Sunday, April 29, 2007

Department of Communication Golf Outing

Yesterday was the UT Department of Communication Golf Outing. Mom was one of the coordinators and Dad golfed with the Midas team. We couldn't get a babysitter so Syd got to come along and join the fun.

Here she is with the banner welcoming people.

Here she is with Dad warming up.

As you can see she's a natural... at least at putting. Here she putts in it right into the hole.

Here she is hanging with Mom back at the clubhouse.

When we got home from golfing the whole neighborhood was out playing in the nice weather. Syd joined them of course.

Here she is running around with Brody.

After a long day in the sun and fresh air, Syd wound down with Dad.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Windy days make for great kite flying...

Sunday and Monday were perfect days to fly kites. Syd had a great time flying hers and Dad brought out his big jet kite. As you can see there's plenty of wind around here. Syd had a great time.

Friday, April 20, 2007

Canoe fun at swimming...

Here are some pictures of Syd in a canoe from her swim class. In the class she takes they sometimes teach boating safety on the last day of class. As you can see she's having fun. She's the one in the back in case you can't tell.

Monday, April 09, 2007


We had a good Easter. Syd did an Easter egg hunt in the morning... we didn't get a lot of pictures because she moved so fast and we moved so slow. But we did get a photo of Dani, who came down before us and found one of the eggs and decided to eat it. By the time we took this picture she had broken through the shell and gotten a piece of the actual egg. You have to give her kudos for sniffing out food.

We had Zack's family out for Easter. It was a lot of fun and I think everyone had a great time. As you can see Syd and Zane played well together. Zack also insisted on taking a "blackmail" picture of Zane to show future girlfriends. And Syd was her perky self, though she didn't talk much to anyone.

All in all, it was a good day!

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Minneapolis Trip

I recently presented at a Central States Communication Association conference in Minneapolis, MN that went from March 28th through April 1st. Zack and Syd decided to go with me since none of us had been to Minn. before.

Here's Syd at the hotel in Minneapolis.

We drove there and to break up the trip a little we stopped in Elgin, Il to spend the night Tuesday March 27th. They had a pool so that's where Syd was until 9:30 at night and again at 8:00 in the morning before we left to go onto Minn.

We had a great time. Syd got a chance to swim everyday at the hotel in Minn., some days twice and we went to the Mall of America while we were there.

Here we are in the Amusement Park part of the Mall of America.

Here are Syd and Dad on the Ferris Wheel at MoA.

Here are Syd and Mom on the Merry Go Round at MoA.

We also went to the Aquarium in the basement of MoA. The next few pictures are from there.

While in the Mall of America, we also visited the Apple Store. Here's Syd playing on the Mac.

Syd also got a new bear (Safety) at the Build-A-Bear store in the Mall of America. Here she is giving him a walk back at the hotel.

We also went shopping at one of the largest Targets around. It was a few blocks from our hotel so we walked, even though it was raining. This is Syd walking with her umbrella.

Doing presentations with me were my good friends Fatima and Tammy, so they were there as well. It was great hanging out with Fatima, who works in my department but I never see (two opposite schedules) and really great getting to see Tammy again, who worked with me the last three years, but now lives in Wisconsin.

You can see Syd had fun with Fatima.

The last night we were there we all went out to a very expensive steak place (and I mean very expensive). Syd was so exhausted from the week of excitement that she fell asleep at the table on my arm. Poor thing. She actually slept there against me for about an hour before we finished up and went back to the hotel. I had to carry her the whole way back (about 10 city blocks). She's so cute.