March 30, 2009
I made you wait today because something needed my attention. End-of-month bills. Including the last tuition installment of the academic year for Davis (Yes, I am smiling and planning what I will do with next month's cushion). It also took me some considerable amount of time to upload the disk of photos from yesterday's big event at the Lady Aggie soccer match into the slide show you see to the left bar. I'm not entirely through yet, but I'm tired of waiting so I will add shots as they become available.
Erin had a rather big weekend. We rolled into Friday with a visit from our dear, sweet Uncle Dave and Aunt Norma. Then the Wunneburgers and Ms. Radencic came by and Wii'd and bead'd. Aunt Kat rounded out the crew.
On Saturday we got the board games going: both Apples to Apples and Taboo.
And I guess I need to explain the title of the post. When my sisters and I were little, my mom would distract us in the car by having us play a game where we would look for road signs that had interesting, hmm, potential for a game we would play. It required switching the first letters of the words in the sign, so that Speed Limit becomes Leed Spimit. Can you guess what a Fart Est is?
That's right. The various schools in Bryan's district had their annual Art Fest. Erin had two pencil drawing displayed (I think Ms. Morris had hoped to put in Erin's perspective drawing, but sadly it remains in the studio, unfinished).
Sunday we got to entertain our favorite Congressman, Chet Edwards, who came to town to watch the Aggies play baseball (yeah 6-5 over Kansas).
We all wish we could have joined all our friends and Erin Fans in the Lady Aggies win over TCU. I can not help but get choked up over how much trouble everyone went to to honor Erin. The Aggies have never worn something other than their official uniform in a game. And the TCU team added to the spirit of the game by adding green laces to their shoes. Thanks to everyone involved, from the planners to the fans to those of you in far-flung places who wore green in solidarity! Special thanks to Lisa V. who originated the scheme, to Coach G. who made it possible, to the Barretts who organized the fund drive for Lunch for Life, and to Terri G. who took all the fab photos! You can view some other great action shots of the Lady Aggies at play at this link.
Most of you may want a little Erin health information. The biggest news to report is that Erin finally got over the nasty virus and started eating again about a week ago. You can see that she is still exceptionally thin, but she's has really picked up the pace and eats three (small) meals every day plus snacks. We will check counts tomorrow and see where we stand there. Otherwise, the last six days have been a steady improvement in spirit, energy, and activity.