Thursday, November 19, 2009

Remembering 7...

because 8 is just around the corner.

being a scout

making a mess

being a good big brother

being silly


being a scout / helping make a fire

being a good big brother

being very silly


being a good big brother

reading by the fire

8 sounds so old, but I sure am enjoying having such big kid around here.

I don't know what we would do without our Kilian!

Not very loved

Can you tell?

Friday, November 6, 2009

Kid Quotes

Lucy: I have fat legs.

Me: What??!!?? (they are seriously toothpicks!)

Lucy: Just like Oliver, my legs are fat. (Then she proceeds to show me how her thighs are about the same size as Oliver's). She must have overheard me saying how much I love, love, love his "fat baby legs".


Camille to Kilian: Oh look, here is the 'T-Rexasaurus'!


Kilian to Lucy: I 'pacifically' told you that you can only.....(insert complicated rules to his made up game here).


Halloween 2009

Remember our unhappy flower from Halloween 2008? (click here and scroll down to the 4th picture for a reminder)
Well, we started out with an unhappy Lion for Halloween 2009.
We took off the costume for a picture with my four and cousin Avery (a happy flower).

Then we put the costume back on once we learned that only kids in costume actually get the candy in their buckets.

What fine ninja moves - don't break my camera, please! Kilian was actually Superman for the school Halloween parade, but wanted to switch to last year's ninja costume for Saturday night. I liked the Superman better, so maybe this will teach me not to forget my camera for school functions.

No candy for them this year, so the babies chat about how unfair their lives are. They don't look disgruntled, do they?


Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Accessorized Insomnia

Kilian and Lucy have been doing a great job of going to bed and falling asleep when they are asked on school nights. Camille on the other hand....not so much.

I just find it so hard to be a consistent disciplinarian when she comes out of her room looking like this:

The Game

I started this post right after the big game on 10/24, but am just now returning to finish it up.

Since we moved to this area 3 years ago, Texas Tech has had a good (at times very good) football team. We get to hear and read about just how good they are nonstop. That is fine - I grew up going to Tech games and I always loved them...until I became an Aggie.

During the fall of my freshman year at A&M (1995) - something went wrong and it had not been made right until Saturday, 10/24. We (the Aggies) had not won a single football game in Lubbock since 1993.

Brad bought 2 tickets to this year's game and I was reluctant to go. When it started looking like the weather was going to be nice enough to take Oliver and we were able to get one of our favorite babysitters for the other three kids, I decided that I would go instead of letting Brad take a friend.

Two weeks before A&M played Tech, Tech beat KSU (66-14) and one week before KSU beat us (62-14). Needless to say, we were expected to witness a big loss.

Early in the first quarter I was trying to get a picture of Oliver, and a very nice Tech family sitting behind us offered to take one of the 3 of us. It was a tie game and I wanted to picture before things got ugly.

but they didn't get ugly at all! Well, that is if I don't count the language of a few students beside us. I sure hope Oliver doesn't choose those words to say first.

Even though the crowd was loud and we were right by the Fightin' Texas Aggie band, Oliver caught a nice nap.
We didn't remember to bring our 12th Man towels, but one guy in the band made up for it. Even in my low quality picture (below) you can make out the super long while towel that one guys is spinning around. I thought it was clever at first, but I was mostly impressed with how he didn't hit any fellow band members in the head with it because it was weighted with a tennis ball or something on the end. (click on the picture to expand)

The nice family behind offered to take a picture almost every time A&M scored, and we politely declined until late in the 4th quarter.

See all those empty seats around us? Lots of Raider fans didn't return after half-time.

Seconds away from winning...