Thursday, April 30, 2009

Pie-faced Principal

Here is Weber Elementary Principal Gibson taking a pie (or two) in the face as (I believe) a raffle award for top readers in the school.
One of the highlights of the photos are the kids in the background.  I also like the fact that some errant cream managed to spill into the spectators.  Great stuff!  

Sunday, April 26, 2009

All sorts of soccer shots

Peanut refereeing a kicker's match.
Chalupa refereeing a kicker's match.  They get $10/game.  Not bad for an hour's work as long as you don't get parents screaming at you.
This was the soccer highlight of the weekend.  Chalupa kicked a game tying penalty kick into the lower left hand corner of the net.  It was a sweet shot.  

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Charity Dinner

From the left: J.A. Mandy, Teej, Steve, Terry, Buzz, Side Track, Crazy and Mrs. Crazy, Renee and Scott.   This was seven course gourmet meal for 10 that was won in an Auction for March of Dimes.  A great time was had by all!
Author, Tim Johnston took in some friendly conversation.  Look for his book of short stories in your local independent book store beginning in November!  
Crazy, Mrs. Crazy and Renee, were following different captivating conversations.
Scott and Buzz getting caught up since our last get together.  Former housemates during a couple of Iowa Summer School sessions, who would have thought this is where we'd be 25 years later?  

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Two Rainbows?

The actual rainbow was much more dramatic than the picture.  But then again this was taken out the window of my car driving 70 mph (unofficially 80+?) on my way home from work.
I believe Chalupa just tossed a "rainbow" to Big Dawg. 

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Not a Packer Game

This is soccer in the upper midwest in April.  They say by Friday it'll be in the 80's!
A little pre-game warm-up (below) for the Chalupa in the net.  

Saturday, April 18, 2009

The First Burn - Smore City

Chalupa, Riley and Big Dawg go for the Smores.
"That was taaAaastie!"

Friday, April 17, 2009

Mana Mana On Friday Night

Riley, Chalupa, Peanut, Abby Normal 1, Big Dawg, Mouse, Abby Normal 2.  
Friday Night, Pizza Night, Chaos runs amok.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

First Tennis Victory!

Beaner serves on their way to a 6 - 1 double victory over the Jefferson J-Hawks.  Whoo Hooo!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Easter Bunny Was Here

Side Track helping Big Dawg read his Easter Card.
J.A. Mandy and Side Track exchange tales and the rest of the delinquents open their "baskets"
And the anticipation was palpable as Beaner opens something.

Decorating Eggs

Here are the Taylorettes decorating eggs.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Soccer Re-cap on Easter Eve.

Peanut (far right) is waiting for the ball to bounce her way.  Blizzards lost 5 - 1, in a humbling match.  The controlled the middle of the field but had nothing when it came to a presence around the important ends of the field.
Here is Chalupa leaving practice on Friday.  Practice paid off.  The Magic tied today 1 - 1.  Chalupa was in the net for the second half and remains perfect for the season.  

Meanwhile, Buzz Daddy is bed bound waiting for his back to return to something more mobile and less painful.  The 2009 running streak officially ended at 99 days.  Ironically, Buzz was bending over to lace his running shoes to make it 100 days of 2 miles or more when his back gave out.  The lingering pain from moving furniture a few weeks ago, quickly turned to a streak- halting debilitating condition that will require a few good meds, and bed-rest to heal.   

It's just a temporary setback, for now.  Happy Easter everyone!   

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Night Time Reading

Chalupa reading on the couch... behind "The Fort".   Every so often these forts rise from the dust and stick around for weeks.  For that matter... so do kids.
Here is Side Track reading "Goosebumps" to Big Dawg before he turns in for the night.  Making a fort is tiring work.  

Saturday, April 04, 2009

A New Season is Dawning

Big Dawg started the day with his first soccer match.  He scored a goal, and other than that... seemed to spend most of his time on the ground.

Here we see Sidetrack overlooking Peanut, Toots, and Chalupa as they watch Big Dawg play soccer. 

And last, we see Chalupa about to make a save in their 6 - 0 win over Marion.

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Another Practice in the can

Beaner (in red) is wrapping up today's tennis practice.  Yesterday was canceled due to wind (20 mph gusts) and temps in the 30's (brrrr).