It was awesome to see such a big crowd show up for the pep rally for the girl's basketball team.
Day 64 (picture 1 of 2 for the day)
February 26 -- The team
The girls were getting ready to load up the bus and head to Des Moines.
Day 64 (picture 2 of 2 for the day)
February 27 -- Disappointed
I was really hoping that today's photo was going to be the opposite of disappointed for us, but sadly: our girl's basketball team lost their first round tournament game. This was taken in McDonald's with my cell phone. The look on his face isn't really disappointed, it's more of the "get the camera out of my face" kind of a look. His face wasn't at all sharp, so I used a Lightroom Preset (Color Creative: Old Polar) on this to push the edginess.
I got these brand-new NIke's at Shoe Carnival the other night, I was so excited to find them. I was waiting for Mark to try on a milion pair of basketball shoes, so I wandered the men's athletic aisle and was so glad these felt good because they are so awesomely cool. Totally perfect for wearing whenever I'm in school colors. Miles thinks I dress in those colors so I can match him. He is also wondering why I'm taking such a weird picture and interrupting his meal.
I was trying to get a picture of Katie's ears flopping in the high winds, but nothing turned out. Mostly what I got were looks that clearly meant "Why the heck are you taking my picture and not letting me back in the house. It's COLD OUT HERE."
March 1 -- Full of Luck
Will was pretty proud of himself. He figured out that the HDMI cable that plugs in to the PS3 will also plug in to his laptop. Which means he can play his PC based games on the BIG TV. He's a pretty lucky kid.
March 2 - Reading
I asked the boys for ideas about how to depict "reading," but their ideas included putting a hat on the cat, in honor of Dr. Seuss's birthday. They would not concede the inherent holes in their idea (literally, if they cat got his claws involved…), so I was on my own.
I ended up deciding to take a picture of the books that everyone is reading right now. We've long since graduated from "Cat in the Hat" (and those books are all stored in a closet somewhere…).
From the bottom up: Joe is reading the Zombie book, Will is reading the video game based book, Mark is working on the Lincoln Child thriller, and me? Well, I am between books: I haven't picked the next one I'm going to read. It'll probably be something on Nook and/or phone, plus I'm listening to "The Way of the Kings" by Brandon Sanderson.
I did make the books pose with the cat, as my nod to the good doctor and his birthday.
The cat tried to eat the books.
March 3 -- Look me in the eye
It's a surprise to no one that the boys will be tall. Dad is 6'4", Mom is 5'10". I've been buying increasingly larger shoes thinking "Pretty soon the rest of their body is going to catch up with their puppy dog feet." I think my dismay at discovering that they are now 5'5" is not that they are so tall, but that it is no longer a "some day you'll be really tall" thing, it's a "holy crap, you are going to be tall tomorrow" kind of a thing. I'm not going to be looking them in the eye for long: I'm going to be the one looking up at them…