Saturday, August 28, 2010


Becky here.
 It's the start of Dowling Catholic's tackle football season for nine year olds and Number 72's is our man to watch!  The team is called the Chiefs so he is wearing a red and white jersey. However, they played like the purple people eaters, especially on the defensive line, according to Grandpa Al.

Although I took the pictures, I have no idea what's going on.
 So, I'm turning the text writing over to Grandpa Al.
Here you go, Al.....
Hunter looked good as the nose guard on defense and  a tackle on offense. 
 His number is "72" (worn by his grandfather at various times in his glory days). He did the number proud with his blocking and tackling.  Relax Vikings, when old number "4"  finally calls it a day, we have Hunter Underwood waiting in the wings, ready to blaze a new trail as the superstar. 

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

First Day of School 2010

Hunter and Blake's traditional first day of school photo on the steps.  They also dressed themselves this morning.  Hunter got a haircut last night so he would look his best.  Blake did not understand why I insisted on running a little water through his hair to settle it down a bit.

Blake and Hunter get their own breakfast.  They no longer have Kids West to feed them so they are going to have to fend for themselves every morning!

Here they are getting on the bus with their buddy Jackson.  This will be the first time they have ridden the bus.  Their school is being renovated so all students will be riding the bus.  Should be an adventure.

Monday, August 23, 2010

5K and a Birthday

Dave is another year older. We celebrated by watching Blake and Adam run a 5K in 91 degrees.


Sunday, August 22, 2010

Blake and Hunter's Birthday Wish

This year Blake and Hunter opted for a weekend in Kansas City at Worlds of Fun and Ocean's of Fun over birthday parties.  Yeah! 

Here we are in front the of favorite attraction of the day.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

The Boys of Summer: Art Camp 2010

Jackson Pollack was here?
Nope. It's been painted by every student in the class.

Blake, the artchitect is recalling his memories of a roller coaster in Kansas City
as he constructs this paper sculpture.
Scroll to the bottom of this post for the finished results.

Hunter's at the age now where if we enter his class with a camera,
the other kids stick their fingers up in the air. Peace fingers.

Hunter's also at the age (stage) where art teachers
teach the "nine-heads-tall" proportion of the human body.
This'll be Dad Dave's birthday present.
I'm guessing that it's a portrait of Mr. Wonderful Dad.
Dad's birthday today, August 21.

In the end, Blake was so inspired by the Kansas City roller coaster that he made two versions of it...
Kansas City Roller Coaster I and Kansas City Roller Coaster II.
They were impossible to photograph separately so
I submit this stacked version of the two pieces
for your enjoyment.
A comment on your viewing pleasures?
It would mean a lot to the guys.
Thanks, Nana Becky :)

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

A Little Gallery of Landon Portraits

Becky here.
 Landon and I went outside today and put our fuzzy Disney World blanket
on the ground under the maple trees.

I put him on his tummy to see what he'd do and before I knew it he'd done a roll-over.
Strong neck, strong legs.

After every rollover, he waves his arms wildly. Well, he waves his arms wildly most of the time.

Later, we played in the crib where he loves watching the airplane mobile overhead.
This is the fuzzy "bankie" Anita gave him.
He likes to lick it.

He likes to lick most anything that comes in contact with his face.
Still fascinated by the airplanes.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Hunter Starts Tackle

So far he is playing wide receiver and safety.  He has a great arm but since his dad can't coach every sport he will likely have to settle for something other than quarterback.   Makes you wonder how many great quarterbacks are out there that never got a chance because someone other kid's dad volunteered to coach. 

This is his new uniform before he starts his first full pad practice today.  It is raining cats and dogs.  I have a feeling we will be purchasing more Resolve for football than we did for baseball.

It's That Kind of Day

The Adam Jerdees are having a slow stroll through the inside of the Minnesota Zoo today. Staying warm, taking it easy... Like this g...