Saturday, September 22, 2007

What is this?

I took some chai tea and my book out onto my patio this morning -- what a gorgeous morning it is, too! -- and while I was looking around at all the things that need cleaning up after this very wet summer, I saw this. I believe it's a moth, but I certainly don't know the exact name. It's really beautiful, and I've never thought moths are beautiful!



Let me know if you know its name or how to find out, please.

UPDATE: Ahhhhh! It's known as a Luna Moth, relative of the silkworm moth:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Actias_luna
http://www.brookfieldzoo.org/pagegen/images/2000002/Luna.jpg

Thursday, September 20, 2007

The KO Band from the home side!

Tonight, KOHS played their weekly football game - and I'm pretty sure they won. We didn't stay through the game since Kira and Parker needed to get some sleep and be ready for school tomorrow. I did get some pretty good pix and videos, though.


The visiting team's drill team.

KOHS's drill team, known as the Strutters. Notice the KOHS marching band all lined up across the field, ready to put on their half-time show.


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Here's a video of the band playing "rev 'em up" music in the stands during the first half.

Good ol' Blogger won't let me upload the other two, so here are some links to them in YouTube:

Half-time show: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JpUFc9zJajA

Fight song at the end of half-time: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUw6GS8h7eo

Enjoy!

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Mixed evening

Tonight, Austen was getting ready to go to his first Homecoming Dance, and Parker was playing an Xbox game (on the old Xbox since they've already burned up the new Xbox!!). The photos and movies are fun to see!

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Saturday, September 08, 2007

Parker's 12!

Parker turned 12 on September 1, and Ken and Anne took their three plus Abbi and Austin to Main Event - a place for laser tag, bowling, billiards, and other fun stuff for kids! The dinner and ice-cream-cake in the evening were fun, too, as you can tell from these photos!!

First football game '07

On Friday, August 31, Austen's school went to The Berry Center in Cypress, TX, for their first football game: football players, cheerleaders, drill team, and - best of all! - the marching band!

The Berry Center is quite impressive. We were really surprised, though, at how sparse the fans on the "home team" side were. We, the visiting team, had far more fans, not to mention that we had our band; their band left before the game (delayed by threatening lightning storm) even began.

Here's the band in the stands before half-time. Austen is in the very center of the photo.

And here he is, also in the center of the photo, putting on his jacket and headgear in preparation for their half-time performance.

I took some videos of their performances, too: playing the school's fight song during the game and part of their half-time performance. Too bad they were facing the wrong audience!!

It was very late when we all got home. We all had a good time, even though the game was delayed by the storm that never came!