Lil’ Kickers in Indy

6 01 2007

Lil’ Kickers 

 My son, who is still 2 months away from turning 3, started soccer classes today and I was really impressed with the whole program. I’ve gotten a lot of questions about pushing kids into sports, but this is not really a sporting event. (We’re not those over-obsessed parents you always see on the news!) This class is more of a child development course than anything else – and it Rocks!

Today, we practiced balance, teamwork, listening skills and mental imagery. My son had a great time playing and exercising during a season where most kids are locked in the house. I was out there with him for the duration of the 1 hour class and we were both sweating at the end! Our coach, Gavin, is amazing with kids and I can see why this program is becoming so popular around the country. There are only 2 locations that I found in Indy for this program, one in Carmel and one on the westside. They offer a free class to check it out! After our class we signed up for a 12 week committment on the spot. We even got our son’s uniform the same day!

Thanks to Mamaw and Papaw for coming and holding the videocamera~! We are so glad you could make it!

We can’t wait to see the video!

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Recycling in Hendricks County

18 12 2006

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I often have a hard time, especially around the holidays, finding drop off points for recycling.

I was cleaning out my garage this weekend and found probably 2 dozen old paint cans that were left by the previous owner. I offered them up on Freecycle, but if no one wants them, what do I do? HCWM has a great amount of info on their site and you can request an actual hardcopy guide by email. It lists where to take what (paint, antifreeze, batteries…) and contact info for every drop-off point. Great Job, Guys!

(EDIT: Computer recycling info here @ Recycleindy.com!)





Congrats little brother on your Jeep!

26 10 2006

I’ve owned a 78 CJ7, an 89 YJ, and a 97 TJ and I loved them all! My brother Clint has stepped up and now is the proud owner of a shiny 95 YJ of his own!

Clint's Jeep

Congrats Bro!

Crowe





Cicadas Everywhere

13 08 2006

I’ve seen and heard more Cicadas this year than in a long time. (Originally I said Locusts, which after a bit of researching, was incorrect. They are actually Tibicin.) Their shells are everywhere, all over the tree in our yard. This morning I was out with the kids and saw several hatching out of their shells and I watched for a few before getting my camera. It’s both digusting and amazing to watch these bugs emerge, their new wings still rolled up, and fly away once they’ve managed to get free. I took a few pictures:

Locust Emerging from Shell

Tibicin with Wings Spreading Out

Click on the photos for larger images….