Wednesday, March 09, 2011

SPC - 'The Seven Dwarfs' - #2


This past Saturday night, my church hosted a Father/Daughter banquet complete with catering, entertainment, getting dressed up, formal portraits, etc. This was right up Hannah's alley and I was happy to attend with her. She is a special girl and worthy of such special treatment. It was a good night for us.

Special thanks to Dwayne Smith and his family for a wholly selfless act to take charge of this event and make it enjoyable for all in attendance.

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

This will be a day long remembered...

Did I mention that I finally let the kids watch Star Wars?
Did I mention that I finally let the kids watch Star Wars?

We recently let the kids watch Star Wars (1977) for the first time. They were both aware of some of the ships and characters from toys and clothing and a general awareness of Pop Culture, but they hadn't actually seen the movie.

My hope had always been that both kids would be ready to watch it at about the same time and that's pretty much how it worked out. They both liked it, of course, and are anxious to see the other films in the series. We're letting them watch the original a few more times before we launch into any others.

Even though it is unlikely that I saw the original film in theaters (as a three-year-old), I keep telling them how I had to wait three years between films. Besides, Empire is so much darker than the first film. We'll see how it goes.

A friend sent me this on Facebook when I mentioned it there:

In other news...

Pee Wee Basketball 2011
Pee Wee Basketball 2011

Harrison had Pee Wee basketball on Saturdays in February again this year. He did much better this year. I didn't have to physically control his unwilling body this time, so that's a step in the right direction.

Friday, March 04, 2011

Photo Friday - 'Turbulence'

Shelf Cloud

Got a bit nervous when I was this one approaching last summer. It never ended up producing severe storms in our area, only a bit of rain as I recall. Still the structure was impressive.

I couldn't get the panorama to stitch right, so I just left it like this.

Thursday, March 03, 2011

SPC - 'The Seven Dwarfs' - #1


Well, I may have gone off my rocker (possibly from that poison apple), but I have chosen 'The Seven Dwarfs' as the challenge theme for Self Portrait Challenge for the month of March.

The challenge: depict the Name/Attribute of one of the seven dwarfs: