Sunday, June 28, 2009
Saturday, June 27, 2009
We are back at Fair Park today. This time we came to see Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Naturally we arrived early after a meal at Mia's. Muy bueno!
While waiting in the Music Hall, EK saw Batman walk by. Yes, Batman. He told EK to be good to his parents. Next thing we knew Wonder Woman and Supergirl were sitting in the lobby. Captain America was standing by the door. Spider-Man walked by a few minutes later. Suddenly-shy-EK didn't want to have his picture taken with them.
Super heroes at a musical. Go figure!
Thursday, June 25, 2009
EK has been trying to pull his seventh tooth this week. His first goal was to have it out by Father's Day. When he didn't meet that goal, he wanted to have it out before I returned from my trip. He didn't make that goal either.
He was not going to give up. Not too many minutes after getting home, it was time for me to help him pull the tooth. This time I really coached him through it and he was the one doing all of the work.
Now I present to you pictures from the event.
This was before we really got started. See, everyone is smiling.
Is that a smile? It has to be! Seven years old and seven teeth out.
Monday, June 22, 2009
We stopped at a convenience store, aka a gas station, in Austin. In the restroom there was a cup holder above the urinal. There was another one next to the sink. The ladies on the trip said their restroom did not have cup holders.
Cup holders in the restroom. I wonder if that will catch on. Maybe it is an Austin thing.
Friday, June 19, 2009
Today is different. Since he has to swim the length of the deep end, he did not want to do a lot of climbing on the playground.
"I want to rest my guns," he said.
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
To say I don't know a lot about farm animals, or animals in general for that manner, is an understatement. I just don't have a high interest level or experience in that area. However, I did not know about "monster goats."
This is apparently a breed of goats raised in our area. Who knew! It was as tall as EK. Really! Ok, it was as tall as the pen.
Here are two pictures for your viewing pleasure. I don't think the size comes across in these photos, so go look for it. Just beyond all of the normal to average sized goats, keep an eye out for the "monster goat."
See you at the fair!
When I think of the annual county fair, many things come to mind:
- animals - As hard as I try, viewing of the animals has never elicited a strong emotional response from me as it does with the other mil10s. Don't get me wrong, I appreciate the industries and work that goes into getting my food from the field to my table, but I cannot see it as a hobby in this modern age. Here a cow, there a cow, every where a cow cow. Not for me.
- food - The food always looks and smells so appealing. Perhaps it is due to the glow of the flashing yellow bug lights. Fresh lemonade. Funnel cakes. Yum!
- carnies - I am weirded out a bit. I hate to stereotype, so I am going to say only one word-carnies. I will leave it at that.
Our primary reason for venturing to this year's fair was to see some of EK's work that had been entered in the Creative Arts competition. This was our first year to submit his artwork for judging at the fair. Originally, we were going to enter one, maybe two, pieces. Then we decided to enter four. The sunset picture that went to the state level of Creative Arts was a sure entry. The other three were pieces that EK worked on during art lessons.
We had no idea of what to expect. We even talked to EK about the possibility that his pictures might not be recognized. However, we were pleased to see...
Way to go, EK! Here is one picture of EK riding the rolling cylinder in the fun house. It was his only ride of the night. $3!!!
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Words used more frequently appear larger. Instead of imputing a bunch of text (you can copy and paste), you can put in the address of any site with an RSS feed. The wordle above is what appeared when I typed the address of this blog.
So, what would your wordle look like?
Monday, June 1, 2009
Following the game we met up with the Davis family to head to another ballpark, the Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. Again, our team was victorious.
Before the game we enjoyed a concert by Casting Crowns. This is our third time to see them perform live. They were great, again.
Enjoy these photos from our time at the Ballpark.
Even before the concert began, a few thousand people had already arrived to listen to Casting Crowns.
It really seemed that we were closer than it appears in this picture. The camera we had with us did not have a very good zoom.
Everyone loves a tattoo, right?