Thursday, July 30, 2009

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Aimee drew a picture of me, and I said...

"Nice picture Aimee, but why is my neck so round?"

"Because it's you inside of a TV, Daddy."

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Austin is 4 months old

Just got back from the dr and Austin is doing great! Here's his 4 month stats:

15 lbs 5 oz, 50%
25", 50%

and oh, SO ADORABLE!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

"I am going to get you!" (aka Austin's Laugh)

Austin was in a pretty good mood tonight... and I was able to capture his laugh.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Easily amused...

Austin is trying on Aaron's glasses.

We really need to get Alex a helmet... with a face mask

Third time's a charm.

... and I'm not paying for another ER visit.

After breakfast, Alex was running through our room on the way to the stairs when he did a little spin move through our doorway and smacked the jam.

The result: a split lip that bled worse than the others.

So we calmed him down, got a wash rag, stopped the bleeding and surveyed the damage: two cuts on this lip from where it curled up over bottom teeth and got punctured by the top and bottom teeth and a small tear to his top gum.

Alex has asked that we not take pictures of it and put it on the blog... and Min agrees.

We don't need CPS knocking on our door.

With this being Texas, I should be able to go to Academy Sports and get a junior sized football helmet right off the shelf, shouldn't I?

Shockwaves 2009!

Last night was the Shockwaves "End of Year Party" at the Stoneridge Pool.

The Shockwaves is the name of our local swim team. Aaron has swam for them for the last three years and Aimee swam in 2007 and 2009 (she skipped a year because she didn't want to do it).

As a member of the swim team, you practice every morning (Tuesday-Friday) and have Swim Meets against other local clubs on Monday Nights (and yes, it does count for Family Home Evening... at least for us - HA!).

Aimee and Aaron really enjoyed doing it this summer, and we are so proud of them.

Here is Aimee accepting her participation trophy for swimming with the 7-8 year-olds. This year she overcame her fear of the "Deep End" and swam the Freestyle and Backstroke events at the meets. Aimee surprised us... and we couldn't be more proud.

Aaron swam with the 9-10 year-olds this season and learned all four strokes: butterfly, backstroke, breast stroke, and freestyle. He competed in the butterfly and freestyle, and along the way participated in the Team Medley and the Individual Medley.

Aaron was also awarded the "Most Improved Swimmer" in his age group. He was worked very hard this year and we are quite proud of him.

Here are our two goofballs with their trophies (they spin this year... oh joy).

They can't wait for next season!

Friday, July 10, 2009

A "Shout Out" to the folks in Pflugerville!

I just want to publicly thank Betsy and Nate for taking me in for the week.

Each summer I teach a 5-day workshop at UT Austin for DMA, and its far easier for me to make the drive from Pflugerville than from San Antonio everyday.
  • San Antonio to Austin = 73 miles each way
  • Pflugerville to Austin = 23 miles each way
I usually bring the entire clan with me, but due to van problems (that have yet to be resolved) I made the trek alone.

So thanks for letting me sneak out in the morning and walk in in the evening.

... and a special "Shout Out" to Isaac for giving up his room for the week.

Thanks a bunch.

... and hopefully we'll be coming up later this next week.

Sunday, July 05, 2009

Aimee's Backstroke Event

I have to apologize to Aimee for the intention of putting the video up.

She's a great swimmer and did a great job, but her trying to get out of the pool is what had be rolling.

She's in lane #2.

Alex "borrowed" my FlipVideo Camera... and this is what I found.

Thursday, July 02, 2009