Wednesday, September 28, 2011

The Golfer

Alex made the Varsity Golf team this year and is spending a lot of time on the course after school. I snapped this pic with my phone last week after he headed off to play "the worst 9 holes in a long time!" :)

Golf is a game in which you yell "fore," shoot six, and write down five.

~ Lee Trevino

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

First Grade

Landry is really enjoying First Grade!! This is one of his favorite activities . . . . .

But it's soooo exhausting!!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

A Night with the Baylor Bears

Yesterday, the boys and I had the fun opportunity to head south with our favorite Baylor Bear for a little football. After an uneventful trip, we arrived at the stadium and the boys were thrilled to let me snap a quick pic!! (Posing for pictures is so overrated!!)

We watched the Bears hammer the Rice Owls for a while, then headed out to play a few little games and such. One of the highlights of the night was when we played a little 3-on-3 football in Touchdown Alley. Here's the fierce team of Alex, Landry, and Emily. A couple of them really took it seriously!!

And here's the dominating, beastly team of Luke, me, and Parker! We can smile and play football at the same time!!

We really needed the entire Touchdown Alley to ourselves and that just didn't happen. There were multiple games happening all over the place, often intersecting into each other. I was mostly quarterback because my boys really wanted to make the touchdowns and because I have a mean spiral!! But once, Luke was QB and when I got open, he threw a beautiful pass right into my hands. I immediately took off, running in the lightning fast way that I do, knowing the fierce team was right on my tail! As I dodged players of other pick-up games, left-right-right-left, imagine my surprise as one young boy said, "Man, she's awesome!!" Heck yeah, I was!! When I made it to the endzone, the only people who were following me were my own teammates!! The fierce team hadn't even tried to catch me!!

That's my story and I'm sticking with it!!! :)

Finally, Landry had had enough . . .

We went back to the game and because Baylor fans apparently don't stay until the end of the game, we scored some super close seats.

It was kind of difficult to actually see what was happening from this angle, but it was really cool to see the players, TV crew, and everything else that was happening so up-close. (Notice Jim Knox in the white shirt/khaki's in above pic.)

After the big win, the boys like to go onto the field and play a little football. As we were heading that way, a couple of college girls asked Alex to take their picture!! Uh-oh!!!

And finally, Jim Knox from ESPN, was there. He borrowed the boys' football for a bit and the boys played catch with him and his son (we presume).

And a good time was had by all!! Thanks Emily!!

Monday, September 19, 2011

The Hot Dog and the Taco

This is probably one of those stories that was way funnier when it happened . . . but I'm still going to document because it will be funny to me!! :)

Alex, Luke, Landry, and I were in the car tonight taking Alex to the high school for a little basketball. Alex was acting the part of a normal teenager, quietly grumpy, not smiling or enjoying the ride nearly as much as the little boys and I were.

Landry and Luke began discussing how they can make their tongues into "hot dogs." I knew immediately what they meant . . . the ol' rolling the tongue trick.
For demonstration purposes, here is the hot dog . . .

So, I kind of pause when I hear Luke say, "But . . . can you do the taco??" I'm like . . . . whaaat?? When I turned around and saw this . . . .

. . . I busted out laughing!! Alex turned around and tried really hard not to laugh, twisting his face in all kinds of ways, but finally gave in and started laughing!! He said . . . that doesn't even make sense!!! To which I replied . . . And THAT is why it's so funny!!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011


There's a new football player in the house!! Parker has officially begun his football career playing on the 7th grade team of the Fightin' Brewer Bears!!!

Parker's passion on the field is obvious . . . and a little surprising to this momma!! He played hard and would have won the award for most enthusiasm had there been one!!

He is loving every minute of this and I'm so happy for him!!

I cannot eat it . . . I will not write it!!

I was looking at Luke's homework this week and started laughing when I saw his Spelling list.

Notice the obvious omissions!!

The missing word here is "wheat" . . . .

The missing word here is "oats" . . .

Funny boy!!