Friday, December 23, 2011
I'll get a better picture when the day is bright and it's not under trees. It shows up blue here, but it is actually Charcoal. (polished metal metallic according to the color chart) First NEW car we have had.
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Sunday, December 18, 2011
_____Jeff chose a nice warm hat only to discover it contained ear phones too.
Thursday, December 15, 2011
(I bet the poor Kuemper boy that made the foul feels terrible)
Thursday, December 8, 2011
_____Height was a factor in the loss again tonight. This photo isn't a sharp as I like, but with available light this is what I got, but it shows the height difference.
_____This combination, that played the 2nd and 4th quarters of the B game would have been winners if they had only kept score those quarters. As it was we lost by 1 point. The boys can only play 6 quarters a day. So when they play in 4 quarters of the A game, they can only play in 2 more quarters in the next game. This B game helped them regain some of the confidence they lost the first game.
_____Next week we play Kuemper. Kuemper beat Carroll (the team that beat us badly, 68-15) by 40 points.....
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Monday, November 28, 2011
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
- ___Tonight was the first game of the season. We played Nevada in Nevada. Calvin was captain and played most of the time and didn't play the B game. They lost 9 - 49. The other team had a size advantage, but we knew that after playing them for football. It shows up even more on the basketball court. Our boys played hard the whole game and had some good plays. It wasn't a good gym for pictures. Not enough light, or I need to sit down front or something.
Monday, November 21, 2011
Thursday, November 10, 2011
____Pictured is how Cedar Rapids takes care of their leaves. People rake them to the curb and they have trucks that vacuum them up. No fires, no sacking them up, no hauling them away.
Friday, November 4, 2011
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Monday, October 31, 2011
Friday, October 28, 2011
_____Last evening 5-6 we went uptown to watch trick and treaters. What a crowd. One store had 600 treats and ran out. That is a close a count as available. We were in front of Ben Franklin and people were coming from both directions. This is toward the end and it was thinning out some. (I have more pictures on facebook.) Some people we knew, but many we had never seen before. The Rec Center and Library both had treats also. Lots of adults dressed up too. Deb G. had 3 sacks of 350 treats. She said she gave 2 pieces and wouldn't give to those taller than she was.... though she admits to being vertically challenged, she's not THAT short. Her treat bag was running out too.
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
_____Perry won 18-6. That makes a 0-6 record for this year. Last season they had some wins against bigger town in the AAU program. But they also had less kids and boys that had played since 3rd grade. This year they had many that hadn't played football before along with the boys that had played. Now it will soon be time for basketball!
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
_______Another loss. This time 36 - 0. Calvin played all game except for the kickoff receiving team, and with the score, there were more than usual! Pictured is of Calvin on his way to assist with a tackle. (The white shoes and black socks) One more game next Monday.
Sunday, October 9, 2011
____Saturday Abbey cheered for BV at Central in Pella. We went down and joined other family members to take part. BV had a great first half to lose in the second half. We all went out to eat after the game before heading our separate ways. (Calvin had his radio ear bud listing to the Iowa game and couldn't concentrate on both games at the same time, so had his head buried part of the time. Jeff had the other ear bud in his ear listening and reporting to the guy behind us when the score changed.) Iowa lost too. Dave was busy farming and missed the fun. (Abbey is in the back in the tower formation. That is her usual spot, so no decent photos showing her then.)