Saturday, June 30, 2007

What's happenin'??

So far, our summer has been active enough to suit just about everyone.

We've been playing with kitties, including one new toy (this kitty jungle gym) so far this month. I have my eye on another at Target, to add to the collection!

We've been to the new swimming pool, including taking Kira there for swim lessons. Parker's next. His swim lessons start on July 9.

Kids were getting ready for Father's Day -- posing for an appropriate photo that Anne printed and gave Ken for his office!

Father's Day afternoon was spent watching an Astros baseball game from a suite! Such luxury!!

We sent Parker off to camp on June 25, and he returned on the 28th. He had a TERRIFIC time, of course!!

So far, so good, even though we've also had rain, rain, rain. Not as badly as in northern and central Texas, but still ... lots of rain.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Fun in the water

Kira, Abbi, and Alex had a great time on the trampoline the other day -- with a sprinkler on it, too! It's a fine way to keep cool on a hot day. (Lots and lots of sunscreen was used, too!)

Friday, June 08, 2007

End of Baseball Season

Well, they did it! The Red Sox won the End of Season Tournament on Wednesday night, ending the season 21-3-0. They also won the South Zone Tournament and placed 3rd in the state tournament. Here are the teammates all lined up, ready to receive their EOS trophies. (You can click on each photo to "biggify" it.)

And here is an excellent team photo with their EOS team trophy (the big one!) front and center! Coach Kelly (on a business trip) was missing, but we know he'd love to have witnessed the last three nights of playing. Huge thanks to Coach Mike -- and to the other dads and one big brother who pitched in to help with coaching this week.

Sunday, June 03, 2007

Wow, again!

After winning the South Zone Tournament on May 20, the team went to play in the state tournament in Grand Prairie this past weekend. The night of June 1, there were no games, but there was a team swim party and awards were given out. On June 2, the team had two games and won both. They came in third in the tournament - which means third in the state for their age-group. They had a wonderful time, and so did the parents.

Here are some photos of the picnic dinner for the team between the two games on Saturday.

After the picnic dinner, all the teammates and some of their siblings were taken back to the ball field for the second game.

Here's what Anne's car looked like! All the vans and trucks and cars were painted up like this!!

Parker was given the game ball for the second game; he made the hit that brought in the winning run. That game ended with a 7-6 score. He's flanked by his teammates, "Mo" on his right and Blake on his left.

This morning, in the hotel lobby, Coaches Kelly and Mike gave out the awards for the Red Sox team's third-place status. Coaches and families are all very proud of this team.