Wednesday, September 26, 2007

University of Nebraska

One of the perks of being a counselor is that colleges and universities regularly invite me to lunches. Some places even invite me to campus for a visit, this time I even got to bring a guest. Last weekend David and I went to University of Nebraska at Lincoln, home of the Cornhuskers. We enjoyed a wonderful weekend away, just the two of us! We toured the campus extensively, had lovely meals in the Haymarket district, and best of all, attended the Nebraska vs. Ball State game. Have to say, Ball State has a wonderful quarterback and an even better running back. Fortunately for the 84,000 plus fans who were in attendance, Ball State missed a field goal with less than 20 seconds left!!! The people of Nebraska are very friendly and we are very impressed with their programs. A former student, Ashley, is there playing softball now and she showed us around to all the athletic facilities. Nebraska is only one of four self sustaining athletic programs, no money comes from the student body at large. Dave was not happy about cheering for the Huskers, his K State blood ran cold, but they were such good hosts, we found ourselves clapping and yelling with the best of them. Being in the stadium was an amazing feeling, it literally pulsated with pride and enthusiasm.
Thanks for a wonderful weekend Huskers!

Monday, September 17, 2007

Airplane Ride!

The other first of the summer for Kris and I was the airplane ride Uncle Roger took us on. Kye and Daddy weren't interested but Kris and I had a wonderful time seeing the Branson area from the sky. Kris was so not bothered by being in the air, he fell asleep! Thanks Uncle Rog for the fun morning!

At the lake!!!

My BIG BOY!! Dad and Kye the first day of 1st GRADE Daddy and the boys at Powell Gardens
Kye and Kris at the ball fields

Kye and Uncle Al


The Family

We've created this blog to keep friends and family in the "loop" so to speak. We hope to add comments and photos frequently as the boys are growing so fast.
Last weekend, Whitney's childhood friend, Andie and her husband, Mike were in town from FL. They are too far away but we were able to enjoy some shopping, eating, and of course 3 bottles of wine around the fire pit. We hit Zona Rosa art fair Sunday after lunch for as long as Kris could stand it(15-20 minutes!).
This summer was full of firsts-
Kye-first summer to really swim!!! By the end of the summer, he was jumping off of BaBa's boat without hesitation.
First base for Kye was his favorite position during his first season of Machine Pitch baseball. The team is finally showing signs of the basic concepts of baseball. They have come a long way in three years
First shower-in July, Kye informed us he no longer wanted to take a bath "those are for babies Mom", so we are now a full time shower taker. I think Kris secretly loves the one on one time in the tub with Mom or Dad.
Kris-Pseudo-big boy bed-the side of the crib is gone and he can come and go from his bed as he pleases. Sometimes it's more than Mom and Dad please but....
Swimming-with a life jacket in the lake all by himself, wanted no part of help from Mom and Dad
Talking-we were a little concerned that we weren't hearing a lot of language last spring. No need for concern, we're wondering now when we'll hear a little quiet!!! He says Thank You more than any other 2 year old I know and it's adorable!! Tancue is how it comes out.
Also a first for both boys is an aunt!!! Uncle Al got married this summer and now Aunt "Header" Heather is their favorite(and only!) aunt!
They looked awfully cute in their tuxes!
The weather is starting to turn colder it appears, except for today's 92 degree forecast. Soon it will be time to pick pumpkins and rake leaves!
Whitney, David, Kye, and Kris