Sunday, November 30, 2008

Street Cuisine

We were in the city on Friday to see the Calder show at The Whitney Museum. Any of you who will be in the NYC area while it's up should check it out. It features his famous wire sculptures of circus performers as well as other pieces made during the era. Ty and his cousin Swann really enjoyed it.

After the museum we walked a few blocks and grabbed a hot pretzel from a street cart. Can't beat that.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Thanksgiving Flashback #2

Just got back tonight from our annual trip to NYC and CT to visit Gram and G-Pop. While Dad sorts through the new pictures, here's another one from the past.

This was one of Ty's first visits to the Big Apple back in 2005. We were down in Chelsea checking out my brother's gallery. That wind chill really can sting.

This should be interesting to compare with a shot I took in the city this year. Hope everyone had a great Turkey day with their families.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Star of Texas

Playing Austin tourists again last weekend, we headed downtown. First we had lunch at Katz's Deli then it was off to play at the Zilker playground. A little chill in the air finally hitting us here and Ty showed off his new sweatshirt.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Carnival Days #2


Another shot from the fair. Ty is holding the puppy dog that dad won by throwing a few balls into a bucket. It took a few tries, but there was no doubt he would go home with a prize.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Carnival Days #1


The Austin State Fair was in town recently and we went down to check it out. I got Ty the wristband that gave him unlimited rides and he certainly took advantage of that. About 4 times on the carousel seen here (one time he got off and told me he thought the ride was shorter than the other times and he was "gypped").

His favorite though was this mini roller coaster that went around a small track. By the 3rd time on that one he was almost riding with his hands in the air. Dad stood by and held our drinks and winnings (a stuffed dog) while he played. The price I really paid for the day was massive allergies the following week from being outside in the dust for a few hours.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Five for Five


Today was Ty's last soccer game of the season. Only 3 of the kids were there, so Ty played the entire game. Our little Pele managed to beat his previous record of two goals in a game, with a whopping five! Congrats to Ty and the Tigers for an awesome season. We are all so proud.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Ty-rannosaurus


We visited Dinoland on display at Zilker's Botanical Garden. Life size replicas of dinosaurs that roamed the earth in ancient Texas. Scattered about were also nests filled with eggs. What amazes me is how the names and theories have changed sinced I was in school. Who would have thought they were closely related to birds?

This was our second dino nature walk. Here's a link to an earlier post from our visit to an exhibit in Bastrop. What's funny is I got Ty to do the roaring pose before.

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Austin's Growing Too

A beautiful weekend afternoon spent along Town Lake in Austin. In the distance is the familiar site for the skyline of downtown: cranes. When dad first moved here almost 12 years ago, the skyline looked a lot different. Luckily the things that make Austin beautiful, like this hike and bike trail, still remain intact and preserved.

Sunday, November 02, 2008

I am Iron Man



As promised, here are some shots of Ty with and without his mask. We went around the block with a couple of kids that we know from school. Within about 40 minutes our candy bucket was full and we returned to the house to then greet the older kids who came after dark.