Saturday, November 24, 2007


On Black Friday Adria, Thomas and I went to the semi-finals of the Great Alaska Shootout. We got to see Butler vs. Virgina Tech in the first semi-final, and Texas Tech vs. Gonzaga in the second semi-final. It was the first time that he had attended a college basketball game since the Oregon State/Oregon game in March of 2005, (otherwise known as "The Immaculate Deflection Game") Here are some pictures from the Shootout:

During halftime of the Butler/Virgina Tech game members of the Underground Dance Company's (Alaska's premier hip-hop dance studio) Purple Intensity and Black Fusion troupes did a routine.

I think that I prefer watching frisbee dogs and kids jumping rope on pogo sticks during halftime, both of which were halftime staples at Oregon State.

Deron Washington (#13) had 14 points for Virgina Tech. He made a name for himself last season for jumping over Duke's Greg Paulus, and there are a lot of clips of him dunking on YouTube. His hair also reminded Adria of Joakim Noah.

Here are Adria and Thomas geared up for the games.

Here is the view from our seats. The arena was noticeably more full for the Gonzaga/Texas Tech game, as the Gonzaga fans didn't start showing up in mass until after halftime of the first game.

Here is Bobby Knight in the center of all of his assistants. He seemed pretty reserved most of the game as coaches go.

Thomas really enjoyed the games, even though he got tired towards the end of the second half of both games and fell asleep and missed the overtime of the first game and the last couple of minutes of the second.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Crawling Thomas

Thomas has recently been trying to learn how to crawl. However his biggest problem is that he tends to roll over when he gets ready to crawl.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Not So Tiny Thomas

Thomas had his 4-month checkup this afternoon. While Thomas didn't start off a very big baby, he has grown a lot recently. At his 2-month checkup he measured in the 60th percentile for length, but today at the 4-month checkup he was in the 95th percentile. His weight stayed in the 60th percentile and his head jumped up a little bit too.

Here are some recent pictures of Thomas. (As a side note, when Thomas wears his blue hat with his ears poking out, I think that he looks like a legendary hero from the Kingdom of Hyrule.

Also this past weekend we did a little bit of babysitting. We babysat Thomas' friend Kai so that Kai's parents could go on a date (this was payback for the night before when Kai's parent's watched Thomas so that we could go on a date and use a coupon that we had for a fancy restaurant in town). Here is a picture of Adria with Thomas and Kai.

Saturday, November 03, 2007

I'm Dreaming of a White Halloween

...however, it just wasn't to be. It had snowed a bit the week before but it melted soon afterwards. People who have been in Anchorage longer than we have have mentioned that it is odd for there not to be some snow on the ground on Halloween. Others have joked, that if this is global warming, then they are all for it.

Thomas didn't have a special costume for his first Halloween. We just dressed him up in his Halloween themed romper that he got from his Uncle Hayden.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

I Can Sing!!

The other day as we were running errands, Thomas starting singing along to "Let It Be". Since that time, Thomas has periodically tried to sing along with songs that we sing to him. Unfortunately, Thomas can sing only one note.