Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Marble Madness

Time to show off some of Ty's gifts. Here is this awesome set where you construct a Rube Goldberg type contraption where the marble goes through several wacky twists and turns to reach the bottom. Ty's favorite part is where the marble can jump through the air. It took precise set up by Dad to pull that off. Now we have races with different colored marbles, but miraculously Ty always seems to win.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Happy Fifth Birthday

Ty turned five on Friday. His party was on Saturday. Gram and Gpop have been here all weekend and Dad is now just getting around to posting. More details on his party and their visit will be posted next time.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008


Babushka (Russian: ба́бушка, Russian pronunciation: [ˈbabuʂkə] ) is a Russian word meaning "grandmother," or more generally (but quite informally) "old lady."

Monday, September 22, 2008


Soccer season is now in full swing. We had our 2nd game this past weekend. They finally came up with a name for the team, "Blue Tigers". Ty wasn't entirely happy with that choice as he had suggested "Blue Jays" which received the 2nd amount of votes. Either way, he got lots of playing time because only four boys showed up which meant he was in for 3/4th of the entire game. Poor pooped five year olds running around in 90 degree plus heat (and it's late September mind you).

Dad presents two views of this scene. Above you see the action with Ty in pursuit of the ball. But a careful zoom in below reveals his Jordan-like facial expression. We could only hope that is a sign of future sports greatness.

Monday, September 15, 2008

The Ty-mnator

Dad, my huge muscles are starting to make this car seat feel puny. I think it is time to change to a boosta seat.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Vancouver and Ike

Dad has not been able to blog much the past week. I was in Vancouver, via Seattle. The weather was picture postcard perfect up there. Yesterday was a super long travel day as I woke up early in Vancouver, drove down to Seattle and then flew back to Austin ahead of the storms. Lucky to report we have seen no effects of the storm here in central Texas. As report file in about the Gulf Coast, some may not have been as lucky. All our Saturday activities here (soccer game) were canceled in anticipation of the storm. Ty and I will probably spend the day quietly and maybe take some extra clothes over to one of the shelters where evacuees from the coast have come to Austin.

We will return to our normal blogging soon with some new photos of Ty.

Saturday, September 06, 2008

I Get A Kick Out of You

Get ready friends... Ty is starting a new sport this fall. Look for a series of posts chronicling his new sporting adventures in the Round Rock Soccer Association.

Monday, September 01, 2008

Last Days of Summer?

A hurricane rips through the Gulf today, but here in Central Texas it is still sunny and near 100 degrees. Still no relief in sight for what has been one of the hottest and driest summers here in recent memory. We enjoyed the late afternoon at a nearby park that has these awesome sprinklers to run through. The key to getting shots like these is keeping the camera dry.

Hope everyone enjoyed their long weekend and our best wishes go out to those who might have been affected by the storms