Saturday, September 19, 2009

Say WHAT?!?!

I don't normally make it a habit to 1) post profanity on my blog and 2) take pictures while driving. This, however, is an extreme exception and technically I still haven't done either. I came upon this truck at a stop light (the RED light clearly visible in the photo), so I wasn't driving. And as far as the profanity goes, well, you'll just have to see it to believe it.

Wait a second...does that say what I think it says?

Oh. My. Gosh. It IS what I thought...
Let's just hope that 'Bren' and the kids go with her last name on paper and not 'Phil

Thursday, September 17, 2009

I'm Thinking She Likes Gymnastics.

Soooo, on Monday I took Lydia to a 'trial' gymnastics class. When I put this leotard on her, she said, 'simmin'?' which is Lydia speak for swimming. I told her no and tried explaining it to her, which luckily for me, seemed to work. Not sure how she knew or figured it out, but the moment we stepped into the building, she was giddy excited.
I mean bouncing off the walls,
can't-wait-to-climb-or-jump-on-something exuberant. Needless to say she thoroughly enjoyed herself and wasn't quite ready to leave when the class was over. We still have another gym to check out before we pick one, but I know this next time it won't be so difficult to explain it to her. She still gets excited and lights up whenever we mention gymnastics or the leotard.

Feeling like such a big girl!

'Leotard!' Or something that sounds like a cross between leotard and guitar.
Doesn't translate well into written word.

SO proud!

Excited for gymnastics!

Checking out the lay of the land in every possible corner.

Now, it doesn't look like she's enjoying herself right here. Of course, I didn't have my camera near me when she was crawling around in the foam pit, throwing foam everywhere and squealing. No, I get it when she's tired and wants to get out!

Trying her best to crawl up this contraption. Definitely her least favorite of all the apparatus, but again, didn't have my camera with me as I was playing along with her.

To Pooped to Party

Apparently the 34-7 KU victory against UTEP wasn't as exciting as we thought...

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Way to Go 'Bods!

We took Lydia to her first WU game on 09/04 for their home opener. Lydia loved every minute of it, too. Cade had a blast as well. The 'Bods thoroughly enjoyed themselves, putting an 82-21 hurt on New Mexico Highlands Cowboys, setting a school record for points scored on an opponent. And I'm pretty sure I've NEVER heard fans cheer 'Warm up the bus!' during the first quarter. Yes, the Bod Squad actually chanted that during the first quarter. But can you blame them, really? It's like NMH didn't even show up. Some stats from the game:

* The Ichabods were 10 of 10 in red zone scoring opportunities.
* The 82 points broke the school record which was set during the 1900 season when the Ichabods beat Fort Riley 80-0. Against collegiate competition, the Ichabods topped St. Mary's of the Plains 79-3 on Sept. 9, 1978.
* The 61-point margin of victory tied for the fifth-largest win by an Ichabod team.
* The Ichabods used 62 different players against the Cowboys.
* The Ichabods went the entire game without punting.
* The 534 yards of total offense was the most since the Ichabods recorded 518 against Southwest Baptist on Oct. 10, 2007.
* The last time the Ichabods blocked a punt for a touchdown was on Sept. 23, 2005 when Jake Lebahn returned a Chris Brown blocked punt 15 yards against Southwest Baptist on Sept. 23, 2005 for a touchdown.
*The Ichabods had nine different receivers receive at least one pass.
* Travis Mosby led the Ichabods with 103 all purpose yards with 66 receiving yards and 37 kickoff return yards.
Not bad, huh?

Lydia was excited when we told her we were going to a football game.

My favorite 'Achabods' (Lydia speak for Ichabods.)

Playing catch with some of Dane Simoneau's (WU QB) family before the game.

Nice one!

'I love you, man!'
'No man, I love you!'

The whole team and staff walking from Whiting to the field through a tunnel of fans.

Not sure when we got a Mexican Ichabod.
Maybe he just got a killer tan during summer break.

Cade made me take of picture of this (mutant mini Nilla Wafers)
and promise to put it on the blog.

Oh, man. This takes me back...

'Go Achabods!'

So lovely.


This was the score.

'Go Big Blue!'

Our boys in blue.

This was the score when we left. We were pretty sure Washburn was gonna get a W at the end of this one.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Sk8r Boi

Cade received a skateboard for his birthday and he has been enjoying getting acquainted and comfortable riding it. We've had no major spills or injuries to report (knock on wood) and he is now ready to loosen the wheels. Thing is, we have no idea how to do it. Is there a special tool? Can you use a regular socket wrench? Who in the world do you even call with these kind of questions. Poor kid. He's got parents who are the least likely to know any of this. Good thing he doesn't yet know it, though. We've done a pretty good job of faking it so far but I've got a feeling that's not going to work much longer.


Oh well. It was a good ride.

It's amazing that he didn't fall off or get tripped up on our dirty driveway. It had stormed the night before and it was filthy. Not to mention the grass in the cracks. Don't worry. It's all cleaned up now. At least until the next storm. Nasty oak trees.

I have to mention this, too:
Lydia kept saying, "Good job, Brugga! You did it!" Precious.