Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Spring in my backyard

There are flowers everywhere! Daylilies, agapanthus, roses, pansies, butterfly iris, roses -- they're everywhere, and I love it all!

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Out with the old, in with the new!

The boys had played Xbox games so much on this 5 year old widescreen TV, that it finally "bit the dust" a week or so ago. Here are some photos that show Austen and Parker, helping Ken take the big, non-functioning TV apart to get it downstairs and out of the house -- and then bringing in and setting up the new one! Happy family, especially Ken and the boys!

Sunday, May 20, 2007


Parker's team -- the Red Sox in the Spring Klein Sports Association -- won in their age group (11 and under, USSSA Level A) at the South Zone Tournament this weekend. They played one game Friday night, two on Saturday, and three today. They are tired and happy and so are their parents! Now their trip to the state tournament in Dallas on June 1, 2, and 3 is assured.

Congratulations, Red Sox!

(You can click on each photo to enlarge it and see details.)

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Parker and baseball

Parker loves to play baseball with his team. He's on a USSSA Level A team for 11 year olds. So far they are undefeated this season.

One of his favorite parts of the game is stealing bases!

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Look! No braces!

Here are a couple of pictures I took this afternoon of Austen, sans braces. He is so pleased with himself, and so are we. What a beautiful smile.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

First graders' field day

Yesterday was the beginning of the field days at the kids' school. First graders went first! (Fifth graders' field day will be this Friday.) Here, Kira and the other girls from her classroom (in purple, tie-dyed T-shirts) are participating in the water relay, carrying water in a large tumbler from the BIG water bins to their team's bucket. Everyone was soaking wet, and the PE teacher frequently sprayed them just to make sure! They had a wonderful time, and they came in second.

And here's a little video so you can get the idea of the noise and excitement levels!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_Xjaus52o4