Archive for May, 2010

May 28

Friday, May 28th, 2010


Mom shot this from inside the house…

The kids were in the middle of a massive watergun
fight.  (Both of them recently got new guns)


BTW: Mom got two tadpoles from school!  We are nursing them to
froghood and then releasing them into the wild.

One of our friends will be watching them while we travel.

May 27

Friday, May 28th, 2010


Aunt J went to dinner with us at Shalos.  An independent southside
restaurant/bar.  (they have over 80 beer selections)

May 26

Friday, May 28th, 2010


Last Day of School!

The kids (and especially Mom) are ready for summer break!

May 25

Friday, May 28th, 2010


Bicycle Garage gave a 20% discount if if rode to work on
bike to work week.  (last week)

 I did and used my discount to get this very visible
jersey jacket for dark early morning trips to work.
(hopefully it will make my bunny worry less)

May 24

Monday, May 24th, 2010


Every month all students with perfect attendence are entered in a
contest to win prizes.

This month, Little Man one his age group!

He won this cool Schwinn bike and a $60 gift certificate to Target!

NOTE: Little Man is eight, his Schwinn bicycle would have cost
$99 dollars.  (if he bought it)

When I was eight, my parents bought me a Schwinn and it was
$99!  (although my bike was a StingRay)


This is another classic Little Lady self portrait!

May 23

Monday, May 24th, 2010


Packing up the site.  Mom did a great job cleaning up everything, and
I packed it up.  The car was stacked tight.  Thank goodness for all of
those games of Tetris.


Little Lady talked our neighbors out of some sausages.

May 22

Monday, May 24th, 2010


We went on a 2 mile hike!

This holy tree was still alive at the top!


These were rocks near Wolf Cave.  The cave was closed
to protect the bats.  There is a disease that doesn’t affect
humans, but does affect bats.  They are trying to keep the
bats safe.

BTW: I am not into caving.  The idea of being flat on my belly,
crawling around with water flowing under me.  Nope… not me.


Snack time!


This hollowed tree was just after a series of creek hops.


This was one of our creek hops.  We all love waterfalls, even small ones.


Little Lady is facinated with fungus.  We saw at least eight different
varieties of fungus.  She is our little explorer.


We found another hollowed out tree.  This one was alive
at the top.  The tree was hollow 2-3 feet above
Little Lady’s head.


This tree was pulled up by its roots.

May 21

Monday, May 24th, 2010


Mom’s Club campout!

Four families went to McCormick’s Creek State Park to camp for
the weekend.

The kids had a blast!  They played tag all weekend on the paths
between the campsites and the playground.

May 20

Monday, May 24th, 2010


Soccer Awards Night!

Every year, they do a photo montage.  This year Little Lady
was included several times!  (The photographer was there the
day Little Lady’s team only had three players)

May 19

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010


I rode to work today!  (unfortunately, it was also
the first ride of the year for me!)

My neck hurts, my ass hurts, but I had a great time!
(I am in pretty good shape, but I am not in bike shape)

Many, many thanks to Uncle D who gave me this totally
cool jersey for my birthday.