Thursday, October 28, 2010

It's fall?

Looking at some of the trees in my yard, it's hard to tell it's fall. There are a few brown or yellow leaves here and there, but that's about it.

An oak

An elm

A crape myrtle early in the morning

Same crape myrtle, later in the day when it was windier!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Kira's volleyball team

Kira's volleyball coach sent this on Saturday. There are really 8 or 9 girls on the team, but here is her coach and the 5 girls who were there early for photos. Kira is seated at the left.

UPDATE: For some reason incomprehensible to me, Kira's coach announced her resignation on Tuesday. Blew me away! It'll be interesting to see what happens.

UPDATE 2: One of the moms stepped up and took over the coaching job. All is well, and the girls are winning more often than losing! Nice!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

College touring

On Oct 10, Austen and I drove to Austin, TX. We played tourists for the rest of that day, got lots of sleep, and then got up early on the 11th (Monday) and went to the University of Texas's Discover UT Day, filled with programs and tours and beautiful places! Here are some photos Austen took on one of his walking tours.

And here's a view of the capitol building from in front of the Tower building. The dome is surrounded by scaffolding, but it's still impressive. We need to go back some day when construction is not going on.

Saturday, October 09, 2010

Contest Send-Off

Tonight is the first marching band contest of this fall, and here are photos and a video of the send-off that families gave the band and color guard as they left for Leonard George Stadium in Spring. It's all VERY impressive!

It takes 3 of these big Ryder trucks full of drums, percussion, and other instruments plus 9 buses and who knows how many cars to get the entire group anywhere ... to a game, to a contest, wherever! Such organization! And such support from all the families!!

And here's a video of the buses as they left ...

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Happy Birthday to Robert!

Happy, happy birthday to my son!
Here's hoping you have a WONDERFUL day with your fave people and pets!

Robert and Ollie (12/09)

Robert, Danielle, and Simone (12/09)
(showing the snow in Simone's hair!)

And a couple of my faves from Robert's Facebook page:

Robert and Simone!

Robert in full dive gear!