. They're mystified. lol

The Crocks said...

Cute video! Hopefully I'll win next time...
Your kids are adorable! :D

Texan Mama @ Who Put Me In Charge said...

Whoa, you sound different than I expected. I thought you'd have a much higher, squeaky cutie-poo type of voice. I guess, more closely like Lola's! But your voice is more throaty, like, "come hither". I'm sure the hubs likes it!

Okay, I swear I'm hetero. Just making an observation there!

meg said...

ahhhh.....i totally think i was the last one pulled before the end of the video! ughhhhhh!

so close... soooooo close!

Tiaras & Tantrums said...

ADORABLE kids - so stinking cute Oh Mommmy!!

Liz :) said...

aghhhh I can't see the video! Curse these darn government computers! :) I'll have to check it out at home.. darn!

Megryansmom said...

Congrats to the winners. What a creative way to announce the winners.

p.s. my Polish mom says Michigan Lake LOL

CC said...

I'm so crying. I was waiting all weekend for this announcement and am sooooooo sad I wasn't picked :( :( :(

Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] said...

Your kids are the cutest! And that room - awwwwesome.

MarciaBrady said...

Hi...I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong, but I can't locate the video. Do I just go to YouTube? HELP!! :)

Lisa @ Take90West said...

That was fun, they are soooo cute!

MarciaBrady said...

Ok...I figured it out!!

Congrats to the winners. And, if for some reason they are unable to accept the prizes, I would be more than happy to accept for them! haha

Your children are so adorable!!

Miss said...

Yay for the winners!

And I LOVE Jay's little sad face there. HA!

Ellyn said...

Congrats to the winners!!

Those kids of yours are crazy cute.

Kat said...

I just KNOW the one that was put back in the bowl was ME! I just know it! WAAAAAAAaaaaahhhhh!!!!
;)

Congrats winners!

Domestic Goddess (In Training) said...

That's really cute, even if I was a two time loser!

Diva Ma said...

No fair! You put my name back! I could see it! If they don't claim, shoot me an email! I SO wanted those boots!

Diva Ma said...

No fair! You put my name back! I could see it! If they don't claim, shoot me an email! I SO wanted those boots!

Jaina said...

Congrats! Loved that video, too cute!

Chickadee said...

Please thank Jay and Lola for their expert winner-picking. Now I cannot say, "I never win anything". The boots were cute, but that sled will be part of our family's holiday traditions for many, many years to come. We are thrilled. Thank you so much, DOMitp! And thank you, OHMommy!

Great video, by the way. My kids also loved it!

Kel said...

Congratulations to the winners!
~K

Mishelle Lane said...

I so wish that I would have won. I have this awesome idea about a week long pictorial about "Where Did MY YOU Take ME All Week!" My photography, sexy legs, and YOU...dude! Who couldn't resist?

Momo Fali said...

Congrats to the winners...even though I wish your names hadn't been picked and mine had.

Kelley said...

Did I win?

*snort*

Cause the video is no longer available... so I miss out on the cuteness. Waaaaaaaa!!!

DysFUNctional Mom said...

Great video! Congrats to the weiners. ;o)

enthalpymama said...

That is so funny. I was looking for boots for George and couldn't find a single pair. I know what happened to Andrew's old boots - then it occurred to me that Gladys wore Lola's and I gave them back because Fifi would need them. So, George has new boots (the $10 variety).

rockanddrool said...

that was so flipping cute!!
xo

Anglophile Football Fanatic said...

My. I'm shocked at how pro your video looks. I now know why I've never put up one. Mine would suck!

Blessings From Above said...

All three of them are so precious! You truly have a beautiful family.

Congrats to the winners.

 

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