Sunday, April 25, 2010

Girls go rock climbing!

... at The Woodlands Mall!

Here's Abbi, on her way up the first time (on the easy climb).

Here's Kira, on her way up the other easy climb.

Here's Kira, on the hardest climb.

And here's Abbi, on the hardest climb.

They had a wonderful time. I'm sure we'll have to go back!!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Musical weekend!

This is a very musical weekend for us!

Austen left yesterday with all the bands at his school for their annual "spring trip." This year they went to Corpus Christi and all bands (varsity, concert, symphonic, and wind ensemble) performed in a competition yesterday afternoon at Texas A&M's Corpus Christi Performing Arts Center. They will spend the rest of the weekend in some condos they've rented -- on the beach. They'll all have a great time!! (They return on Sunday afternoon.)

Parker and all the bands at his school are going to the Galveston Southcoast Contest today for a competition there among intermediate/middle school bands from all over the area. They'll play at The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston and return this evening.

Kira's school choir performs this morning in the 9th Annual Children's Music Festival of Houston, along with many other elementary school choirs. Kira's choir performs at 9 am, and they hope to win first prize!

No photos, of course, since I'm not attending any of these. Thankfully, there'll be end-of-the-year band performances in May, and I can go to all those.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Kira's Kite

Last Friday was Kite Day for the fourth graders! Here's Kira's kite -- with a princess kitty on the front, inspired by her desire to have a Princess Meow Meow kite! (<~~Be sure to click on Princess's name to see photos of her!) The kite flew for a few minutes, too, much to our surprise. Her daddy thought it would be too heavy to fly!

The princess kitty T-shirt has now become a night shirt! How fun is that!!