Monday, September 27, 2010

Mia on Monday - Fall

The above pic is from last Fall (Mia's first Halloween), but wanted to use it today since it is that time of year again.  I got out all my Halloween decorations yesterday.  Mia loves to try to bite the straw hair on the decorative pumpkins.

And she stared out the front window for a long time trying to figure out what the big thing near the door was - our blow up grim reaper.

Pic from Halloween '08

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Kiss Me

Some pics from the Rockin' the Park concert I went to at Pizza Hut Park yesterday.  The event included Kiss, Daughtry, Pat Green, Drowning Pool, The Envy and The Academy Is.  By the time I got there, I caught Pat Green, Daughtry and Kiss.  Which was just as well.  It was so freaking hot until the sun went down a little bit later.  My feet were killing me when I got home, too.  I don't know how Kiss does it night after night; have continued to do it all these years.  I felt like I needed a foot soak and massage.

One of their trailers as I was walking toward the park.

Field area, which is where my ticket was for but it was too hot down there (did I already mention it was hot?!), so I went back upstairs where I stayed the rest of the time.

Pat Green.

Daughtry - they sounded really good.  His drummer was awesome!

Kiss! This was my first time seeing them.  So cool!  I got hundreds of pics, but will try to narrow it to just a few of my favorites.


Eric Singer on drums (from the jumbotron, since it was hard to see him where I was)

Eric Singer sings Beth.

Tommy Thayer's guitar solo.

Paul flying out over crowd to smaller stage to sing I Was Made For Loving You.

See if you can find Gene in all that confetti.

Fireworks after the show!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Rat Race

The oldest's rat trap car for his physics class.  Fun stuff!  It's supposed to go at least 5 meters, and it went about 15 when we tried it out. 

Materials used:

4 CDs
1 rat trap
4 eye hooks
Part of 1 coat hanger
6 balloons (1 for each wheel, 2 for wheel grips)
Wooden dowel cut to make 2 axles
String (we used kite string) - String is tied around rear axle, so when you release the trap, it pulls the string off of rear axle like a top and makes the car go.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Satuday Sightings - Blue Skies

Part of Patriot's Day celebration at the football stadium this morning - vintage military planes, piloted by former military pilots.

Photo courtesy of SB

Monday, September 06, 2010

Saturday, September 04, 2010

She's a Rainbow

The pretty double rainbow after this past week's storm.