Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Reflections Art Competition

The boys entered in the school's reflections art contest again this year. They both entered in the same category. Blake took 1st and Derek took third. Derek took it well but it didn't hurt that last year he took first.

The event had a very lovely MC.

The theme this year was "Diversity Means". Here is Derek's entry.

Here is Blake's.

Indoor Soccer

Blake and Derek are playing in door soccer this winter. They play on the same team as the summer league so they are still playing up a year (they are younger than most of the kids). There was only room left in the "Gold" division so all the teams they play are really, really good. They've been taking it well and the whole team is really improving. They didn't win again tonight but I was very proud of how hard both of them played.

The lighting isn't great so it makes it hard to get good photos.

Blake & Derek's Concert

Here are some shots from Blake and Derek's semi-annual Orchestra concert. They really are getting to be quite good.

Amy helps out with the Cellos. The director asked her to play in the concert.

Pumpkin Patch & Museum

This is our last vacation post. We hit the museum on the OU campus in Norman.

We later met some friends at a pumpkin patch.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Family & Friends

The real reason for our vacation wasn't to visit places but to visit people. We spent a lot of time with family that we hadn't seen in a long time. 

We also got a chance to spend some time with friends.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Texas State Fair

We spent a really fun day at the Texas State Fair. 

The bird show was really great. It was a little strange how similar it was to the bird show at the local zoo where we have season passes. They even used the same funny stunt where the "volunteer" from the audience falls in the water when frightened by a bird.

Brandon loved his dolphin.

This is a sculpture made from butter. Yeah, I don't know why either.

On our way out we were all pretty tired but we stopped to see the fireworks show.

That's "Big Tex" in the background. I know. He is shaped a little strangely.

Click below to see the fireworks in action. 

At the Texas state fair you can get just about anything deep fried. I mean ANYTHING.

Deep fried biscuits and gravy.