Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Fun Monday

We got a surprise visit from my cousin, Jennelle, on Sunday night! 
We love having company!!  So you should come visit us... :)
While we waited for Jennelle & Terence to meet us at Rudy's we decided to take some family pictures. 
This explains why the kids were in a 'sour' mood. 
hahah.  Just kidding, the kids are always so fun to hang with.
So Madison decided to take our picture.
After she took this one she said "Dad you need to smile!"
She took another one saying "Come on Dad, smile bigger!"
I figured he didn't smile again, so I gave him a frown.
Finally when we both gave a great smile, Jared decides to join in.
I told you there's never a dull moment with our kids.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Prom 2010

Dillon & Chelsie had a great time at prom this past Saturday night!  Here are some pictures that captured their night together.  Aren't they a cute couple?!?!

Monday, April 26, 2010

The big break-away

The Texas Youth Rugby Association had the State High School Championship games this weekend.
Stony Point made it to the 'Final Four'. Which is amazing!!
We didn't do so good against the other teams, but to think that Stony Point is 4th best in the STATE!

Dillon had this amazing break-away run yesterday with a classic 'juke' at the end. 
See 4th picture where he changed direction mid-run. Cool.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Note to self:
Do NOT give Scott Hubba Bubba Bubble Gum.

It does not mix well with the crown on his tooth.
At all.

Meet the bus driver

Since Dillon has been grounded from his truck the past week, I feel like a bus driver! I didn't realize how much he runs himself & his sister around. Ugh. One week left.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

rumor has it...

The Coles are making a road trip to Iowa the last week of June!  Put it on your calendar! Be there or be square!!
RESULTS: Within top 5%
HOW MANY TOOK THE TEST: Close to 500 people


2010 Tiger Dancers Spring Show

Dillon has become part of the tradition with the Stony Point Tiger Dancers Spring Show!  This is his 2nd year being an Emcee for the show... I'm pretty sure he'll be a target for next year too.  He did a good job!  Last night was the first show & here are some highlights...
This next video is one of my favorites Dillon did.  It certainly shows his belly-dancing moves. NOT.  haha

These girls put on an AMAZING SHOW.  Here is a snipet of the Grand Finale.

Dillon & the other 2 Emcee's participate in the Traditional-Round-Up that the Tiger Dancers do after their shows. Cute!

Nature at my door step

This moth hung out next to our front door for 3 days.  At first we thought it was dead. Then we thought maybe it was a brand new moth emerging from the coccoon & was just chillin'.  In any case we decided to leave it alone.  It's not there any more, so it must've decided to move along.

Today our neighbor came over to borrow a tool from the garage & while Scott and Pat were in the garage a tiny snake came slithering right in!  Pat took care of it with a shovel.  YUK.
We have actually been on the lookout for snakes... a memo was sent to all of us
b/c a neighbor killed a diamond-back rattlesnake on their back porch.  SCARY!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Click this link to see what Jared will be doing this weekend. 

Fire Fighteer for City of Round Rock

He will be taking the Civil Service exam this weekend & then doing the CPAT (Candidate Physical Ability Test) test on June 5.   How EXCITING!!

Little Dillon

Dillon has to provide a picture of himself when he was younger for a video slide-show
at tomorrow night's Spring Show.  Dillon is an Emcee & this will be part of the show.
On our quest to find a funny picture we came across these classics:

Dillon LOVES his new shoes!  I took this picture during his nap time in Aug. 1996.
Obviously Jared loves to hug Dillon.  NOT.  haha
This was taken in June 1994 in Iowa City.
The one-hour-photo store in the mall picked this as "Picture of the Week" in Mason City & it was displayed for a week in the middle of the mall so everyone to get a good laugh.
This was a Christmas cookie decorating night.
Look close at the orange Tang stain around his mouth.  I can't believe I fed them so much sugar before bed!
October 21, 1994. Too cute. 
I notice now that both the boys are wearing PJ's.  Jared's are on the outside & Dillon's are on underneath his costume.  Oh well, they were 3 & 1 at the time, I don't think they noticed.

Macey & the window

Macey LOVES to look out of Dillon's window, even when the shades are closed! The bed is just the right height that she can spend all day laying on his bed looking out the window. Ahhhh, the life of a dog, right?

Monday, April 12, 2010

Dillon's MOVIN' ON UP!!

Texas Youth Rugby Association

As the story goes, “with fine disregard for the rules of football” William Webb Ellis picked up the ball & began to run with it. The plaque at Rugby School claims this was the start of the sport rugby football in 1823. Although an apocryphal story about the origin of the game, we know in Texas that in 1993 two middle schools in Houston, St. Ambrose & St. Anne’s, played the first organized game. In 1998 our first High School aged teams began playing.
Texas Single School and Multi-School Program
As part of the Texas Rugby Union, TYRA was formed in 2007 to govern high school and youth rugby throughout the state of Texas. High Schools compete in the Texas High School Rugby Conference or THSRC and the multi-schooled teams compete for the TYRA championship. This website is to provide information to our existing teams and schools while offering some help for those interested in growing this sport in Texas.

This was a BIG weekend for Dillon!
He played for Stony Point on Saturday morning & helped the team win the 'wildcard' position in the State playoffs in 2 weeks.  Yay!
RIGHT after the SPHS game we jumped in the car & headed to Texas A&M University in College Station.
He played on a select-team called 'Central Texas Cyclones'.
Here is Dillon & the scrum-half from Stony Point playing for the Cyclones.
These are the 4 kids that came from Stony Point to play on the select team.
Dillon makes friends easily.. he's posing with a teammate from San Antonio.
Even though the Cyclone Team didn't win, there were scouts watching the players.  
Dillon was selected to try-out for a team called "under 19" or U19 which includes boys who are more experienced & typically are closer to age 19. (Dillon JUST turned 17!!)
Dillon stayed overnight in College Station & made the cut for the U19 team!!
However, Dillon declined the invitation to join the U19 team & instead he agreed to join the U17 team (17 yr-olds). The coaches told him that his expertise may get him bumped to the U19 team eventually, but for now he has a spot on the team!
This means in June he'll go to the final round of cuts in Dallas.
If he makes it past that point, then he'll play on the USA RUGBY ASSOCIATION's Texas Team (either U17 or U19).  He will fly all over the U.S. playing Rugby.  Their first game will be this summer in Colorado at the Rocky Mountain Rugby Challenge.
What this means to you....
Dillon will have to do quite a bit of fund-raising to get his seat on the plane to Colorado... so...
Expect a letter, phone call, or email from him in the near future asking for some help. Every little bit will help!
I'm sorry if this is boring you to tears... but we are SO EXCITED for him!!  :)

Bluebonnets everywhere!

I decided I would make a terrible pet photographer.
You have no idea how difficult it was to get these 2 to sit still & look
somewhere near the camera.
Oh well. These are the best ones. :)

The wet winter we just had has made the wildflowers bloom EVERYWHERE!
The sides of the roads are simply covered with bluebonnets.
This little patch is in our neighborhood.
I wish the flowers could stay for months & months because they're so pretty!!