Saturday, January 29, 2011

Today was a fun day.  EK's basketball team was playing for first place in their division.  It has been a good season with several heated games.

The bracket as it was before the game.  Lions versus Bulls.

the mil10s came prepared with a cheering section complete with homemade posters.

 It was official.  The Bulls won the game!

EK wearing the championship medal.

 The post game huddle.

We are the Champions

EK's team won the championship game this morning!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Egyptian Art

EK's piece of work from today's art lesson.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Snow in 2011

I am pretty sure that I can only remember a few really good snowfalls from my childhood.  Living in this part of Texas we are usually blessed with ice or "wintry mix" during our winter weather.  However, now that EK has been around it seems like we are enjoying a nice snowfall almost every year!  I guess some would blame it on global warming.  Oh well.  At least we get to enjoy the beauty of a blanket of snow for a while before it all melts and makes everything a muddy mess.  The occasional school closing is nice, too (although a late start is really the ideal choice).  The best part of all might just have to be having snow ice cream!

Too bad our first batch of snow ice cream wasn't very good.  There was more sleet than snow collected in our bowl and the ice cream was really too icy.  Go figure!  It came out like a slushy.

mrs. mil10 had a hair appointment today.  She tried to make it to the salon, but the first road she tried was blocked by a fire truck helping someone get their truck out of a ditch.  On her second road, she started to spin.  It was time to come back home.  All in all, she looks pretty positive after the excitement of driving on snow and slush and a cancelled hair appointment.

It was almost a white out!

EK is taking aim and is ready with a snowball!

The second batch of snow ice cream was perfect -- just like a cloud!

The Jiggle Butt Run

Yesterday was a big day for the mil10s.  Grams, Aunt K, mrs. mil10, and Auntie M signed up for their first 5K.  Inspired by Denyse, Elizabeth, and Paige, the mil10 girls thought signing up for a 5K would be a fun motivator for exercising.  The Jiggle Butt Run is a 5K run /walk for women and girls.  No men allowed.  The money raised benefited Safe Haven Women's Shelter.

Team Huffin' and Puffin' is now complete

Getting ready to start

mrs. mil10 picked up the team sign that was posted along the route and carried it through the remainder of the race

Cooling down after the race

mrs. mil10s race number

This race number is hopefully the first in a collection of race numbers.  since mr. mil10 was only there to drive and cheer, he is looking forward to a future 5K event as well.  Who knows where it could go from here!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

The Werewolf

Mix an old Halloween costume, a video camera, and a little imagination and this is what you get.

Part One

Part Two

For many years he has enjoyed taking still pictures.  He has had several cameras of his very own.  Just a few days ago his camera was used to make the Lego Star Wars video

This Christmas EK received a Flip video camera from his grandmother.  Now he can easily film whatever he desires.  The past few days have been spent with him filming something and then wanting us to watch it.  These videos were filmed tonight. 

Maybe Hollywood is in his future!