Monday, July 30, 2007

A new game for Austen

Austen bought a new video game that includes a pseudo-guitar. Here are some photos of him enthralling Parker, Kira, Austin, Abbi, and Alex one afternoon with his amazing video game skills!

What a way to spend a hot summer afternoon, huh?

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Kira turns 7!

Happy seventh birthday to Kira yesterday! Kira and Abbi and their brothers (and Anne and I, of course!) went to the skating rink again, and all the kids had a great time re-learning how to stay up on those skates!

Parker and his pal Austin even entered one of the races!!

Kira had lots of help enjoying her ice cream cake and opening her presents!

Such a happy crew! And lots of laughs for Anne and me, too, as we watched their antics in the rink!!

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

More summer fun

Life continues to be nice and active this summer. Not any kind of go-go-go, frenetic activities, but enough to keep people from being bored!

Kira and Abbi were at Spring Baptist's vacation Bible school last week, and Thursday night, all the kids put on their performance.

Parker has been cleaning up his room and rearranging stuff. He is very proud of his trophy and medal collection from this past school year and baseball season.

Yesterday, we went to the Houston Children's Museum, and here are a couple of photos of Kira and Parker lifting themselves up via a pulley system.

Kira and Austen painted Kira's face!

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Fourth of July

We went to see the Astros play -- from the Nine Amigos restaurant terrace again. What a wonderful place to relax and watch a ballgame!

And what's more American than watching a baseball game and kids eating cotton candy?!