Monday, November 30, 2009

Hockey Night

We continue our world tour of sports with Ty and find ourselves now sitting a few rows above the ice at the new hockey arena here in Cedar Park, TX. Welcome to the Texas Stars, an AHL affiliate of the Dallas Stars.

Ty got into the action quickly and loved when the skaters banged against the boards nearby. His favorite part though was watching a dancing puck on the video screen while it stomped out "We Will Rock You".

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Balloon Animals

A blue tiger? Yup that's what he asked the girl making balloon animals recently at a restaurant we went to. So she did. Afterward he explained it's the school mascot. So there.

Ty was a bit bummed though that the animal had a short lifespan of a few days before it lost most of the air and looked all deformed. Luckily we have this picture to preserve both of them at their finest.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

I Lost My Toof

Another milestone in the life of Ty. He lost his first tooth on the top (3 already gone on the bottom). It was super loose all week and then we got a little assistance on the removal. Ty had a dentist appointment Thursday morning and they agreed with Dad that the tooth needed to go. A little bit of numbing of the gum and Ty didn't feel a thing. It was so cute too because they polished the tooth and stuck it in a tiny treasure chest all ready for the tooth fairy to pick up.

Monday, November 09, 2009

Fall Awards Ceremony at School

Ty's school recently held an assembly to honor the Kindergarten kids for their first nine weeks of progress. Personally I don't remember this type of thing when I was little, but hey we give kids ribbons and trophies these days for just showing up.

Ty was so excited to get his little dog tag with 2 additional recognitions attached. The lighting was pretty bad in the room and Dad did his best to get some good shots. Here he is coming down off the stage holding his prize.

Congratulations little guy from all your family. Keep up the good work.

Thursday, November 05, 2009

The Spurs and KD

Ty and I recently went to an NBA exhibition game held right here in Austin. It featured the San Antonio Spurs against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Being down the road from San Antonio, it should have been a home game for the Spurs, but the Thunder were the "home" team because of their star, Kevin Durant. Durant was a former Texas Longhorn basketball star whose jersey is retired in the rafters.

Ty and I rooted for the Spurs (who won) and it was awesome to see all the stars like Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili so close. We happened to be sitting just a few rows off the floor and behind the Thunder bench. Here's a close up of Durant from warm-ups and also a shot of Ty with some bangers I brought along from a previous Spurs game.

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Trick or Treat

Halloween in Austin this year provided perfect weather and a full moon for the kids to cruise the neighborhood. Now that Ty is attending the local school, he has more friends who live nearby.

This year he dressed up as a Jedi knight (Anakin Skywalker, but without the mask). The real reason he chose this was for the light saber, rather than his knowledge or fanaticism over the Star Wars characters.

We hooked up with a large group of kids and the parents strolled along as they went from door to door. The second picture shows Ty with one of his classmates. Our readers can supply their own funny caption in the comment section if they would like.