Friday, November 23, 2007

Wooo, Pig, Soooie

Whew, what a game. I think it was the only one I actually watched this year as opposed to listening to. What a game. Everyone needs to call Shaun's cell phone and listen to his new message. Make sure you leave him a message of condolence.

LSU 48, Arkansas 50

Here's a recap for those who missed it.

In other news, all is well. Well, mostly, Eli's sick and the rest of us will probably have it within the week. Last Sunday the nursery workers at church painted Emily's nails. They apparently had to all but force feed her cheerios to keep her thumb out of her mouth while it dried.

Also on Sunday we went and checked out the Two Rivers Park. It was pretty nice. We took Eli's bike and Emily's trike. Both enjoyed riding on the relatively flat terrain. While there they got to see a herd of deer. They were unafraid enough that 4 kids running and yelling and such didn't spook them. We also got to see an ultralight plane. It was rather loud. I went out on Monday and rode a fair amount of the trails. Looks to be a good place to ride.

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Fun filled, action packed

Wow, what a weekend.

We took the kids to Memphis Saturday afternoon through Sunday afternoon. It was 24 hours of fun. We spent the afternoon/evening with Alicia's aunt and uncle who moved to Collierville (hope I spelled that right) over the summer. I'm not sure who had more fun, the kids or the great-aunt and uncle. It being the night with an extra hour the kids had an extra hour of playtime. They both seem to have taken to the time change pretty well. Both were exhausted by the time bedtime rolled around but they both slept decently for being in a strange place.

Sunday morning we headed over to the Memphis Zoo to meet a couple of Alicia's high-school friends and their kids. They served as wonderful tour guides for the visit. Eli and Joel hit it off. Both kids tell us their favorite part of the Zoo was the Pandas.

Well, enough of my yacking, onto the pictures.

They both enjoyed watching the pandas. They were in their day-rooms eating breakfast (or maybe a mid-morning snack) instead of outside but that was OK.

Emily decided to imitate Eli while watching some monkeys.

Too cute to not grab a picture of. Siblings strolling along holding hands. It didn't last long.

Trying to get a better view of the rhino.

Kicking back for a rest.

I think they were looking into the polar bear pool. They were sunning themselves instead of swimming though.

The three musketeers

Who needs animals. Matt and I considered just buying a pay-per-use binocular thing. We'd treat is as a time-share. Alternate houses. Then our wives reminded us we would have to transport it. Oh well...

The baby (1 year old) giraffe was cute.

Mesmerized by the alligator (or maybe crocodile, don't remember which)

A tired girl enjoying her lunch.

Friday, November 02, 2007

We failed....

Well, despite our best efforts we failed to take 500 pictures with our new camera in it's first month of ownership. We only managed to take 499. We'll try to better in the upcoming months.

Halloween was successful. The time change not occurring until a week later works out pretty well for folks with young kids. There was a gang of 8 kids (Eli being the oldest, Emily the youngest) working their way around the street before 6:30. It brought back memories of how Halloween was supposed to be. In recent years it's been rather sparse.

Anyway, onto what you all come to the blog for, pictures of the kids.

The pumpkins at night

The kids enjoyed sorting the candy

Ready to go

And the pumpkins during the day