Monday, June 18, 2012

A Girl!

19 weeks, 3 days, 1 baby girl.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Safari Week Photos

The Late Night Benediction team before the race.

Jon and me at the start.

Amery's first trip to the beach. King Fisher Beach at Port O'Connor.

With cousin Jax. The water was that shallow halfway out that big pier in the background.
The guys at the Victoria checkpoint on Monday afternoon.  Looking a little tired.

Waiting at Seadrift for Papa to get in on Tuesday evening.

They made it! It took them 80 hours and they finished in 63rd place at 18:05 on Tuesday.

The guys at the finish line.

Happy to have Papa home safe with us!

Saturday, June 09, 2012

Friday, June 08, 2012

Flashback Friday

The last time these two were together (April 2011), they looked a little something like this:

Not-so-little-anymore Avah and Amery are together again for a week of fun in Texas.  Upcoming events include seeing Papa off on the Water Safari, swimming in the pool, spending some time on the Texas Coast, and fighting over a stuffed Mickey Mouse that neither one cares about unless the other one has it.

Monday, June 04, 2012

First School Program

Every year, Amery's school holds a pre-K graduation ceremony and the 3- and 4-year-olds perform songs with their classes.  This was a couple of weeks ago now, but I finally got one of the videos off the camera.  I have a few others I'll upload later, but I wanted to get this one on here first because the song is meaningful to us.  This is the song Slippery Fish as performed by our friend Fredie.  He and Jon grew up together in Austin.  He and his brother Ralph performed at Amery's 3rd birthday party and we will never be able to outdo the awesomeness of that party because of them.  Right around that time, I gave a copy of Freddie's CD - Kazoo It! - to Amery's teacher, and she loved it so much she passed it around to the other classrooms.  They loved it so much that they decided to use the Slippery Fish song as part of their big end-of-year program.  Here's a video.  Amery is in the front row.  I've included the lyrics below the video since it's nearly impossible to figure out what the kids are screaming singing.

Slippery Fish
by Freddy N Friendz

Slippery fish, slippery fish swimming in the water.
Slippery fish, slippery fish - GULP, GULP, GULP!
Oh no! He's been eaten by an...

Octopus, octopus squiggling in the water.
Octopus, octopus - - GULP, GULP, GULP!
Oh no! He's been eaten by a...

Tuna fish, tuna fish flashing in the water.
Tuna fish, tuna fish - GULP, GULP, GULP!
Oh no! He's been eaten by an...

Great white shark, great white shark lurking in the water.
Great white shark, great white shark - GULP, GULP, GULP!
Oh no! He's been eaten by a...

Humongous whale, humongous whale spouting in the water.
Humongous whale, humongous whale - GULP, GULP, GULP!
Oh no!
No more fish.

Oh right, I also wanted to share a cute picture of Amery that Jon took before the performance.  I've included both the cropped and uncropped versions because, well, you'll see.