Showing posts from August, 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. 

First Day of School 2010


5K and a Birthday

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

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! 

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…

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.

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.